Pong Phen

Guesthouse in Kanchanaburi

With river views, a warm welcome and staff who can arrange anything from motorbike rental (200B) to guided tours, Pong Phen is a great all-rounder. Cheaper rooms are spotless, if a little beige; at the pricier end, they overlook the river and are tastefully decorated with gleaming wood or tiled floors.

The attached restaurant (mains 80B to 150B) serves a good spread of Thai food as well as British dishes such as steak and kidney pie.