We stayed at Apples' early April and extended our stay from 2 to 3 nights because we found it so beautiful and pleasant.
We were immediately shown to our room (without a prior booking) which featured a large comfortable bed with en-suite. The room had a quirky lay out with a nice "garden" area next to the shower.
The guesthouse is described as a "retreat" and this is an accurate description of what you should expect. The guesthouse is a short ten minute walk from the main stretch but feels secluded and private. This was a blessing after the frantic pace of Bangkok! It also sits on the River Krai which is beautiful, especially if you choose to have dinner outside.
We would HIGHLY recommend that you take the cooking class, not only was it informative and interesting but Apple is highly entertaining (excellent english) and we had some lively debates about the Thai culture.
Of course we should also add that the food was delicious, perhaps slightly more expensive than some nearby places but the food is organic and it is definitely worth the extra 10%.
Cons:- difficult to pin point any without nit-picking as we had such a pleasant stay, the air con is perhaps not as strong or effective in the rooms than what we have experienced in other places, it is more expensive (990 bht for a double) compared to the backpacker hostels but probably not as much as the resort hotels (we felt it was worth it). At night, i wouldn't recommend for single ladies to walk from the main strip - not that we saw any problems its just very dark. no Wi-fi however it does sell itself as a "retreat" e.g. relaxing!
Overall, loved it.
- Also Known As:
- Apple`s Retreat & Guesthouse Hotel Kanchanaburi
- Apple`s Retreat And Guesthouse
- Apple`s Retreat & Guesthouse Hotel
- Apples Retreat Hotel