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Toni
Manchester, United Kingdom
Ageing, faded and tired-looking
Review of R.S. Hotel
2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Jun 2012
This is a big hotel, set back from the main road in Kanchanaburi. It has lots of car parking space and lush looking gardens. Its location means that it is a quiet place to stay. From the outside it looks grand and imposing with a large entrance at the top of steps and a big glass arched frontage that I think is a conference centre. That is where the positives ended for me. On the inside it was old, tatty and in need of urgent refurbishment.

The big reception desk has a wall-sized mural of a man on a horse leading soldiers into battle. It was also a bit of a fight to get a half-decent room. I was taken up to the third floor in a dirty lift and led along dirty corridors. The first I was shown was dirty and smelt musty so I asked to see another. They didn't have any more doubles left and reluctantly opened up the room next door which had two singles. It was marginally better and as my schedule was tight, I decided to stay. All the furniture was dated and in need of replacement and the bathroom wanted ripping out and a new one putting in. The decor was damaged in places and the carpets were dirty. The connecting door to the next room didn't look secure and there was no room safe. The entrance door also looked like it had been broken into in the past. There shower had no hot water either, but at least the bedding looked clean.

The area that was used for the breakfast was outside under a lean-to type bit of the hotel that had a trellis ceiling under a semi-opaque sloping roof. Everything was covered in dirt. It ran the full width of the hotel and was open and airy, bordered by lots of greenery that looked like a garden. The tables were big circular ones on steel frames and the chairs the cheap white plastic type that a roadside cafe would use. Although there was a lot of food, most looked un-appetising so I started with tea and toast but then a lady turned up and began to cook omelettes which were actually okay.

Few people spoke English. Although there were many westerners staying, perhaps on coach tours by the look of things, I understood that the hotel catered mainly for Thais. The staff weren't friendly and welcoming and on a number of ocassions could be seen to be openly talking about guests in a manner that didn't seem appropriate.

This hotel must have been one of the best when it was originally built but that must have been a long time ago. It is desperate need of a lot of money spending on it. Until that time comes, I won't be going back.
Date of stay: March 2012
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

I stayed at this hotel as part of a package visiting the river Kwai from Pattaya. The river view hotel was full so we were given rooms here. It's a large hotel, with a cute (small) pool, and the most beautifully kept orchid gardens complete with aviary and bunnies. The breakfast buffet was very impressive.
HOWEVER... the rooms were pitiful. They were very old and in extremely poor condition. This was sad and disappointing given the potential in the rest of the place.

Room tip: I don't know if there are renovated rooms, but it's worth asking
Date of stay: November 2011
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile
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Date of stay: September 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2020
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019
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Date of stay: January 2019
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