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Kasem Island Resort
44-48 Chaichumphol Road | Tambon Ban Tai, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 69 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“More for your value for money or privacy cannot be found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Kanachanaburi is pretty quiet. But the Kasem Island Resort is the quietest place in Thailand. Right on the Mae Klong and only reachable by river boat, the resort sits on about 5 acres of riparian land. I booked via Agoda for 3 nights and paid about $70. Cheap for February when it isn't too hot out.

It was lovely. The best weekend I've had in a long, long time. If you are unhappy, stay at a noisier, more expensive place. For my money and for a much needed escape from the noise of Bangkok, it's right here at this rather unremarkable little resort.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wiltshire, England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I booked 2 nights here but left after 1.
The setting is very nice but it appears that the hotel is under staffed; the ferry driver is also the "Bell Boy", Repairman etc.
The rooms ( which are small cabins around the edge of the island) could do with some updating and the outside area needs a full time gardener; I think this place was once very nice but has been left without any maintenance.
We went back to the mainland to eat but there was very little choice in that area and no taxis available so we got the car out and drove a couple of kilometers up the road.
Very quiet rooms, hot water, no TV; nice view of the river from outside the room but everything outside needed a tidy up.
There is computer access in the lobby but it cost about 40 Baht for 20 minutes so I didn't bother.
Breakfast was fine and served in a pleasant area beside the river.
The staff were good but I didn't see many of them.
There was a swimming pool which was one of those above ground affairs with a plastic liner.
I think if someone bought this place and spent some money it would be a fantastic place to stay!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Located on a private island in the river, a 5 min taxi ride and a ferry ride away from any hussle and bussle.A great place to escape and recharge. Lovely grounds and gardens surrounded by the river - lots of wild life and brilliant sunrises and sunsets.
Lovely helpful staff - nothing was a problem. Food and service was good.
Resort need's TLC and maintenance.
My room (not one of the raft types) was well maintained tho; lovely room with large windows overlooking the river and small private terrace. Very peaceful and relaxing. Room was clean and fresh with good shower and separate toilet. I found the swimming pool refreshing and clean.
It is not handy if you want to go back and to the town or are looking for nightlife/bars etc but for a very peaceful escape I found it fitted the purpose well.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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amsterdam, netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Kasem's is a realy run down place. The bathroom is not clean (bathmat used to be white but was horribly stained), hairs everywhere. Pool is full of green stuff (?). Blankets dirty and old. Location is great and food not to bad plus they have a Nespresso machine!!!!!!!!
Staff is not as helpful as in other places.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Rooms tired,service average.food ok and great location

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed here for one night as part of our Good Times Travel tour...there was myself and 2 children - ages 12 and 8. We arrived pretty late (about 6pm) after a full day of touring and we were pretty tired. They prepared a lovely dinner for us - served when we were ready to eat it. Breakfast was good too.
The rooms are basic but clean - no cable TV or room service here and they all seem to look out to the river i.e they run around the perimeter of this small island.

The grounds are peaceful and lovely with little rabbits running all over the place.
We didn't get to have a swim but the pool would have been quite inviting if we had arrived earlier in the day.

I think this would be a great place to stay to retreat at night and go out and explore during the day....mentioned to my kids that if we were travelling with a few other families then this would be a wonderful place to stay...

All staff seemed very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is called the Kasem Island Resort because the resort is an island in the river.
The rooms are a bit run down inside, but are spacious and have beautiful views.
The communal areas are very relaxing with lovely gardens and lounges and a big swimming pool.
The restaurant goes all the way out to the rivers edge on a raft and the food was really good especially the breakfast.
There are a couple of surprises with the wildlife that you'll enjoy too.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kasem Island Resort

Address: 44-48 Chaichumphol Road | Tambon Ban Tai, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kanchanaburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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