Dusit Thani Pattaya
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dusit Thani Pattaya
Best resort in Pattaya
Pattaya is a huge resort town with lots of options, but you can't beat the Dusit for location (unlike most resorts, it is right on the beach, rather than across the beach road), quality of accommodation, and overall luxury.
We have stayed there twice in the past year, and each time we plan a return trip to Pattaya we look over the choices, study the prices, think about trying some place new--and then book the Dusit.
It is in the quieter northern end of Pattaya, but if you like the bizarre nightlife of the walking street area, a short ride on a baht bus will get you there.
The Dusit is one of the pricier places in Pattaya, but we think it's worth it.
Top Class hotel
We stayed in the Dusit for two weeks in early September and it was wonderful - the food was fantastic, I would recommend the Saturday night BBQ at the Bay Restaurant to anyone - it was a big hit amongst our group, 1 vegetarian, 1 meat only and 1 fish only eater...there was something for everyone. The swimming pools were great as was the service around them by the pool boys. The only minor disappointment was that the Empress restaurant was closed for renovation while we were there but they accommodated us at the Casade Cafe - the vegetarian main meals where rather disappointing but even I have to admit I can be picky at times.
The one and only complaint we had was on checking in, we were three single girls and they booked up into a twin room. The room was big enough for two people and they were going to remove the table and chairs (i.e. the only extra space) and replace them with another single bed - this was not an acceptible solution. We refused to go to the room and they finally gave us a triple room (which is what we had booked and paid for). The triple room was perfect the only drawback being no balcony and 3 smokers in one room but we were happy. I would say that I think they wouldn't have changed the room if we had not been so adamant that we wouldn't be staying in the double so I would say you need to stick to your guns if there is a problem and do not accept that in Thailand a triple room is a twin with an extra bed added - we were given a proper triple which had a king size bed and and single bed (there was a sofa and table and dining table and chair for us too).
Overall, I have to say our holiday to Thailand was the best holiday I have been on and I would thoroughly recommend the Dusit and also the two day trip to the Bridge over the River Kwai were you stay in the floating hotel over night...magical.
One last tip if you like a breeze go to the lagoon pool, it is much higher and definitely has more air circulating around where as the Chaba pool is at sea level and you can definitely feel the heat!
my family and i stayed at the dusit this summer. what an excellent hotel, the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel grounds and amenities were spot on. The devrana spa situated in the hotel was heaven on earth totally relaxing. This hotel fully deserves its 5 STAR status. We hope to return again in the near future.
could not fault this hotel nothing to much trouble for the excelent staff only thing is we had to pay 1000bhat a day to take guests in most other hotels are free would go again if they dropped guest charge
AN INCREDIBLE HOTEL - GO THERE!
Having recently returned from a holiday at the Dusit in Pattaya I feel compelled to post a review as it was absolutely incredible! The lavishly appointed foyer greeted 2 weary travellers and from the moment that we stepped in the hotel from the moment we left it was a wonderful experience, and well worth the long journey.
The hotel itself is situated away from the more sordid parts of Pattaya, as the city itself leaves a lot to be desired, it is dirty, smelly and loud, and the pavements are just a mass of trip hazzards. But the Dusit is like an oasis so don't be put off! Besides for all it's bad points the resort is something of an experience, where else can you see an 80 year old man walking arm in arm with an attractive 30 year old?!
The hotel has some wonderful restaurants and the Saturday night Bar-b-q is an absolute must with caviar and oysters to start and food from every continent on offer - it is well deserving of it's reputation as the best in Pattaya.
I would highly recommend this hotel, the staff are all so friendly, the cleanliness of the hotel is impeccable and the facilities are all superb. How anyone could find anything to criticise about this hotel is beyond me! The only bad thing I could say is if you like Beach holidays don't choose Pattaya as the beaches are not worth visiting, but the 3 swimming pools at the hotel more than make up for this. If your thinking of booking then my advice is do it - you won't be disappointed!
Lovely Hotel although not 5 star
Stayed at the Dusit at the beginning of May, When checking in I was given a garden/pool view room on 4th Floor (Lobby Level Floor) for some reason this floor smelt of damp and so did the room, the room was in need of updating somewhat (stains on carpets and furniture old and flaky) although apart from that spotlessly clean and a lovely big balcony. When I complained at reception of the musty smell, they did not hesitate and put us on the 7th floor, in a similar type room. My only complaint was the dated rooms, but apart from that this Hotel is wonderful, service second to none, pools and sunbeds lovely, restaurants excellent and room service was great.
The location of this Hotel was also great as not many Hotels in Pattaya are right on the beach and as its at the north end its away from the hustle and bustle but near enough should you want to hop on a baht bus to the center.
The Beach isn't great but the choice of pools make up for this, they have a lap pool with great views of the bay and staff at hand to bring you cocktails/beers to your sunbed.
All in all, a great Hotel, great service, great food although rooms could do with updating.
Stayed during working in thailand
Good Standard Hotel, most of the the staff are really friendly, some on reception can be a little turse.
Stayed for a couple of months (Feb/Mar) in 2005. No real complaints, broad band is available in most rooms although not mentioned unless you ask. Best of the three pools is the lagoon pool which is really a good resort standard. Cant understand why anyone would use the others.
Rooms are a bit dark (low wattage bulbs) but i expect thats quite normal in this country.
Price per room was negoitated by my company at a rate of around 3000 baht per night including breakfast so there is something to aim for. That is for a none see view but the rooms are quite roomy compared to city hotels and each has a balcony.
It would appear locals are allowed in the rooms if thats your thing although i cant say i tried. Hotel is situated at the oposite end of town to Walking street but pattaya is pretty similar all the way along so your missing nothing and to cross town is only 10 baht on the local transport.
If its luxury your after in Pattaya then this could be the hotel for you however if its a reasonable price is more important you could probably find much cheaper.
Stayed at this hotel for a 2 week holiday, the service was first class! The staff are all so friendly and helpful, from the bell captain to the maids, everyone was so nice!
The hotel is SO clean and tidy, food is very nice too!
I fully recommend staying at this hotel, I would defintately stay there again if ever I went back to Pattaya!
We stayed at the dusit may 2004, and we have booked up again for the same time 2005 for 16 nights the hotel was lovely and the staff were very pleasant throughout are stay it was cleaned everyday and we had no complaints.
Dusit Resort - Absolutely Fabulous
We stayed at the Dusit Resort recently. It is situated at North Pattaya but with walking distance of the main town.
The hotel is five star and boy do you get five star treatment. The two swimming pools are superb and there is also a private beach.
Cannot fault the service. The staff are all very courteous and willing to assist.
We can thoroughly recommend this hotel and will be returning sometime in the future.
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Travel Blogs from Pattaya
... ourselves driving around on the ped one was called Le Beach and was very nice but all the high floor good view apartments were sold.
Just to give you an idea of price you can get a 24sqm studio for £16k and a 1 bedroom apartment for around £35k
We took a venture out on the bike to look around as we wanted to be sure we liked the area before considering buying a property and stopped in a side street bar we ordered food but ...
... that i had to pay 11p for this experience! Of course by this point I was quite drunk so I asked the lady if I could pay just 5 baht for both Josie and I to use the same toilet, and wash my feet in the sink as i had weed on them whilst attempting to aim in a hole. Both requests were denied. The night proceeded with yet more drinks in outrageous clubs, where i felt like a complete rock star dancing on platforms (of course I just looked like a drunken Brit), ...
... stands on a pedestal and her top half (excluding the face) is covered with slithering scorpions. Surprisingly, she is alive. We cringe and walk away.
Post zoo, we drive back to Pattaya to catch lunch, rest up at the hotel and start the evening with a long walk down to Pattaya Beach Boulevard. We reach Pattaya Garden Plaza where the Ripley's Believe it or not attraction had opened (recently i am told). We stay away from the grossed out ...
... helpful given that we had four huge suitcases. Less helpful still was the fact that he didn't hear our shouts and so motored around the outside of the market before departing. We had not yet eaten and were losing hope of a pick up so I decided to examine what food was up for grab at the many stores. It soon became apparent that there were thousands of flies who had jumped the queue and were sampling the local delicacies so I decided to hold ...
... girlfriend and I don't want to sleep with you, whats the point. Besides they are 150 baht, that is expensive for a **** flower'.
"you are ******* tight already"
"I'm tight, you're loose it's kinda funny really"
'Forget it, you buy me flower."
At this point she stared daggers at me and said a whole paragraph in Thai, wandered over to another old woman and bought two necklaces made of petals. She then brought them over ...