Mom Chailai Kanchanaburi Forest Retreat Hotel
Mom Chailai Kanchanaburi Forest Retreat Hotel
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"Nice resort, idyllic atmosphere, gave me a real jungle feeli..."

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April 18, 2016

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Mom Chailai Kanchanaburi Forest Retreat Hotel

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7.3
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10
Very good service
7.9
Value for money7.6
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport175.9 km
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7.6
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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          Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
          175.9 km
          Nakhon Sawan Airport (TKH)
          195.6 km
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          Check-in from: 02:00 PM
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          Agoda Reviews (142)Booking.com Reviews (35)
          7.3
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          10
          Cleanliness7.5
          Facilities6.2
          Location7.0
          Room comfort and quality7.6
          Service7.9
          Value for money7.6
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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
          6.0
          Vasu from Thailand
          Group
          Superior
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Above average”
          โรงแรมบรรยากาศเป็นป่า ห้องที่เปิดเหมือนไม่มีใครใช้มานาน ที่เพดานมีรอยน้ำซึม เครื่องทำน้ำอุ่นตอนแรกใช้ไม่ได้ ผ้าห่มเปียกชื้น ต้องนำมาตากก่อน
          Reviewed August 02, 2018
          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
          8.3
          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
          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
          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
          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
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