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River Kwai Hotel

284/15-16 Sang Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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River Kwai Hotel
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Ranked #29 of 69 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Kwai hotel at Kanchanaburi. Thai style hotel at middle of Kanchanaburi. Rooms ok and clean. Nice swimming pool at back yard. Value good. Quite good asian style breakfast. Parking for motorbikes and cars. Some restaurants nearby. About 10minutes walk to river.

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Camden Town, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel looks very nice from the outside,and reception area.but going above to your room,hallways,very dirty,badly worn carpets, The walk to the outside pool is not suitable for the elderly. The staff are not helpful. 18,000 bht it's not a cheap hotel.but not worth the price, there are lots of cheaper and better hotels around that area, For any backpacker,opposite is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not a great spot to stay from the perspective of how it looks and feels. Staff are good, hotel just old and dilapidated. Good proximity to Kanchanaburi cemetery. Bar is fun... Wish they would give us a full damn shot... Breakky omelette good!

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Worst hotel experience I have had in Thailand. Booked four nights but left the hotel after the first night. Summary: 1. Receptionist staff spoke poor English 2. To get to pool had to take elevator to 2nd floor then walk down 3 flights of old wooden stairs 3. No bartender at pool 4. Hotel policy was to provide only 1... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The pool area of this hotel was probably the best feature ! The rooms were clean and it was very central but definitely a budget hotel. The Internet worked intermittently, my son was very disappointed!

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Doncaster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stayed here several times now. It I close to the town centre but a fair walk to the tourist bars - about one and half mile away You are close to a noisy railway line with first train at 6.30am. Apart from that it is quietish. This time we started off in room 311 The electrics kpet failing and after... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stayed in December 2014 with friends and I loved this hotel .Great value for money rooms okay ,but two big positives were the House restaurant at the front of the hotel ,gorgeous food decent live bands and lovely staff working there .Also really enjoyed the breakfast here ,very expansive choice of food , tasty and a good start to the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This hotel is old and does not do regular maintenance. We booked two rooms. Both bathrooms were last tiled perhaps 20 years ago and looks very worn and run down. Bedrooms had had a recent overall with new beds and linen but not furniture. Having said that there was paint pealing off the wall. The passages are either very tiered... More 

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Lebanon, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The room was very nice. The bed and linens were comfortable. The staff was polite and very helpful. It's in a great location. The breakfast was decent. The views from where we ate were very nice. It's hard for me to believe how little I paid for this all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel several times in past years and nearly always stop for a meal to and from sangkhlaburi. Although the rooms were clean and comfortable there was a smell from the bathroom drains and the edge of the mirror was rusted. The hallway carpets were dirty and worn. I have a habit of checking hotel fire... More 

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