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Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)
Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

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8

Excellent

1,069 reviews

1,069 reviews

Housekeeping24
Swimming Pool14
Breakfast12
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 870 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 970 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 23.8 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 340 m
Apple & Noi's Thai Cooking Course 400 m
Maenamkwai Road 430 m
West Wonder Waterpark 470 m
Tourist Police 690 m
Kanchanaburi Night Market 770 m
Toi's Tours 780 m
Death Railway Museum 860 m
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 870 m

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

Soi Bangladesh, River Kwai Road, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. 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. Massage, restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kanchanaburi

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

770 meters to Kanchanaburi Night Market

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Contactless check-in/out

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Restaurants

Coffee shop

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.1
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport118.1 km

Rooms available at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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River View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room with Pool View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds
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Studio with River View
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Family
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. 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.

How do I get to Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) 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 2500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 100 THB if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel 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.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kanchanaburi Train Station, 1.0 km away from Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+).

What restaurants are nearby Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood is River Kwai which includes popular restaurants such as Keeree Tara Restaurant, Bell's Pizzeria and Kan Buri.

What popular shopping places are close to Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) 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 Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) 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 Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)?

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) is located in the River Kwai area, which includes Chuk Don Beach.

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What people love about Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great hotel with friendly staff"

    Daniel

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    October 17, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Good location next to the river, very close to restaurants and bars."

    Keith

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    September 1, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Very good service"

    Rungnapha

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    July 28, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 427 Kanchanaburi properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.5/10
Location score
8.5/10
Room size
22 sqm.
Better than
90
%
of Kanchanaburi properties
Better than
86
%
of Kanchanaburi properties
Better than
83
%
of Kanchanaburi properties
Bigger than
71
%
of Kanchanaburi properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
586 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Nice, friendly and quiet place, within walking distance to t...
Urs from Thailand
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More about Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

More about Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+)

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+), located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Kanchanaburi. The true local flavors and culture of Kanchanaburi are yours with a stay at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+), located just 1.2 km from the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+). Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
The hotel provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+). In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage. The many offerings at Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 90% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 95% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 85% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

43 mentions

Breakfast

33 mentions

Housekeeping

21 mentions

Food & Dining

13 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: American, Asian
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Soi Bangladesh, River Kwai Road, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 71000
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
    118.1 km 2.4 hour drive
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
    138.6 km 2.6 hour drive

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
    770 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    140 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    750 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    870 m
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    970 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
    23.8 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
    340 m
  • Apple & Noi's Thai Cooking Course
    400 m
  • Maenamkwai Road
    430 m
  • West Wonder Waterpark
    470 m
  • Tourist Police
    690 m
  • Kanchanaburi Night Market
    770 m
  • Toi's Tours
    780 m
  • Death Railway Museum
    860 m
  • The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    870 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 2-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 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 until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee2500 THB
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)100 THB

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 40

Reviews of Pong Phen Guesthouse (SHA Plus+) from real guests

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8.0
/
10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.7
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.8
Value for money8.1
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8-9 Excellent (97)
7-8 Very Good (108)
6-7 Good (55)
<6 Below Expectation (62)
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Mar - May (65)
Jun - Aug (108)
Sep - Nov (98)
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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bungalow With Breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Wonderful Staff, Value & Location”

Pongphen is centrally located between Kanchanaburi Rail Station, the River Kwae and other attraction plus Restaurant's and bars. This is my second stay here, where the staff are always entertaining and fun. Many different room types based upon budget, for singles, couples or families. Always very clean with adequate room, and a nice relaxing swimming pool. Food outlets, restaurants, bars and convenience stores well within walking distance. So I was always recommend this guesthouse, to others as my number one choice for this destination.

Reviewed June 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
TERRY from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

Stayed in room (deluxe), bed soft (perfect), flat led TV, kettle and coffee and tea, frig,A/C, good shower, lighting good. Only complaint I could say is, no curtain to block out light from coloured window at rear of room, makes watching tv difficult in afternoon or sleeping in day time. Cheaper booking through Agoda and there are good cheap rooms pool side. Close to only night life (boom boom area). Food is great and cheap, Street food 2 minute walk, bars 3 minute walk, staff very helpful. English good. I will be BACK.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ng from Singapore
Group
Standard Double Room with Pool View
Stayed 4 nights in June 2022

Highly recommended!”

We had a good 5 days stay in this guesthouse… front desk and restaurant staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves very good Thai food at affordable price… the pool is right outside our rooms and it’s very clean. The rooms are clean and certainly value for money. The location of this guesthouse is good- near to bars, massage places and eating places .. will definitely stay in this guesthouse again.

Reviewed July 01, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Thailand
Family with teens
Family
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Very pleased stay”

Stayed for 2 night's over Thai songkran holiday. Staff very happy to help us and chatted. Breakfast was basic but tasty. Restaurant food was very tasty and great value for money, we ate there every evening.

Reviewed April 17, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
martin from Thailand
Family with young children
Superior
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Family Friendly”

The main tourist road in Kanchanaburi runs from the cemetery at 1 end yo the bridge on the river kwai at the other approx 1.5 mile Pong Phen sits on a small side street just off that so you can walk or taxis available Traditionally this is a back packing area and most hotels in the area are cheaper aimed at this Pong Phen is above the back packing standard and in a much better location than many of the more luxurious riverside resorts that you really need your own transport for It is a small family hotel the staff are friendly and a big plus great with the kids The pool is 1 of my reasons for choosing this hotel it is small in a nice surrounding and perfect for my son learning to swim The surroundings of this hotel are very nice The other reason was i needed a family room. The room was no frills but clean a good size and good sleep i would have liked Coffee facility but you can get hot water at reception The big negative for me was the wifi which was very slow. The food is another big plus the choice on the menu is great and cooked to order great if you want something cooked to your preference but not so good if you are in a big group but the location is good so lots of places to eat 7 eleven pharmacy within a 5 minute walk i visited when the River Kwai festival was on you could walk or motorbike taxi to the bridge but parking at the bridge was awful busy and an excuse to overcharge so hotel location a plus Most of the cheaper hotels around dont have the pool and the better hotels are away from the amenities and lack transport or in my case family room so a good option

Reviewed January 01, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Emyr from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Brilliant. Perfect.”

I have stayed here 5 times. I would not consider another hotel in this area. Great rooms, perfect location, amazing staff. I thoroughly enjoy every stay I have here.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Eirlys from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Lovely guesthouse ”

Beautiful, clean room on top floor with river views. Great place and location.

Reviewed February 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Pong Phen Guesthouse ”

I always stay here when in Kanchanaburi, great atmosphere, restaurant, location and value. Highly recommended

Reviewed March 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Urs from Thailand
Solo traveler
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Good location”

Nice, friendly and quiet place, within walking distance to the bar and restaurant mile.

Reviewed December 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Mick from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Exceptional”

Really great staff and accomodation. They make you feel like you are family

Reviewed October 31, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Giles from New Zealand
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Poolside Rooms Great For Groups”

We had 6 people stay as part of a birthday trip. We all had rooms next to the pool, where we could drink, eat, swim, and relax. Staff were accommodating, rooms clean, and air-con works well. This was my 3rd stay at Pong Phen, and won't be my last.

Reviewed October 05, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Saowaphan from Thailand
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Exceptional”

Always stayed this hotel when I went to Kanchanaburi. Good location, friendly staff and the food was delicious.

Reviewed January 20, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Giles from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room with Pool View
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Great location, and lovely pool.”

I've stayed here a couple of times now. If you are looking for budget accommodation in an excellent location, and with a very nice pool, Pong Phen has you covered. Rooms are basic, but comfortable enough. The pool belongs in a much higher grade of hotel, and is lovely. It's a 1m walk to all the bars, restaurants, etc out on the main tourist strip.

Reviewed August 17, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Samuel from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

Excellent”

The Pongphen guesthouse is an excellent stay for foreigners without independent means of travel. It's located in an area near a lot of restaurants and convenience stores. It is also right on the river and provides you with spectacular views. The pool is also lovely and the perfect temperature! The staff are really helpful and were able to book us taxis to get where we needed to go. The restaurant at the hotel is fine but how can you beat a filling free breakfast every morning? Overall would definitely recommend

Reviewed June 25, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Philomena from Australia
Group
Family
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

Clean rooms, good breakfast & the staff were friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere around the place.

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ekaterina from Thailand
Business traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Great location ”

Near river with beautiful view, good swimming pool, many choice of European food in restaurant 👍

Reviewed July 13, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Good Clean Friendly”

Located just off the main strip. Nice big rooms, clean and comfortable. Friendly helpful staff. I will stay here next time.

Reviewed June 25, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
michael from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice supieror room good breakfast central, bit pricey the food, helpful staff

Reviewed November 29, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Stephanie from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

Great place ”

Located down a quiet soi but close to a lot of bars and restaurants. We had one of the newer rooms which was very clean and comfortable. Only downside is that the water pressure in the shower was very poor. Restaurant had great food and the beers were cold. Gardens are also very nice.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Neil from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in December 2021

A little bland”

It is good value, the swimming pool is excellent, my room was good, the staff are helpful. What I didn’t like - their list of recommended food - disgusting English food, the lack of spice, and the dreadful street the hotel is on full of beer bellied expats . Very little Thai character

Reviewed January 02, 2022

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