Beautiful river views
Tricky one to review; we absolutely loved the grounds and the setting. It was right on the bend of the Kwae and had views of the bridge one way, and limestone peaks and jungle the other. Lots of butterflies and lots of different types of birdsong all made for a very peaceful atmosphere. We stayed 4 nights in suite 112 which was lovely and clean, had a fabulously comfy bed, an amazing 'wet room' with a rain shower, two ( yes, 2) flat-screen TVs, but quite dark inside thanks to a big tree growing over it ( and which dropped fruit on our roof at times - we eventually had to request their ground staff give it a 'shake' as they were dropping during the night and waking us up) We also had trouble getting the air con to provide the ideal climate - it was either too warm or too cold, and the fan was very noisy even on lowest setting. We found the staff very pleasant, but some were inexperienced and spoke little English; we felt that a manager should have been around more often to supervise and direct them. For example at breakfast, the quality and choice available was excellent, and the location was idyllic, but we often found ourselves having to ask for things like pots of tea, milk, knives, and so on...the visible presence of a manager to ensure standards are met is the one thing that I think this place needs to make it truly special.