We took the train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, and following the instructions on Thai Garden Inn's web site, we got off at the River Kwai station. We were the only passengers who got off there, and it took us a while to get a tuk tuk to the hotel. However, the tuk tuk driver knew the location of the hotel.
Check in was hassle free, and the cabin we got was, as requested, a double bedded air conditioned one. It was clean and the room had been freshly made up. The room had a safe, a mini fridge, and plenty of storage. WiFi was available in our room, and we had no problems uploading photos to Facebook and making Skype calls.
The location is a little away from the main town, which could be an advantage if you are looking for an extremely quiet evening. It is about a 15 minute walk to the restaurants and shops in town. However, the road was extremely deserted, and the last 500 meters to the hotel passes by some agricultural land and is not at all well lit. We made it a point to be back by about 9 PM -- any later and we would suggest that you take a tuk tuk from town.
Reception was friendly and chatty, and they arranged a tour to the surrounding areas for us. The tour was one of the best we've ever taken, and I don't think we could have done all the sites on our own.
Breakfast was the standard toast and eggs -- not bad, but nothing exciting. Our tour left at 8:00 AM, and they served us breakfast at about 7:45 AM -- we were comfortably done in 10 minutes.
The hotel also booked us on a mini bus to Ayutthaya. The bus picked us up at the hotel and dropped us at the hotel in Ayutthaya.
As someone else has mentioned, do try the Thai grill ("Moo Kata") place in town. You get an amazing spread for 109 Baht, and working the grill on your table is great fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Thai Garden Inn is nestled in the heart of the Kanchanaburi countryside. We have 11 individual, well appointed Thai-style bungalows overlooking either our gardens or our pool. We have another 3 individual family bungalows overlooking our swimming pool. All bungalows have en-suite bathrooms including hot shower, western toilet and free WiFi. In addition there is also a fully stocked mini-bar. We have a choice of air con or fan for our standard bungalows. Our family bungalows are fully air conditioned only. We also have 2 bedroom house, fully equipped with TV, western kitchen, spa tub in the master bedroom bathroom and private parking. At the heart of our resort is the swimming pool and sunbathing area. Perfect place to escape the sun for a while, then cool off and relax on one of our shaded recliners. Our games include free pool table and darts. For those who wish to read, we have a small library of books for our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thai Garden Hotel Kanchanaburi