It's hard to be too critical of a guesthouse costing <600 Baht per night in high-season, but I've stayed in others in Thailand in this price-range, and they provided a better experience than here. This guesthouse rates somewhere between 2-3 stars (poor-to-average) for me, using the Tripadvisor ranking criteria. On the whole, I left disappointed, and I won't be considering this guesthouse next time I visit Kanchanaburi.
Firstly, the good points. The rooms are large. The air-conditioning works very well. The free wi-fi worked nicely. The location is serene. You are one minute's walk from the terrific "Nut's Restaurant".
Now the bad points. (i) The room wasn't tidied/cleaned daily, including provision of new towels and emptying of bins; this becomes an "issue" when you are requested to not flush toilet paper in the bathroom (ii) The bathrooms themselves were a bit grimy (iii) No sign of hot water in the shower after three days of attempts, despite running the shower for 5-10 minutes each time (iv) No bed-sheets provided, just a loose quilt to throw on top (v) Not even a bar of soap provided in the bathroom (vi) No small bar-fridge to keep drinks cold in the heat of Kanchanaburi (vii) Curtains that didn't quite cover the window fully, which might create 'privacy issues' for some people (viii) No facilities to have a bite to eat/drink at the guesthouse or meet other travelers for a chat (ix) The guesthouse backs on to a noisy late-night music venue, which might be a problem for light sleepers (x) Rock-hard beds, although this is not unusual for Thai guesthouses (xi) Staff were nowhere to be seen, until it was time to leave and pay.
Out of curiosity, I had a wander around River Kwai Road on my last afternoon in town, checking out a few other guesthouses in the same price range (~600B/night). There appeared to be much better value on offer elsewhere. It would be unfair of me to list their names here, but I am happy to provide this information privately.
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- Thai Guesthouse is ideally situated in Kanchanaburi City Center; one of the city's most popular locales. Only 1. Km from the city center ... more less
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