Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

15/1 Soi Prapa, Tumbol Baan Nue, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000 - See map
2.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
7.2
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Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

"The only thing that impressed my stay here is the staff who works for morning shift she is lady, she is very kind."

Kham - November 25, 2019

Superior River View Double Bed Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House
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Popular landmarks
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 390 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 420 m
Bridge Over the River Kwai 2.07 km
JEATH War Museum 2.33 km
Giant Tree Kanchanaburi 4.99 km
Wat Tham Sua 12.28 km
ElephantsWorld 24.57 km
Safari Park Open Zoo 25.16 km
Taweechai Elephant Camp 38.36 km
Sai Yok National Park 55.24 km
Nearby landmarks
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 390 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 420 m
Wat Thawornwararam 430 m
Toi's Tours 460 m
Kanchanaburi Train Station 520 m
Kanchanaburi Night Market 520 m
Wat Thewa Sangkharam 540 m
Discovery 600 m
West Wonder Waterpark 660 m
Fresh Market Kanchanaburi 860 m
7.6

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Inside city center
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Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Very good cleanliness
7.4 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.3 rating for service
Good facilities on premise
6.4 facilities on premise

The hotel is located in a quiet area of Kanchanaburi, and easy to walk to from the train station.

John | November 3, 2018

Everything was clean and the staff was really nice.

D'Andree | August 3, 2019

We had a great view from our room.

D'Andree | August 3, 2019

  • 520 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kanchanaburi

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.6
Distance to city center2.00 Km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport117.1 km

Rooms available at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

7.7
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Non-smoking
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                Frequently asked questions

                Does Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House have wi-fi?

                Wi-fi is available at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House. View more amenities here.

                Can I park a car at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House does not have its own parking lot. View more facilities here.

                Does Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House have a 24 hour front desk?

                The front desk for Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House is not available 24 hours a day. View more amenities here.

                Can I get a massage at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                Massage services are available at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House. View more in-house services here.

                Does Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House have free in-room wi-fi?

                Wi-fi is offered for free in all rooms at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House. View more amenities here.

                Does Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House offer relaxation amenities, like a spa, sauna or steam room?

                Facilities for relaxation are available at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House. View more amenities here.

                Is there room service at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House has room service. View more in-house services here.

                What time is check-in and check-out at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                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 hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

                How do I get to Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                For those who wish to drive their own cars, Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests.

                What is the smoking policy at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House?

                Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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                What people love about Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

                • 8.4
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  "Good location Relax quiet Friendly staff Would recommend.for yr next trip"

                  Nichapha

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                  February 28, 2020

                • 6.8
                  Good
                  Location

                  "Excellent location with view straight ON THE river Kwai."

                  Gregor

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                  February 28, 2019

                • 8.0
                  Very good

                  "Nice to relax and watch the river go by."

                  Jill

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                  March 5, 2018

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                7.2
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                1,210 reviews
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                7.4
                Facilities
                6.4
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                7.6
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                More about Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

                Located in the lovely area of River Kwai, Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House enjoys a commanding position in the restaurants, sightseeing, culture hub of Kanchanaburi. The excitement of the city center is only 2.00 Km away. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Toi's Tours, AS Mixed Travel, Apple & Noi's Thai Cooking Course give to this hotel a special charm.

                The facilities and services provided by Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, tours, laundry service are just a few of the facilities that set Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House apart from other hotels in the city.

                Guests can choose from 14 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House.

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                6.8
                Good
                Cleanliness

                "Nice view in the morning and clean room."

                jutamat

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                February 13, 2019

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                Reviews of Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House from real guests

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                7.2
                Very good
                From 1210 reviews
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                Facilities6.4
                Location7.6
                Room comfort and quality7.7
                Service7.3
                Value for money7.6
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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Richard from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

                Great place! ”

                Beautiful view, lovely room, helpful staff (and cheap!)

                Had a lovely couple of nights at Tara Raft. Being on the river Kwai with amazing views and our own little balcony to sit out on and enjoy was the highlight. We had a twin room but the beds were next to each other so it felt like we had a huge king size bed. Location wise it is very close to kanchanaburi station and about 20 minutes walk to bus station and 5 minutes walk to street with bars, restaurants. Clean room, good wifi, great facilities, helpful and kind staff and all for a very very good price! If we are ever back in Kanchanaburi we will defiantly be staying here again - thank you Tara Raft!

                Reviewed November 12, 2015
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Anna from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

                Great base to unwind after a long day sightseeing”

                The comfy bed. The view of the sunset. The peace and quiet

                Great 2 night stay at the Tara Raft house. The location overlooking the river Kwai is beautiful as is the sunset. Grab a beer and sit in the swing and watch the sun go down. The rooms are on a floating pontoon. The further out your room is on the pontoon, the better the view. Ask for rooms 6,8 or 10. The bed was so comfy unlike all others I have slept in in Thailand. Only a 5 min walk to the centre for food/bars. As a solo female traveller I felt safe walking home despite having to walk down a side road as the locals were very welcoming and friendly. They only serve breakfast here but the VN raft house is next door if you fancy a bite to eat and don't want to walk into town. I ate there and the food is good. Definitely recommend the Tara raft house to stay at.

                Reviewed March 06, 2015
                8.7
                Excellent
                Yuwachat from Thailand
                Business traveler
                Stayed 1 night in August 2013

                Great view over the river & Clean room”

                Great price, Overlooking the River Kwai, Clean room

                I stayed at Tara Raft for only one night but i really enjoy it so much. I love the stunning view of sunset over the River Kwai from the room balcony. You can sit there and relax. In the night time you can still enjoy listening to the river flow and peaceful atmosphere. Even you can hear the other guests walking from outside the room but that did not bother me too much. Hotel only sell for room only but you can easily find the local restaurants or you can try food at Tara Bed & Breakfast which has the same owner and it is about 2 minutes by shuttle pick up. If you are looking for quiet relaxing with riverside room. I highly recommend Tara Raft for your stay in Kanchanaburi

                Reviewed August 14, 2013
                9.3
                Exceptional
                javier from Mexico
                Group
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 1 night in December 2014

                Really surprice by the staff, great service”

                Location, Cleanliness, staff

                We loved the view and the rooms, even when it's a cheap hotel, it has a nice terrace, the view over the River Kwai is great, went to Thailand and stayed in Bangkok, Pattaya and Kanchanaburi, every single of my friends wanted to stay a couple more days in Kanchanabury cuz they loved Tara Raft Guesthouse.

                Reviewed January 01, 2015
                8.3
                Excellent
                Margrietha from Netherlands
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 4 nights in November 2014

                amazing floating guesthouse with a great view ”

                Amazing view over the river, near to the centre but in quite area, the master bed so big!

                We did not had breakfast also we did not book or use it there because in our opinion it was to expensive compare with the restaurants in the town. The house is located 5 minutes walking from the centre in a quite area with an amazing view over the river. We have been before at Sam River Rafthouse nextdoors but it did nog excist anymore so we booked Tara Raft House. We love to be ON the river with our room floating we really enjoyed floating on the river at our balcony enjoy the view with a Chang beer. The receptionist in the evening is a really Nice guy and funny but he doesn't speak english but we enjoyed that. Always helpfull wit opening our Chang beers. The bed is very huge and good plus you have you own shower and very hot! If you love relaxing on your balcony with a great view then defintly book Tara Raft House!

                Reviewed December 02, 2014
                8.7
                Excellent
                Yohan from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

                Nice”

                Staff, location and comfy

                The lady that runs Tara raft speaks good English and was very helpful in organising transfers and doing our laundry. New had to pay for breakfast but was very nice. Room was comfy with a great view of the river Kwai to wake up to. If I went back to kanchanaburi I would definitely stay again

                Reviewed April 12, 2015
                9.2
                Exceptional
                David from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

                Location with comfort”

                We had a river view room which is actually on a floating raft with a fantastic view of the river and sunset. The bed was probably the most conformable one I have ever stayed on in a hotel (which is a lot of hotels). Several English language channels on a 40"TV. Fast WiFi and almost silent aircon. The room was small as was the bathroom but that is no problem for us. Indeed we extended our stay from three nights to five and then seven. The location is so quiet and peaceful watching the occasional boat on the river but is only a five to ten minute walk down a small road to the centre of all the bars(which are guite numerous and cheap) etc. Same distance to one of the war cemetery's and museum and about two kms to the bridge. Before going to Kanchanaburi we assumed the town would be around the bridge where as in reality it is two kms down the street. Overall a great room but with no real other amenities other than cheap beer and the only food it sells is a cooked breakfast which is not spectacular but they will fetch it to your room. Time permitting we would have stayed even longer and I'm sure that we'll be back.

                Reviewed April 07, 2016
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Janella from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

                on the water”

                Tara Raft GH is a perfect place to stay on the water and a little away from the busy River Kwai bridge area. You realise you are on the water when boats go by and the rafts are caught in the wash. Staff are friendly, have a little English. I would stay here again.

                Reviewed July 10, 2017
                8.7
                Excellent
                Liza from Malaysia
                Couple
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

                Unique experience on the river”

                clean, comfortable and good location

                We had a lovely stay at Tara Raft, it was a novelty staying on the river and we enjoyed the little balcony offering beautiful views of the river. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Wifi was also working perfectly. Location was also perfect and short walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Front desk can call for tuktuks if you need to go further. Tours can be booked at VN Guesthouse which is next door. Highly recommend Tara Raft!

                Reviewed January 07, 2014
                7.7
                Very good
                John from United Kingdom
                Group
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 1 night in June 2014

                A very comfortable quiet place to stay.”

                Nice rooms. Friendly staff. Close to attractions

                Enjoyed my stay at Tara Raft. Staff are helpful and friendly. Rooms are fairly small but well equipped at a good price. Tara Raft is in walking distance of some good bars and eating places. The River Kwai Bridge is about a 30 minute walk away. Found it very quiet and relaxing place to stay. Everything is clean and tidy although there is a slight smell from the toilet shower room. This was not at all bad and did not spoil my stay here in anyway. I would use Tara Raft again.

                Reviewed June 22, 2014
                8.0
                Excellent
                Ross from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 1 night in April 2015

                Great Location, clean roms”

                Location, room quality, staff

                I booked Tara because I wanted a raft room and had tried a few others over the years. Location was good, a couple of hundred metres down river from Jolly Frog and all the action of that area. If you have a mobility issue, the Tara Raft is not for you because there are stairs, very shallow steps and very steep steps. The bed was huge, two doubles side by side, great pillows, and in the middle a huge red, heart shaped pillow. Was I about to receive company?? Breakfast was good, ber reasonably priced, and the staff very helpful and friendly. I'd rate this a bit above the average 2 star, and would easily recommend it, but keep in mind the steps issue.

                Reviewed April 30, 2015
                7.7
                Very good
                Laura from United States
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

                Lots of promise but just starting”

                Balcony on the River, communal deck, private bath

                This place has quite a bit of potential. The rooms are well sized and have great balconies on the water (all guest rooms are in one floating building). It's a great and calming view of the River Kwai. Some party boats at night, but they stopped by midnight. They were improving the place every day we were there (I think it just switched ownership and they're fixing it up). The rooftop deck is promising once they get it fully together. There's an open gym in the parking lot. We had an infestation of sugar ants come through, so be sure to put away food in your minifridge and still watch for ants. The staff did not speak English, but would call a guy when translation was needed. If they get someone who speaks English and finish the rennovations, this place will be great. The main Tara B&B in town may be better at coordinating tours and providing information, but we went to the nice VN Guesthouse next door for really helpful advice and bookings. Tara is quiet but a short walk (about 2 blocks) from the rows of bars & restaurants.

                Reviewed August 01, 2013
                8.7
                Excellent
                Jason from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

                Zen out completly”

                relaxation, staff were awsome, great room

                Stayed 2 nights but could have stayed longer. A lovely room exceeds me expectation, the staff went out of their way to help (collected my laundry from my room as I forgot to drop it off and had it back before I returned from my day tour), restaurant although not part of Tara Raft was only 2 doors down. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

                Reviewed October 24, 2014
                8.3
                Excellent
                Stuart from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Standard Double
                Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

                comfortable hotel”

                Staff, Position, Cleanliness

                Comfortable quite hotel, with great deck view of the river, where I enjoyed an evening beer watching the sunset. I didn't eat at raft but used the Tara restaurant which is 10 minutes walk. Just ask staff for directions. Very good value for money plus being tasty. Watch out mosquitoes, you are on the river, I bought a spray for the room. I'll use again for sure

                Reviewed December 31, 2014
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Amanda from United States
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

                Great experience”

                My partner and I got a raft room and had a beautiful view of the river. The staff were very nice/hardworking and thoroughly cleaned our room when we were gone for the day. Unfortunately, we got food poisoning and stayed here longer than planned for, and the staff were very accommodating. There are many geckos outside the rooms but they did not bother us (same goes for any gentle rocking of the raft.)

                Reviewed May 27, 2017
                6.7
                Good
                Keith from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

                Nice room, disappointed with the view”

                clean room, excellent wifi, good food

                The Tara Raft is located on the river kwai, we booked a deluxe room of which they are twelve. These are the rooms that float on the river. We, unfortunately, were allocated room 7 which like all the uneven numbered rooms overlooked a disuse fish farm and boat yard. However, if you have an even numbered room (2-10), you have an abstracted view of the river. I would therefore, strongly recommend to insist on room numbers 2-10 when booking. The room itself was comfortable and modern. The only downside being the smell from the bathroom (which previous posts have mentioned), which I think comes directly from the river. Another problem is that the raft is made from metal and when people are walking to and from the hotel, you hear them walking on your roof. The advantage is, it is a five-minute walk from bars and restaurant and 30 minutes walk to the famous bridge and Jeath War Museum.

                Reviewed January 11, 2014
                8.4
                Excellent
                Philip from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

                Good location and friendly staff”

                Walking distance to Kanchanaburi station, Good view for the double river view room, and relaxing area. Only thing was walls are a bit thin, which is to be expected due to raft design, and bathroom has some drainage issues which needs to be fixed due to the odour. Having said that, would still recommend.

                Reviewed September 25, 2017
                8.8
                Excellent
                Walterus from Thailand
                Business traveler
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in August 2018

                Very pleasant. Great staff.”

                The only less satisfactory feature is the state of maintenance. Be it not critical yet though, it would be good to start repairing and replacing broken items in the rooms. Will book Tara Raft again. That's for sure.

                Reviewed August 18, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                Johan from Netherlands
                Couple
                Superior River View Double Bed
                Stayed 1 night in December 2013

                Clean & good guesthouse with friendly staff”

                Clean room, location, friendly staff

                Choose this guesthouse if you'd like to sleep on a nice raft on the River Kwai. It's clean and staff's kind. They helped us out with a few calls when the minivan to Ayutthaya was full (we got a private taxi for only 2000bht, 1:45hr drive :)). It's near (5min walk) the guesthouse street with bars and restaurants, so it's quiet on your raft. And it's only a short tuk-tuk drive to the bridge. Do not pay more than 40/50bht :)

                Reviewed December 25, 2013
                8.4
                Excellent
                Elise from Netherlands
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

                Very special location and good clean rooms.”

                I can really recommend Tara Raft. Only one point of attention: the location is in an alley that is really dark at night, so when it is dark I would take a taxi/tuktuk back to Tara Raft.

                Reviewed May 20, 2016
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