Mom Chailai Kanchanaburi Forest Retreat Hotel
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7.2
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6.9
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  • Lawa Cave4.05 km
  • Sai Yok Waterfall6.82 km
  • River Kwai8.21 km
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum10.17 km
  • Hellfire Pass10.53 km
  • River Kwai Golf Course11.76 km
  • Sai Yok Hospital22.97 km
  • Somdej Phra Piya Maharat Rommanikhet Hospital23.67 km
  • Tha Thung Na Dam23.85 km
  • Tham Krasae Railway Station25.46 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Mom Chailai Kanchanaburi Forest Retreat Hotel

    291 M.4 T. Tambon Thasao, Amphur Saiyoke, Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000 - See map
    "Really close to our mini marathon even , good hospitality and so peaceful"
    nuttinee - September 13, 2016
    Very good service
    7.8 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.6 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Shops

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    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Review score - United States
    8.2/10
    Room size
    27 sqm.
    Service score
    7.8/10
    Better than
    88
    %
    of Kanchanaburi properties
    Better than
    88
    %
    of Kanchanaburi properties
    Bigger than
    81
    %
    of Kanchanaburi properties
    Better than
    75
    %
    of Kanchanaburi properties
    Value for money7.5
    Location rating6.9
    Nearest airportDawei Airport (TVY) - Myanmar
    Distance to airport89.8 km

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    7.6
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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            Dawei Airport (TVY) - Myanmar
            89.8 km
            Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) - Thailand
            175.9 km
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            Agoda Reviews (146)Booking.com Reviews (17)
            7.2
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            10
            Cleanliness7.4
            Facilities5.9
            Location6.9
            Room comfort and quality7.6
            Service7.8
            Value for money7.5
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            9+ Exceptional (23)
            8-9 Excellent (28)
            7-8 Very Good (30)
            6-7 Good (13)
            <6 Below Expectation (33)
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            Mar - May (34)
            Jun - Aug (29)
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            Dec - Feb (35)
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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Max from Sweden
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

            A little gem”

            Staff performance, surrounding and atmosphere

            We spent 6 nights there surrounded by natural and we will definitely go back! The staff are nice but speaks limited English except the hotel manager who speaks fantastic English, as well very attentive.

            Reviewed August 09, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            phantipa from Thailand
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in March 2014

            Perfect nature, great for relax”

            100% nature, nice staff, lovely mineral swimming pool

            It's depend on your purpose and life style. Here is perfect place for nature lover. If you would like to keep clam and relax, i will recommend this hotel. But if you like to go out at night or shopping, forget this hotel. I will be back to this hotel as it's really good for my mind.

            Reviewed March 12, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Daniel from United States
            Group
            Superior Plus
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

            Forest hotel next to the river”

            The forest atmosphere far away from the noise of town and city

            We really enjoyed our stay here because we loved the forest setting and the staff service was great! But those who book here should know it really is far from the road in a real forest in an agricultural region of Kanchanaburi. The surrounding hills and mountains are great to visit, but you need transportation. We rented a pick-up driven by a friendly hotel staff who was also a tour guide. Very relaxing pool. Big rooms decorated with interesting furniture. Clean. Since no one else was there at the time, they upgraded our room for free. Good Thai food made by friendly staff.

            Reviewed February 21, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Teoh from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in November 2012

            Great stay in a jungle retreat”

            Spacious room, huge bathroom, furniture carved out of teak wood

            It was a great jungle retreat true to the name "Mom Chailai Jungle Retreat" a nice mineral swimming smack right in the middle of the jungle, water is the right temperature. The furniture is authentically carved out of teak wood, the bed, the chairs, the table. Some tables are marble slab. It has blend nature into modern living with TV and wires. From here visitors can go for side excursions like the Hell Fire Pass to get a glimpse of the Death Railway, the bridge over River Kwai, Tiger Temple, elephant ride, river raft etc. If you are not into sight seeing just relax in the nature. From your bed yo get a good view o the jungle because the room is covered with full length glass panel, so you can relax in bed and enjoy the greenery and feel nature in the comfort of the bed. The staff is friendly and helpful. One of them speaks excellent English. He can help you in whatever you need.

            Reviewed November 28, 2012
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Mary from United States
            Group
            Stayed 1 night in April 2015

            Hidden Beauty”

            hospitable staff, beautiful grounds, unique experience

            the staff was so nice and helpful! Although there is nothing around, there is plenty to do. It is a beautiful retreat and so unique. It is the best place for a get away with family or friends. mom Chailai is truly charming!!

            Reviewed May 01, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            jeffrey from United States
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in April 2014

            Nice, Peaceful, Natural Retreat”

            Quiet, peaceful, close to nature, natural mineral water pool

            We only stayed here for one night. This hotel is a bit of a journey from Katchanaburi train station, so it would be best to go to Erawan Falls first from the station and have the resort pick you up from there if you only have a night. You can leave your luggage at the Erawan Visitors Center for free while you go explore. The resort is gorgeous and the surrounding nature is quite impressive. We didn't arrive until later at night and I realized that I absentmindedly left my girlfriend's expensive camera on the bus. Without hesitating, Wynn, one of the delightful hotel staff hurriedly ushered me to his car and we tracked down the bus and got the camera back. Thank you so much Wynn!!!!!!! An overall great place to relax for a day or two and take in the beautiful forested scenery.

            Reviewed May 06, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Brent from United States
            Family with teens
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

            A Nice Out of the Way Place”

            A nice place to get away from the crowds, see the forest, and relax

            Staying here is only useful if you have your own transportation as it is outside Kanchanburi (fairly close to Hellfire Pass) but it was a welcome relief from the crowds of the cities. Quiet, comfortable place buried in the forest/jungle.

            Reviewed June 22, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            Anil from India
            Family with young children
            Family
            Stayed 1 night in November 2012

            As name says.. its a real jungle retreat”

            Jungle feeling

            First of all If you do not have your own transportation forget this hotel!!.. The hotel is very calm and quiet as if we are in Jungle. We stayed in Family suite , the rooms are nicely decorated to give us the feel of Jungle. beautiful toilet very neat and clean. Staff very service minded. Food though limited very very yummy. Try Khao Tom Mon... very very yummy.. Note : No restaurants or shops available nearby. Have to drive to saiyok waterfall if you need anything.. restaurant here closes at

            Reviewed November 19, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            Angie from Thailand
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

            Amazing place, great for a relaxing getaway!”

            Room, Surroundings, Natural, Mineral Pool

            We were the only people staying at the hotel, it was lovely, peaceful and tranquil. Apart from American breakfast, there was only Thai food on the menu, but it was really good food. The room was a highlight for us, it was huge, with a lovely wooden decor. Great value for money.

            Reviewed May 20, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Penpitcha from Thailand
            Couple
            Superior Plus
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016

            We love this place!”

            Kinda surprised that there's not so much people here - we love this place and will stay here again for sure if there's any chance to visit Kanchanaburi!

            Reviewed January 05, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            nuttinee from Thailand
            Family with teens
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in September 2016

            good location”

            really close to our mini marathon even , good hospitality and so peaceful

            Reviewed September 13, 2016
            8.3
            Excellent
            nuttinee from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in September 2015

            Asmosphere”

            fresh clean comfy
            Reviewed September 21, 2015
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Witawat from Thailand
            Group
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in October 2011

            Warm welcome, Great Survice, Very nice nature”

            Warm welcome, Great Survice, Very nice nature, Clean room

            I love Mom Chailai Hotel so much. Very warm welcome. The service was very nice. I like the very clean swimming pool because it made me swim in the forest. I hope to go there again.

            Reviewed October 26, 2011
            5.0
            Jeannie from United States
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Noise and smoke ruin this "retreat"”

            The grounds are pretty in a natural setting with mature "jungle" trees

            First of all is the noise. A resort spa has been built across the river that uses a generator for all of it's electricity. This means that a generator is buzzing all day and it unfortunately negatively impacted our time there. Pretty much you need to have your own car or pay the hotel a very high fee to get any where. Additionally, there was loud music playing (from the resort next door ?) all night and I got about 3-4 hours of sleep. Since you are right next door to a national park you would think you would have nice, clean air, but because the farmers are constantly burning either trash or grassy areas, there is a continuous haze over the area that actually impacted my throat, eyes and gave me a headache. Now, here are actually the things that the hotel DOES have control over. Although this is a beautiful, jungle setting with nice trees and bamboo, some of the buildings are run-down. There are canopies with holes in them, the sitting area next to our room had half the roof missing, and there is a large building next to the little pool with a caved in rusty metal roof. It just seems that this place has been left to decay. The "kitchenette" in our room had a sink that didn't work. The door on our room bad to be forced to open, there was no remote for the A/C and once we finally got one it didn't work. The one staff person who actually spoke English checked us in but was other wise not around to answer questions or deal with any problems that arose. Finally, the included breakfast was really bad. Instant coffee with powdered cream, white bread with fake butter and jam, a "hot dog" (AKA sausage) small piece of ham, eggs and powdered orange drink. We looked at the menu which was very limited, and decided to go out for all of our other meals. Because there is not a lot around, the food options are limited. All in all, the feeling of this place is that is was built with care and love but has been left to deteriorate due to lack of clientele.

            Reviewed January 28, 2015
            3.3
            Jeremiah from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in August 2014

            Very basic, old-fashioned and far from everything”

            Perfect for nature lovers, car park, fridge in room

            The hotel is a 5-10 minute drive down a dirt track from the main road. It's also not the Mom Chailai Hotel which appear on Google Maps next to a waterfall - in fact it's another 20 minutes down the highway from that map pin. The hotel is in the middle of the forest. The rooms are very oppressive, depressing and outdated. Think dark wood tables, deer antlers on walls and a huge old CRT TV. The in-room food we had (as it's too far to go out for dinner) was tasty. The breakfast the next day was inedible: 2 slices of watery, lukewarm chicken ham with a plastic sausage and a fried egg. We'd only booked here as the hotel our friends were in was full - and we though it was next to theirs... but it's not in the correct place on the Google Map (as mentioned above). We would not go back again.

            Reviewed January 19, 2015
            6.0
            Ratchapon from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in April 2014

            Beautiful place with natural surroundings”

            Nature, Quiet, Pool

            This place has very natural surroundings, with a view of the river. It is close to some attractions but only in Sai Yok area and everything else is far away. The rooms were nice and almost felt like being in a little cabin in the woods. It is great for people who love nature and parks. The pool is small but kept clean. The place is off the main hill road slightly downhill about 1.5 km in, so make sure you have transport.

            Reviewed April 21, 2014
            6.0
            Mike from United States
            Couple
            Superior Plus
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Very peaceful”

            Quiet and secluded

            the first thing i noticed was the cicadas (don't know the thai name)- buzzing in the trees as soon as we turned down the driveway. if you like that kind of thing, it's better than exhaust pipes - which you won't hear any of (except occasionally a long tail boat on the river or the electric generator at the day spa across the river). very natural surroundings and the pool is mineral water from the hillside, if you like trees, this place has them. one friendly mouse in the room.

            Reviewed March 01, 2013
            7.7
            Very good
            Terry from United States
            Family with young children
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Peaceful jungle hide away”

            The hotel was very quiet and peaceful. The pool was very nice, natural with no chlorine.

            Let me first repeat what others have said. You really need to have your own car here. And even with a car, you are nearly an hour's drive from downtown Kanchanaburi. However you are not far, by car, from the Hellfire pass Museum and a lovely, but crowded, waterfall. Everything else is pretty far away. So if you like peace, quiet and solitude in a lovely jungle surrounding with a clear, clean, cool mineral water swimming pool, this place is perfect.

            Reviewed December 13, 2012
            5.7
            Helge from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in December 2011

            situated in the forest right above the river kwae”

            big rooms, nice bathroom, quiet forrest location

            the hotel is nicely situated in the forest on the cliff overlooking river kwae. the rooms are quite different, while the forest rooms are way nicer and bigger and cleaner than the hill ones! they could take a bit more care about their gardens, wich look a bit "wild"... dont expect anything from the breakfast!

            Reviewed January 11, 2012
            6.3
            Good
            Keith from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Superior
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

            In the forest”

            Natural setting

            the resort is set in a lovely forest setting with individual houses. of course you do need your own car as there is no public transport and the resort is about 1.5 km from the main road 323. it is about 60 km from kan'buri so think about that. the room we had was good especially the shower which is open to the sky and with nice stones on the floor and walls. staff good. sadly food in the restaurant not very tasty and breakfast very basic.

            Reviewed January 10, 2012
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