Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House
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7.2
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7.6
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Very good location - Inside city center
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  • Thailand-Burma Railway Centre390 m
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery410 m
  • Kanchanaburi Night Market530 m
  • The Bridge Over the River Kwai2.37 km
  • Chungkai War Cemetery2.81 km
  • Giant Tree Kanchanaburi8.25 km
  • Tham Kra Sae Bridge39.32 km
  • River Kwai54.81 km
  • Hellfire Pass71.38 km
  • 2.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

    15/1 Soi Prapa, Tumbol Baan Nue, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000 - See map
    "The hotel is located in a quiet area of Kanchanaburi, and easy to walk to from the train station."
    John - November 3, 2018
    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
    • 520 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kanchanaburi

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Kanchanaburi in the last 24 hoursCompared to 452 Kanchanaburi properties at Agoda for various dates
    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
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior River View Double Bed
    Superior River View Double Bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior River View Twin Bed
    Superior River View Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    • Shower
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    Basic Single
    Basic Single
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      Superior With View Single
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        Standard Single
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          Frequently asked questions

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

          Check-in is from 2:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

          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. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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          What people love about Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "This has the coolest viewing deck with a nice view of the river among others."

            Aissa S.

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            January 25, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Very friendly staffs."

            Aissa S.

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            January 25, 2018

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Lovely staff and hotel."

            DEBORAH

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            June 26, 2016

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          7.7/10
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          7.6/10
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          22 sqm.
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          Overall rating:

          7.2

          Very good
          1,149 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.4
          Facilities
          6.4
          Location
          7.6
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          What travelers say they love:
          Nice to relax and watch the river go by.
          Jill from New Zealand
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          More about Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House

          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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          9 mentions
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          8 mentions

          What they offer

          9.2
          Exceptional

          "Amazing little hotel that you walk up actually on river."

          DEBORAH

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          June 26, 2016

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          Reviews of Tara Raft Kanchanaburi Guest House from real guests

          Overall rating
          7.2
          Very good
          From 1149 reviews
          7.6Location
          7.6Room comfort and quality
          7.5Value for money
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          Cleanliness7.4
          Facilities6.4
          Location7.6
          Room comfort and quality7.7
          Service7.3
          Value for money7.6
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Dana from Czech Republic
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Clean room”

          Clean room, friendly staff, good location.

          Reviewed July 12, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Dana from Czech Republic
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

          Clean room, accomodation above the river”

          Very clean room, good location, not far from railway station and about 2,5 km to bus station in centre of city. Pleasant staff.

          Reviewed July 08, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          Prachyanee from Australia
          Group
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Good value for money”

          Beutiful locatiotion, and not expensive. Staff are helpful and friendly . However , it takes bit of walk to shops and market. I wish they stock up some snack and more varity types of drink for guests, in case guests get hungry at night.

          Reviewed May 01, 2019
          5.6
          Mark from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Better places around at the same price.”

          The place was clean but my sheets weren't changed over the 3 nights I was there. The towels were torn, the vinyl on the floor was torn and lifted when you walked on it, nowhere to place your luggage other than the floor. The had a hot water unit in the bathroom but it didn't work. The kitchen was never open. The room was noisy, you could hear people walking past and late at night you hear the local reggae band. If you can avoid this place.

          Reviewed March 10, 2019
          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
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Lim from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Recommended”

          the staff is very friendly, she can speak very well English. The dining area is a bit small but it has everything. The sleeping space is quite bit and a power point just beside the bed, very convenient. The location is a bit difficult to find because it locate between road 55 and 57 and car could not be reach there, need some walk.

          Reviewed July 11, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Merel from Netherlands
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Extremely kind and helpful staff!”

          We payed 450 for one night, on the water, without riverview. Nevertheless, the room was very clean, with airco and a very nice bed! We watched the sunset on the roof terrace with view over the river (amazing!). Location is pretty good: 20mins walk from bus station and 10mins walk to train station. We only stayed here for one night as we had other plans for the next day. We planned to go more up river to stay there the next day, but firstly go to the erawan waterfalls. The staff helped us to find out what bus to take to the waterfalls, when to be back at the hostel, then what train to catch to our next stop and what taxi to call (50% cheaper than other drivers were asking, which was true!) to get there. Everything she researched for us worked out as it should be. Therefore, thank you for the pleasant stay and the very helpful support!!!

          Reviewed December 28, 2016
          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
          8.0
          Excellent
          Max from Thailand
          Couple
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

          Good but walls too thin”

          View, quiet, relaxed

          I quite liked it. Room was very clean, Bed was fine, everything was good. The only negative thing is that the walls seem to be very thin so you hear when someone talks in a neighbourroom or in front of the door. If you are okay with that then I can recommend it.

          Reviewed November 16, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          John from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2015

          Tara Raft Guest House in Kanchanaburi”

          Neat, clean & comfortable

          The hotel is located down a small soi on the river. I would not recommend walking here. On arrival at the hotel, you must first descend steps to the river bank and then climb steps to a roof top deck and then descend a ladder to reception. You must remove your shoes before walking to the room. The room has a large bed with a sliding glass door overlooking the river. Clean and quiet for a good rest. Everything is located in town; just a few km away from all the action. We did not try the hotel restaurant. The railway area was our goal!

          Reviewed November 14, 2015
          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
          8.3
          Excellent
          Athikom from Thailand
          Group
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

          Small guest house with riverview”

          Nice room, riverview, not far from main town

          It's small guest house but nice room decor with riverview. Only bathroom too small and shower part just at door area that water might flood out when shower. Staff is friendly and helpful. Guest house a bit difficult to find but overall is nice stay

          Reviewed December 29, 2014
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Danny from Australia
          Family with teens
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

          Relaxing”

          River views. Clean rooms, peaceful

          Loved the river views from the bed. Quite and peaceful. Staff (Wan) was lovely and helpful. Helped our family with our luggage etc. great value for money. Waking distance to backpacker bars and restaurants but at night the lane road is a bit dark full of stray dogs.

          Reviewed December 28, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Danny from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

          Lovely relaxed feel”

          River views, comfy bed and modern looking

          Loved the river views from the bed. Quite and peaceful. Staff (Wan) was lovely and helpful. Helped our family with our luggage etc. great value for money. Waking distance to backpacker bars and restaurants but at night the lane road is a bit dark full of stray dogs.

          Reviewed December 28, 2014
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Davide from Italy
          Family with young children
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

          Excellent for adults; may be dangerous for babies!”

          Location, room comfort, price

          I would definitely recommend this place to adults with no physical impairments. However, due to the many steps and staircases it may became a nightmare for those whith limited mobility. Moreover, there is insufficient protection and a child may easily fall into the river. Be aware of that if you travel with children. That made us very anxious!

          Reviewed November 03, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          ALVIS from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 17 nights in November 2013

          Clean room and friendly counter staff”

          The guesthouse is near to the city centre, staff are friendly and approachable.

          The steps towards the counter downstairs will be a bit difficult for young children and elderly to move. There is also a sewerage smell in the toilet but that doesn't bother me much. Overall a good experience as the clean room makes up for its shortcomings.

          Reviewed December 19, 2013
          4.0
          Helen from Canada
          Couple
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Shack-like property”

          The property looked like a shack, it's not worth the price. Although it does face the river from the end of the corridor of the "river-view rooms", (it was a nice sunset view for us sitting at the end of the corridor), those rooms only see a side of the river and there were garbage and other shacks next to it. The "lounge chairs" or swing chairs were run down and dirty.

          Reviewed February 07, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Keith from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Almost everything you want and for such a cheap price ”

          For the price you certainly can't complain, WiFi, aircon, stunning river views, fridge, safe..... Even a nice cheap breakfast option. Everything was going so well until I came back after a day out and found the room hadn't been touched. I'm not bothered about towel changing daily or even bed being made to be honest, but I'm surprised northing was done if I'm honest. Maybe it was an oversight today. I guess I'll never know.

          Reviewed January 10, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          John from United States
          Solo traveler
          Superior River View Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          Quiet Area Of Town”

          The hotel is located in a quiet area of Kanchanaburi, and easy to walk to from the train station. The room was good and clean. The view I was given was not the best, however. Staff was friendly and helpful.

          Reviewed November 03, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Caleigh from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

          Go for the location and the view ”

          Tara Raft is a decent enough place to stay. My room was not very clean and did not look like the photos at all. The bathroom was gross. However being on the water was really nice and it was really relaxing to spend the evening on the roof with a book. The location was great, just a short distance from many of the main attractions and tourist points. Worth the money I paid for it for sure!

          Reviewed September 13, 2018
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          • Very good location
          • Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
          • Kanchanaburi Train Station is within 0.52 km