7.4

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 880 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 980 m
Bridge Over the River Kwai 1.2 km
JEATH War Museum 1.5 km
Giant Tree Kanchanaburi 5.5 km
Wat Tham Sua 13.1 km
ElephantsWorld 23.7 km
Safari Park 24.2 km
Taweechai Elephant Camp 37.5 km
Sai Yok National Park 84.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Anteka 110 m
Ya Di 350 m
Apple & Noi's Thai Cooking Course 400 m
Maenamkwai Road 420 m
West Wonder Waterpark 480 m
Tourist Police 680 m
Kanchanaburi Night Market 780 m
Toi's Tours 790 m
Death Railway Museum 870 m
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 880 m
Sam's House Guesthouse

"The room was big enough for three people."

Chamina - December 16, 2019
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Sam's House Guesthouse

14/2 Maenamkwae Road, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in River Kwai, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kanchanaburi

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.2
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport118.1 km

Rooms available at Sam's House Guesthouse

Standard
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room (3 Adults)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Standard Cottage
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Superior Bungalow with Bath
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Comfort Twin Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Budget Bungalow
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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King Premier
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Hut Wood Bungalow
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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King Premier
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sam's House Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sam's House Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kanchanaburi with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Sam's House Guesthouse?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 100 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sam's House Guesthouse?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kanchanaburi Train Station, 1.0 km away from Sam's House Guesthouse.

What restaurants are nearby Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse is located in River Kwai, famous for good restaurants such as Pong Phen Restaurant, Tara Cafe and Restaurant Kanchanaburi and Tai-Thai.

What popular shopping places are close to Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse is located in River Kwai area which features shopping places such as Kanchanaburi Night Market, Robinsons Department Store and Gem Sapphire Center.

What are popular attractions near Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse is located in River Kwai area, which is famous for attractions such as Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and JEATH War Museum.

What popular beaches are close to Sam's House Guesthouse?

Sam's House Guesthouse is located in the River Kwai area, which includes Chuk Don Beach.

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What people love about Sam's House Guesthouse

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "The room was big enough for three people."

    Chamina

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    December 16, 2019

Overall rating:

7.4

Very good
511 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Facilities
5.9
Location
7.9
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Sam's House Guesthouse

Sam's House Guesthouse is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kanchanaburi. Experience an urban escape in Kanchanaburi with a stay at Sam's House Guesthouse, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Kanchanaburi with a stay at Sam's House Guesthouse, located merely 1.2 km from Bridge Over the River Kwai.
Sam's House Guesthouse offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and car hire services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kanchanaburi.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Sam's House Guesthouse guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Sam's House Guesthouse are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Sam's House Guesthouse include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort.
Sam's House Guesthouse offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

19 mentions

Internet

11 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

View

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese
  • Thai

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Location
14/2 Maenamkwae Road, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
    118.1 km
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
    138.6 km

Public transportation

  • Kanchanaburi Train Station
    1.0 km
  • Saphan Kwae Yai Station
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Anteka
    110 m

Shopping

  • Kanchanaburi Night Market
    780 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    130 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    760 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    880 m
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    980 m
  • Bridge Over the River Kwai
    1.2 km
  • JEATH War Museum
    1.5 km
  • Giant Tree Kanchanaburi
    5.5 km
  • Wat Tham Sua
    13.1 km
  • ElephantsWorld
    23.7 km
  • Safari Park
    24.2 km
  • Taweechai Elephant Camp
    37.5 km
  • Sai Yok National Park
    84.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Anteka
    110 m
  • Ya Di
    350 m
  • Apple & Noi's Thai Cooking Course
    400 m
  • Maenamkwai Road
    420 m
  • West Wonder Waterpark
    480 m
  • Tourist Police
    680 m
  • Kanchanaburi Night Market
    780 m
  • Toi's Tours
    790 m
  • Death Railway Museum
    870 m
  • The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    880 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee500 THB
  • Distance from city center1.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)210

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)100 THB
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0.00 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 39
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1999

Reviews of Sam's House Guesthouse from real guests

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Cleanliness6.7
Facilities5.9
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service6.9
Value for money7.2
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8.7
Excellent
Shiri from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Charming place in excellent location”

Beautiful resort right on the water

We really enjoyed our time at Sam's House. Great location in the middle of everything, comfortable room (if you don't mind a tiny bathroom), great seating area outside (on the porch ad in the communal areas / bar), beautiful design of the huts right on the water. We were welcomed, felt safe and cared for and were near enough to walk everywhere in Kanchanaburi. The Internet was fast and reliable and there were unlimited eating option a few minutes in each direction.

Reviewed January 27, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Kimmo from Finland
Couple
Standard Cottage
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Cozy cottage with perfect location”

Cozy, reasonably prices, good location

I really liked my stay at this guesthouse. The staff was superfriendly and they helped us with everything they could. The price was reasonable and the location was perfect. Walking distance to the railway station and to the bridge of river Kwai. Also many restaurants and bars around this area. More than that the cottages were very cozy.

Reviewed December 09, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Graham from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Great budget hotel. A little gem.”

It's clean, efficient and although there are no TV's or coffee making facilities it has all you need for a trip to the town for a few days. Clean, tidy, great value for money

For ten quid a night I couldn't fault Sam's place. I usually never spend under fifty dollars for a room and was expecting to take one look at the place and go and find somewhere else. But we stayed. Friendly people, good atmosphere, clean rooms. All you could want for the price. No complaints at all and i will definitely stay there again.

Reviewed July 23, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Chee from Malaysia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Lovely hotel”

Nice ambience

A very nice hotel with quality mattresses. The surrounding is very calm and soothing. Very suitable for those who would like to have a peaceful and relaxing stay / holiday. A very unique hotel with rooms of a variety of choices. Would be back at Sam's House if given the chance. Worth the money!

Reviewed June 17, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Good location, helpful staff and adequate rooms”

wifi was avaliable even from the bungalows

stayed for two nights while doing the tourist trail. was nice and quiet and on the river, away enough from the buzz of the main street but close enough to walk to places, including the thailand-burma railway centre and cemetry. i booked a day trip via the hotel, went to the hell fire pass and museum, bridge over river kwai, rode on the railway, elephant trek, and bamboo rafting, included lunch transport, all admissions and a great english speaking guide, all for 850bht 8am-5.30pm i booked to stay in a bamboo bungalow, slightly more expensive then the basic room, but from what i could see those rooms seemed fine too.

Reviewed February 08, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Geoffrey from Australia
Couple
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Good location, small basic rooms.”

Location, friendly helpful staff.

sams guesthouse is a little bit run down and in need of a spruce up. we booked a 1 bedroom bungalow which turned out to be a tiny a frame building with just enough room for a double bed and a bathroom attached to the back. it was clean, air-conditioned and cheap but we really needed a bit of room to open our bags! we upgraded to a bigger room for a very small extra charge. larger bungalows are available along the river bank but there were too many steps for our old legs. we did enjoy our stay here. friendly, helpful staff, clean room and very good location.

Reviewed August 20, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Andy from Germany
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Very charming guest house. Loved it!”

Good location for temple sightseeing. Charming rooms, nice people

We really enjoyed our stay. We had the room over the reception which is huge, colorful and unique. The owners are very polite and friendly. . The old coffee house is just around the corner with excellent food and nice atmosphere just a step away. The first temple is just on the other side of the road. Take the train from bankok and a tuk tuk to the hotel. Very easy.

Reviewed January 11, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Celeste from South Africa
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Value for money hotel”

For those who don't mind walking, the Bridge over the river Kwai is within walking distance

We liked the setting of the hotel, from the outside it does not look very inviting, but it is set in a lovely area, each room with a little outside patio. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with good, large beds. The owner of the hotel was very helpful at times, but at other times seemed disinterested. I asked her for the time of the train to Bangkok, she just pointed to a timetable. When I told her that I did not understand Thai, she ignored me and continued with her business. On our last day, she helped with serving breakfast, and asked me to write a good review. In spite of this, I will still recommend the hotel

Reviewed July 25, 2012

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7.7
Very good
sam from United Kingdom
Couple
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Great location ”

Great location, friendly staff, quiet

This place is good for few nights stay in Kanchanaburi. Close to bars and restaurants, 20 min walk to bridge over river Kwai, friendly staff too.

Reviewed November 18, 2014

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6.3
Good
Manish from India
Family with young children
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Small Comfortable Guesthouse”

Location

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at sam's house. Rooms were small but comfortable bedding. Bathroom was okay. It is located near many restaurants and pubs. Bridge over the river kwai is also located nearby.

Reviewed February 28, 2013

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6.7
Good
Jon from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Cool guesthouse with friendly staff”

Location, staff, quiet

It is a cool guesthouse near the main attractions of kanchanaburi but is in a quiet setting along the river. The staff is very friendly and willing to help with anything. They actually overbooked our room so upgraded us for free. It is a great place to stay while you are exploring kanchanaburi.

Reviewed December 24, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Yohan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Nice, affordable hotel”

Good location, good price, clean and easy to book tours and transport, free wifi

This hotel had nice clean rooms, basic but very good value. Clean bathrooms and free wifi. Close to all the amenities of the area, and about 20 mins walk to the Kwai bridge. There are many activities and tours to do in the area so it makes a great base to stay for a few days.

Reviewed December 08, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
phil from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Good hotel in quiet location”

Good hotel in quiet location. I went for the room with aircond as it gets quite hot in Kanchanaburi. Close to the main attractions and good places for food. Staff are very helpful and friendly and speak good english

Reviewed May 01, 2016

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7.0
Very good
Amanda from Canada
Solo traveler
Standard Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Good location, basic acccomodation”

Quiet setting

Overall a decent place to stay for the money. The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 15-20 minute walk away. There are lots of restaurants nearby. The cottage was basic so if you don't need any frills then this will fit the bill. A few things to note: If stairs are an issue, you might not want to book the bamboo cottage, the other options would be okay. Breakfast is okay but the other food was a let down. The staff were friendly but spoke very little or no English so if you go looking for help or advice on what to do and how to get around you'll be disappointed.

Reviewed February 08, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Kangyu from Singapore
Couple
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Nice little hut with good price”

Clean room

It was not as near to the attractions as I thought. it is more likely you take a tuktuk to Sam House from the bridge over River Kwai. Though it doesnt look fantastic outside, it is quite clean inside.

Reviewed August 16, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Good location on the river”

Air con

Comfortable stay here but we were given two single beds pushed together that weren't quite together! Room was clean and tidy and with the aircon was all that with needed. Guesthouse only served breakfast which was alright as there were plenty of other places nearby.

Reviewed November 15, 2012

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6.3
Good
Jennifer from United States
Group
Budget Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Good location but Bungalows small”

location, value

I have stayed at Sam's once before, in their 1 bedroom hut. The hut was nice, spacious enough and felt like a little home to camp out in. The Bungalows, however, are quite small. The triangle shape truly makes you feel like you are living in a section of a house of cards. There were just 2 twin beds with the springs all messed up and an adjoining bathroom. It wouldn't have been bad for 2 people I suppose...but considering the hut would have been OK for 3, I mistakenly tried to squeeze 3 people in this triangle bungalow. The staff does what they are told must usually with some grumbling. The water shut off unexpectedly for 30 minutes in the middle of the day. The location is on the main road with bars and restaurants, just a little 5 minute walk.

Reviewed December 19, 2012

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6.3
Good
Rachel from Canada
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

CHeap Place in a Quiet Area”

Quiet, large room, large bathroom.

This is a good option for visiting Kanchanaburi. It is on a street with many hotel options and about a half hour walk to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. It was a quiet neighbourhood and close to restaurants on the river.

Reviewed July 26, 2013

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7.0
Very good
KEVIN from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in November 2011

Nice Flora , Small rooms”

Flora

Rooms small but clean,nice bath room with Good hot shower.The bed was too big for the room,and no place to hang your clothes.The water gardens added a good feel to the place as did the wooden lodges. Sams house guesthouse is only a minuits walk from the main st full of (yawn) bars, food stalls and restaurants.

Reviewed December 09, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
wichuda from Thailand
Solo traveler
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

this is a good choice for backpacker”

Clean room and private near the river and host is very kindness and friendly

Convenience for find something to eat and near city you can rent bicycle or motorcycle so easily this guesthouse has car park and wireless This is best choice for tourist who want to safe ur money ka

Reviewed January 24, 2012

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