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Mom Chailai Forest Retreat

291 Moo 4,Tha Sao Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
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#37 of 117 hotels in Kanchanaburi

Mom Chailai Forest Retreat is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kanchanaburi, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and Mom Chailai Forest Retreat makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the resort, including room service, shops, and a coffee shop. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for something to do, Sai Yok National Park (0.2 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Mom Chailai Forest Retreat.

Enjoy your stay in Kanchanaburi!

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Jeni_L_12_12 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kitchener, Canada22 contributions10 helpful votes
This might be long but WORTH READING. My boyfriend and I live in Bangkok with our dog, and we like to book little nature getaways for the three of us. We are used to staying in places that aren't rated the best, and we prepare our expectations accordingly. We booked momchailai because it was pet-friendly, and seemed to have the basic amenities. BOY WERE WE EVER WRONG! 1. This is located far from EVERYTHING, which we knew. However, this became and issue once we learned that their advertised restaurant is deserted and doesn't exist. 2. It is a stunning property but the issue is that there is zero upkeep. You are in a beautiful forest retreat which turns out feeling you are in the blair witch project and most buildings are deserted and the forest has taken over again. 3. We were the only guests. The 2 staff we saw seemed quite bothered by us and amused that there would be no place for us to eat on the property for the next few days. 4. No bicycles, no shops, no wifi.. EVERYTHING that is advertised for this property, on tripadvisor, booking.com, agoda, is FALSE. 5. They invested in nice things for the room , a beautiful bathtub, new sinks and tv, but the rest of the place is so creepily abandoned that you feel anxious more than relaxed. 6. If it wasn't for our own cell phone service as residents of Thailand, we would have had no way to contact another resort to pick us up and cut our stay here short. We would have had to spend days here with extremely minimal food options, and no chance at arranging activities as the staff are pretty much nonexistent. If we were tourists without a cell phone plan, well, we would be in big trouble. 7. We were the only guests there, so you would thinkg the staff may upgrade you to a better room just out of normal hospitality or something, but we were put at the VERY BACK of the huge property. We kept our porch lights on overnight and although very few people are on this property, someone managed to come to our porch at 3am and turn off our lights. 8. For 1500 baht a night this is completely inexcusable. They should be asking 1000 baht a night max, and be absolutely clear about what they are. A rustic, remote, off-the-grid experience in the forest. Do not book here unless that is what you are looking for. And even if you are, make back-up arrangements. Such a shame because with a bit of cheering-up, the place could be full of customers! But, they don't seem to care about that.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Ina P wrote a review Jul 2017
Bangkok, Thailand38 contributions20 helpful votes
I agree with the other reviewers that this place is rundown. You get the impression that the staff struggle to meet their guests' needs. The food is average and takes a while to arrive. So be prepared to wait. The grounds need some upkeep. I felt worried about letting my eight year old explore on his own. On a positive note, you do feel that you are in the middle of nowhere. The jungle sounds at night are very soothing. I think we all slept very deeply the two nights we stayed here. I would return if the owners invested in it. I have not come across a place quite like this!
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
amelie wrote a review Nov 2016
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall the facilities could be nice, but are rather neglected. Overall clean, besides the sheets for the bed. There is no laundry service, even though announced. The staff is friendly, but not very eager to help - no maps, no support in organizing tours or anything the like. Since the hotel is very remote, it is difficult to get organized and some of the service they offer is overpriced. Breakfast is included - one can chose between AB and Thai breakfast. There is no fruits, milk, or musli - if you prefer any of that you better bring it beforehand since the staff will not get it for you and the next shop is about 40min walk. All in all the stay was rather frustrating since you feel a bit "left in the jungle" - since it was a hotel and not a camping site, this was not what we expected. Also: we were the only guests. Staffs level of English is below average. Value for money is rather low.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
pyfyc wrote a review Nov 2016
Bangkok, Thailand19 contributions10 helpful votes
It is a nice remove place in the middle of the jungle on the river bank. It looks quite old and maintenance is poor. But the up side is the nature and the staff which was very nice and helpful. Check this place out in your gps map before you go. It is not easy to find it for the first time. Restaurant works until 8 p.m. But there is a good view from it. They serve breakfast in the morning (eggs, toasts, butter, jam, instant coffee, tea). Our bungalow was quite far from the car park. But they helped us to move our bags with motorbike. That was really far and the road was crappy. Overall I liked staying there.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
multiflyer wrote a review Jan 2016
60 contributions13 helpful votes
what a pity, such a good potential location right above the river gorge and no one can see it, as the maintenance is non existent, no one cuts the bamboos or trees to keep the once certainly spectacular vie, other areas as well delaptidated , only savig grace are the spacious rooms and the at least for the rooms existing leaning.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: none of the rooms to be recommended
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US$43 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mom Chailai Forest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include CDR Adventure (1.7 km), Sai Yok National Park (0.4 km), and Rock Valley Hot Spring & Fish Spa (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sommai Restaurant, Nakwan, and Jungle Pup.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mom Chailai Forest Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.