I had a good time at the Good Times Resort in Kanchanaburi. The room I stayed in was great and the location on the river was really nice.
The Good Times Resort had everything
When I stay in hotel, there are are a number of things I am looking for: comfortable bed, good internet, good air-conditioning and good satellite TV. The other frills (like the quality of the towels or soaps) don’t mean much to me. This hotel hit four out of four of my requirements. The bed was very comfy. The air-con cold enough. Internet was good. And, whilst it took a bit of searching, there were English language channels on the TV.
Rooms at the Good Times Resort
With the exception of my one small complaint about having to search for English language TV channels of which there were few, everything else about the room was great. The free WiFi worked well. The room came with tea and coffee and a kettle. The bed linen was very clean and the bed was super soft. It was a struggle to leave the bed in the morning for my trip the following day from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya because it was so comfortable.
Swimming Pool at the Good Times Resort
One of the best features about the Good Times Resort is the swimming pool. The importance of having a swimming pool at a resort in Kanchanaburi is not to be underestimated. Kanachanaburi is one of the hottest places in Thailand. After a day out visiting the bridge and the ware cemeteries you are likely to really appreciate a dip in the pool. The long is long enough and deep enough to swim properly and there are also sun loungers to relax on after your swim.
Riverside Restaurant at the Good Times Resort
The other really great feature of this resort is the restaurant on the river. I had a very nice lunch of beef in oyster sauce for a reasonable price. A good restaurant at a hotel is really important. Even if you do not want to eat every meal at the hotel you will appreciate being able to have a few meals there especially breakfast. On a hot day in Kanchanaburi you will want to relax in the middle of the day, use the pool and rest in your room with the air-conditioning on, to avoid the worst of the heat.
Many of the visitors to Kanchanaburi only come for a day trip from Bangkok to see the Bridge Over the River Kwai and the other places of historical importance. There are in fact other reasons to come to Kanchanaburi, not least of which is that the riverside area is really nice. There are some scenic spots and I really enjoyed spending a few days there. There is something magical about chilling out by a wide flowing river and the Good Times Resort it a great place to soak up that magic with views over the river from the resort itself. For great views of the river at sunset I reckon walking to the nearby Sud Chai bridge which overlooks a beautiful and quiet stretch of river.
Location of the Good Times Resort
The Good Times Resort is my Favourite Place to stay in Kanchanaburi
The reception staff were very polite and gave me water on arrival. The room was good and the resort pleasant and relaxed. It was also close enough for me to walk there from the train station and to walk the lively part of the Maenamkwai Road with bars and restaurants serving Western and Thai food. This is now my ‘go to hotel’ in Kanchanaburi. For the price its faultless.