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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Riverside Cottages for a proper jungle experience, and we got one! The throbbing intensity of the jungle noises at night, the wildlife all around, wild swimming in the river, a lizard over a foot long in the bathroom, no tv, no traffic noise, watching monkeys from the porch of the lodge, lying awake listening to a wild tropical storm... and that's not to mention the activities. We did the Elephant Retirement experience which was brilliant (and totally ethical if you're wondering - he's very well cared for), and the full day lake trip which was well worth it.

The food is great value and very tasty, loads of vegetarian options - I'd recommend the Green Curry with tofu. The staff are friendly and they make all the onward transfers really effortless.

There are semi-regular power-cuts, and the wildlife might be a little too up close and personal for some but if you want an authentic experience in unique place where they live their eco-friendly and community supporting values then I really couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Room tip: The river view is amazing to wake up to.
Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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khaosokriver, Public Relations Manager at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello nickcgerrard,

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review! We're really happy that you came away from your Khao Sok trip with us with such amazing experiences, and we feel privileged to have played such a large role in your vacation. We would also like to say thank you for mentioning some of the more challenging aspects of a true jungle resort, like power cuts and the proximity to nature. We're always very grateful when guests share their personal experiences - it really helps us prepare potential guests for the type of experience they can expect here!
Wishing you well,

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Reviewed June 4, 2019

This was my second stay at Riverside Cottages and I'm glad I came back. The bungalows are big, clean and comfortable. The food at the restaurant is tasty. However, the best thing about this place is the tours they organise for you. You can tell that they put a lot of thought into this and only use the best operators. We had a day trip to Cheow Lan lake and the half day canoe trip. Both were excellent. The staff are so friendly and accomodating (even at one point getting a pair of shorts stitched up for me after I ripped a massive hole in them getting in the back of a pick-up van!) My girlfriend had a massage there and said it was the best she had ever had. The only downside was that we had a powercut one night, which meant no fan in the room (in April!), but that isn't their fault. Overall, I would recommend Riverside to anyone who wants to have a bit of an adventure, get close to nature but also have a bit of comfort.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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khaosokriver, Public Relations Manager at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi tomparkhouse,

It's great to hear from you and to read your lovely review of Khao Sok Riverside Cottages! We're so pleased that you came back for a second stay and that we were able to provide you with another great Khao Sok trip! Thank you for taking the time to review us so thoughtfully - we think your last line sums our resort up perfectly: "recommend to anyone who wants to have a bit of an adventure, get close to nature but also have a bit of comfort". This is exactly what we're going for, so we're thrilled to receive your feedback! We'll be looking forward to visit #3!
Safe travels,

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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful is an understatement when it comes to describing Riverside Cottages. Every inch and detail is absolutely incredible. My favorite part was the tropical gardens throughout the resort. The rooms and restaurant strike the perfect balance between comfort and amazing wood craftsmanship. Dining is also a delight as you look out over the river and witness monkeys jumping in the trees and listen to birds and cicadas chirping away. The large staff is super nice and ensures all your needs are met. Perfect place to stay if you’re looking for the upmost peace and natural setting. When you’re ready for some outdoor fun there are many activities in the region. We did the one day lake trip. Spend the day boating, swimming and eating on a floating restaurant. One of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. Take a short hike through the jungle and explore insane caves and rock formations. Don’t forget to take a kayak out on the lake to explore the small nooks and bends of the water- all included in the package!

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Traudty
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worldwidejungle, Public Relations Manager at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hi Traudty,

It's great to hear from you, and we're so happy that we were able to provide you with such an amazing Khao Sok experience! It is especially wonderful to read your kind compliments on our tropical gardens, and that unique blend of comfort and closeness to nature that we've worked so hard to create! We're so proud of these characteristics, so it is just wonderful to receive your positive feedback. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to our staff, especially the engineering team responsible for all that wood craftsmanship: they are one of the more under-appreciated groups on our staff, and they'll be happy to hear that you were impressed with their work :)
Wishing you well,

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Reviewed April 30, 2019

Our family booked activities and overnight lake trip with the staff at riverside cottages. Very helpful and friendly staff in awesome jungle setting. Wonderful outdoor experience with spectacular scenery, knowledgeable friendly, helpful guide on lake tour. Delicious local food. Accommodation basic on the lake trip but comfortable. Bathroom facilities at camp site were too far from cabins but could see they are working on changing that with new ones in progress. Back at riverside cottages we were also able to meet an elephant and learn about this retired animal. Bathe, feed and cook for him. Also organized by staff at riverside. Although we did not stay at cottages, we would've definitely if had more time. However had a delicious meal in the cottage restaurant as well before transferring back to phuket.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

My friend and I have a wonderful 3 night stay here. The cottages are IN the jungle, which means there are jungle creatures everywhere. Monkeys, lizards, bugs...if this isn't your thing, then consider another property. However if you are looking for an authentic experience with the nicest staff this is your place!!

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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khaosokriver, Public Relations Manager at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Hi Abby F,

Great to hear from you! Thanks for taking some time out of your day to share about your experience at our resort :) It is great to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us, and we are especially grateful for your kind compliments to our wonderful staff! Thanks also for your candid observations about our location and authentic jungle feel - comments like this are so useful to other guests, who may or may not be interested in the experience we offer here!
We hope you have enjoyed safe travels since leaving us, and that you'll remember us on your next trip to Khao Sok!
Best wishes,

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