Denis and Nhi are fantastic and hospitable hosts. Denis advises and helps arrange things to do around the area. Nhi's cooking is second to none and at very affordable prices. Xanadu is located on the river. We spent almost all our time at the swimming pool next to the main restaurant/bar. I think better use could be made of the close proximity to the River Kwai as it's so close dragging a deck chair with a book and beer (slightly cheaper would sell way more) is sheer bliss.
There's plenty to do nearby. The local feel of the nearby village market drew us on several occasions. Spend a late afternoon/evening t the river next to the village; have a message (they'll fetch you); spend a day at the falls; visit the museum and bridge etc.
We stayed with three kids (12, 10 & 7 - who rated Xanadu best hotel) in adjoining rooms. The rooms we stayed in could do with a makeover (more comfy beds, updated furniture, a little more space) as can the showers. I suspect that the newer rooms may address these shortcoming so would suggest skiing for them. Would we go back? Definitely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful family owned resort on the banks of the famed river Kwai. With a large swimming/spa pool with adjoining bar and restaurant this is the perfect place to relax or as a base to explore the stunning local scenery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xanadu 2008 Hotel Kanchanaburi