Guest reviews for Momchailai Forest Retreat
Address:Tumbol Thasao, Ampur Saiyoke,
Start Rate:40 USD
|Room Types:Superior Room, Superior Plus, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Family Suite, for 5 persons|
Thank you for introducing me to this little piece of heavan, a place I never would have found without sawadee.com. Your service is outstanding!, December 30, 2011
by Kate Dixon
Visit Date:December 24, 2011
"What a little GEM... Words like gorgeous, breathtaking and heavenly do not do this place justice! Mostly marketed to local Thai guests, you would never know as the ambience and quality of the accommodation is beyond expectations! The resort is quiet and set in a tranquil forest setting and the natural mineral pool is inviting and refreshing and better still, we had it all to ourselves every time!! The only thing that is lacking is the kitchen/menu does not cater to western tastes so much but Wynn on reception was more than happy to take our meal requests and had the staff purchase the ingredients so the chef could make it for us the following day!!! Can t complain about that! :) It is also a fair drive out of Kanchanaburi and other attractions but the resort offers tours at a reasonable price. I would recommend giving yourself PLENTY of time if you are leaving this resort for the airport as the drive can be very long and traffic can be a BIG problem getting across Bangkok. Otherwise, this place is a real diamond! <span style="display:none">[R24 integr.ERR:escaping]</span>"
Quick response, but difficult to pay without credit card., August 22, 2011
Visit Date:August 14, 2011
"Small scale, old fashioned resort. With nice swimming pool, but not proper access to the river. Funiture inside de room is very impressive. Mostly handmade in teak. Outdoor shower needs maintenance."
Very good., April 27, 2010
by George Morgan
Visit Date:April 25, 2010
"Unlike most other hotels along this stretch of river, they have kept the forest largely intact. My room was on the third floor of a kind of tree house structure looking over the river through the forest canopy. The effect is like staying in Tree Tops in Kenya. The room was, nevertheless, comfortable wih a decent bed and bathroom and functioning aircon. Breakfast was adequate and I didn t try other meals. Service was very friendly by two young girls who seemed to do everything from carrying bags, to cleaning to cooking to serving food. This is not a hotel for those who want a crowded bus party place with disco and Indian tailor shops. However, it is highly recommended for those who want a quiet place where they can admire the natural beauty of the area and go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the forest. Mobile phone signal was good but I didn t ask if there was wi-fi."
May 30, 2010
by Stanley Fitzpatrick
Visit Date:April 20, 2010
"when we booked at the forest retreat we should definateley have hired transport. The hotel is about 3 kilometres from the main road quite steep in parts with no pick up service. when we arrived it seemed to be closed and the people there could not speak any english and we could no speke any Thai( bad start) we were the only guests and no facilities entertainment wise, the swimming pool was empty, we had booked in for 5 nights we stayed out overnight once because the buses stopped running at 6pm and we did not know that it was a holiday period. eventually the staff at the hotel began to chauffeur us back and forth to the main road if they were around when we went out. the nearest town to the hotel was 7minutes bus ride it wasn t a town as such,, a few nice places to eat.. it was shops on one side of the road with a park opposite. If you are looking to go here do your homework first and I also think the booking agents should be more informative, it was expensive for the facilities available. <span style="display:none">[R24 integr.ERR:escaping]</span>"
Booking service was excellent and we got confirmation within hour, September 29, 2009
by Swarup bandyopadhyay
Visit Date:September 27, 2009
"This resort location is 7 KM away from Saiyok waterfall. It is inside the forest and so strongly suggest to check-in during day time only.When we reached there was no other visitors. The receptionist guy helped us a lot to reach the location.There were only few staff available in the resort (may be because of off-season). But their hospitality are good.The food choices are limited. Most of the bunglows also needs maintenance. If you need an isolated place to spend few days, this is the location.The"
Efficient, safe and helpful!, May 18, 2009
by Sophie Littlefair
Visit Date:May 16, 2009
"Beautiful location and even better service/staff.The front of house man, Win, spoke excellent English and helped us organise everything we did. He personally took us to places and was incredibly informative about each and everyone of them. As we are vegetarians they catered off menu for us everyday and organised the same when we were outside the resort. This place comes with my highest recommendation! <span style="display:none">[R24 integr.ERR:escaping]</span>"
May 4, 2009
by Isabelle Pignatelli
Visit Date:April 18, 2009
"superbe hotel. bungalow de grande classerespect de l environnement. Piscine d eau douce minérale ouverte 24h sur 24 magnifique. Accueil chaleureux et vraiment génial. Resto de qualité, correspond bien à un 4 étoiles en catégorie.un petit coin de paradis dans une végétation luxuriante <span style="display:none">[R24 integr.ERR:escaping]</span>"
January 5, 2009
by anant kiatfuengfoo
Visit Date:January 3, 2009
"It s a very nice natural resort I ve ever been. The food is as good as it should be.There are many interesting places to go not far from the resort such as LaWar cave , Chong Khao Kaad, Sai yok waterfall etc.The rate charge is reasonable . <span style="display:none">[R24 integr.ERR:escaping]</span>"
Quick and efficient., November 17, 2008
by Harvey Samuel
Visit Date:November 14, 2008
"Hotel was not crowded when we arrived so we were given a free upgrade. Room was large and very clean. Manager spoke perfect English and was very helpful. Food was not great and side road leading to hotel was very rough.Hotel is in beautiful gardens and I would recommend the place to my friends."