Falling short of expectations
Posted 22-Aug-2016 on Hotels
In terms of value for money this hotel was a disappointment: no light in the bathroom; lukewarm water under low pressure from a barely working handle; slow spotty wi-fi often dropped connection; some rest areas were in disarray; several small requests to staff weren't fulfilled adequately. These are all minor annoyances for a budget hotel, but there are certain expectations from a hotel that charges $100/night and attempts to position itself in the upper tier. But there were a few nice things about the Camp: tasty buffet-style dinner, decent breakfast (both included in the price), lovely pool, plenty of mountain bikes, and good photos.
There's really nothing to do in the area, unless you splurge for a pricey tour. The amazing Hellfire Pass Museum is too far, on top of a very long steep hill; you have to be in great shape to ride a bike up there (and back). Opt to stay closer if your aim is the Museum (the best museum in the entire country); it costs about 200-400 Baht/pax to fetch a ride to the Camp from the railway station.