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“An isolated dump” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Kwai Villa

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River Kwai Villa
Ranked #29 of 78 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
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3 reviews
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“An isolated dump”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

One of the worst hotels I have ever sayed in. It is 30 miles from the town and very isolated. No chance to enjoy the town or night life or restaurants etc. It was totally deserted when we arrived at 4.00 pm mid November. That was a bad sign. A small party of Russians turned up later on but that was it.

The diner and breakfast was very poor quality. The bathroom had mould on some of the tiles and some were cracked. And there was only one tap at the sink! Was it hot or cold water? I never found out.

And if all that was not bad enough they put on a "show" in the evening. Worse than any school production I have ever seen. And then they put on a disco in garden, right outside all the bedrooms, so no one got any sleep till 11.00 pm when they switched it off. Not a single guest danced. Had the phone in the room worked I would have rung reception and asked them to pack in the noise.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This is not near Kanchanaburi town, in fact its approx. 30mk out of town, so if you are looking to stay & walk around the town then this is not the place for you.

Having said all that the rooms were very large with two large double beds in the room & it was adequately furnished.
Because it is isolated we ate at the hotel & the evening meal was good, with a large selection of Thai & western dishes. The pool was large & after a long day in the sun was freshing to jump in.

Plenty of other amenities were avaialbe but I did not use them as I was only here for a short time.

The staff were very helpful & provided ideas of where to go & what to see..
This place is great if you want a relaxing break away from all the hustle & bustle but you need either your own transport or prepare to pay for taxis & wait a long time.

Enjoyed my stay & would consider it again if I wanted to be somewhere quite.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Felt mislead as to where this hotel was in comparison to everything else. Very difficult and expensive to get a taxi to the hotel, or to go anywhere. Therefore somewhat trapped eating, sleeping, etc, at the hotel. Staffed tried hard though and the rooms were large and clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dan6673
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Property: River Kwai Villa
Address: 333 Moo 1, Tambol Ban Kao, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 78 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
Number of rooms: 65
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