Right on the river kwai-with a bit of scrubbing up this place would look five star!!
The advantages-food is lovely-a whole thai menu and an english one in the pool-side restaurant. The staff aren't particularly friendly but they can arrange to get your laundry done and book massage appointments at the on-sight spa which is lovely. At night it is so peaceful and it is lovely sitting by the river having cocktails. The rooms and bathrooms are massive, clean, cool and quiet, so we had a great weeks sleep here!
The disadvantages- one member of our group had loads of money stolen and we were convinced it was one of the maintenance men as there wasn't anyone else really around at the time. So it is a case of locking your valuables away or taking them with you. It is also quite far away from anything so to see the sights would need a taxi, but otherwise restaurants are in easy reach- I would recommend the tree-top bar for cocktails and the jolly frog for dinner.
Overall-beautiful place to stay, especially if on a budget, but will require taxi to see the sights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camelia resort is a small resort with 30 rooms and located in a minute walk to the bridge over river kwai in area of 6 Rai overlooking river view and previously opened and served to Israeli market since 10 years old therefore our restaurant is also served with Middle East Food (only one in Kanchananburi) while currently a Thai and some European menu can also order from our experienced Thai chef. In addition, We are one of property in town with small pet welcomed concept with space parking and green lawn walking side on Riverside. and also can access by river and ideal of wedding place with 02 large lawn river view side ... more less