Travel Blogs from Pattaya
... then (Wayne hasn’t seen the other guys for almost ten years so there’s a lot of catching up to do!) Fortunately Wayne has taken the next day off, as it’s the first time we’ve all been together since we got married 13 years ago, and a lot of beers get drunk that night. It’s a late one for some – Martin and Wayne end up staying up until around four in the morning. Most of us will be nursing hangovers ...
... the mid 20s on those suckers. I'm sure there is one in my room right now ready to attack. Loves: 1. Street food. OMG I would come to Thailand all over again if it was just for food. Fresh, delicious, fast, and cheep. How can you hate that? Watermelon for 30cents, pad thai for $1.30, banana pancake for $1. 2. People. Everyone is nice, except for the drivers. I feel safe and able to go up to anyone and practice thai or ask for something ...
... of language - I think he spoke two words all the time from when I found him until he dropped me at the hotel 90 minutes later - those words: "thisa way".
So got to the hotel about 9:30 PM local time (midnight Adelaide). Been a long day, so just checked in and went up to my room - top floor and second most furthest from the lift.
Even though it was 9pm, ...
... games and songs, and giving them musical instruments to play with which was fun, but very tiring. The Tuesday session was the most difficult, conversation with the older students. Firstly, many were shy around me because I am a new volunteer, and many of them do not like to speak English, so I would ask them questions and then they would continue to converse amongst themselves in Thai. Hopefully next ...
... peoples fascination with just going and looking at the goings on. if you weren't an active participant then what was the point of being there in the first place? i suppose there is a bit of a thrill witnessing such a seedy place but my experiences have always been much more up front and personal so i cant speak with an authority
what can i say about pattaya that i have not already said in numerous other posts? the girlie population was a bit low ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rabbit Resort Pattaya
Amazing, romantic get-a-way!!!!!
My husband and I just returned from a week at the Rabbit Resort in Pattaya. What an amazing time. The resort was so perfect. The entire staff was exceptional and really made our stay wonderful. The attention to detail was magnificent. Before we got there, we loved the pictures on their website, but after being there in person, those pictures cannot come close to displaying the actual beauty of this resort. Based on our experience there, I can safely say we found the best resort down there. They personalized their service to our needs and anything we needed they arranged for us. I would highly recommend this resort over any other that we saw down there. We are busy planning our next stay for next year. The only thing we would change is the length of our stay.....next time we will stay for two weeks!!!!!!
Great value for money a real gem!
If you're travelling to Thailand and planning a visit to Pattaya but dont wont to get caught up in all the craziness and want a little slice of sanity and paradise try the Rabbit Resort located on Jomtien Beach. The craziness of Pattaya can still be easily reached by 10min taxi (watch for pick pockets on taxi we had camera stolen from bum bag 3 women and a young child!) Rooms at Resort are clean and spacious, extremely well maintained with a Thai influence. Surrounded with tropical green and lush gardens and a clean swimming pool to escape the heat. Beach is within arms reach, staff are extremely helpful and pleasent. Food and drinks are well priced and well served.
No fault could be found on our recent visit in mid Sep 2005. We will definately be back for more.
Perfect place for families
We stayed at Rabbit Resort Oct 2005 for 8 days with our 3 kids (ages 3,4 and 13). Everybody loved the place, perfect situation and nice and safe environment. Excellent staff, and the pool areas are just fantastic. Special thanks to the chef, who made perfect and delicious breakfast as well as dinners and lunches. We ate in many places and found the Rabbit Resort the best! Special thanks to the owner, Deb and her husband, who made the athosphere so familiar and cozy. We stayed in big villa, which was the most beautiful with wonderfull furniture and also fresh flowers everywhere. We will most certainly go there again and I highly recommend Rabbit Resort to everybody, for families as well as couples, because there are two pool areas, one for families and one for aduls. PERFECT PLACE, thanks again Deb.
The Rabbit Resort Jomtien Pattaya....Fabulous!!!
I wa so pleased to stop for a coffee in the Rabbit resort in January 2005 which prompted me to return in September 2005 for a 2 week stay, it was fantastic, relaxed with superb accomodation with the beach a stones throw.
The owners Deb and her husband were incredibly accomodating ensuring a perfect stay.
Having stayed in the best hotels in the area previously I find the Rabbit resort as good and better value and can't wait to return.
A big recommendation!
Just What I needed!!!
This place is great. Everything looks new!! The rooms are spacious, beautifully finished with tile floors and vaulted ceilings. (upstairs units). I couldnât believe how great just the room made me feel! The complex, surrounded by lush green everywhere, makes you feel as if youâre in a tropical rainforest. Add the fantastic quaint hardwood bar along with the outside patio restaurant (great food), which are both a stones throw from the beach and whatâs not to love about this place! I enjoyed my Heineken relaxing at the bar watching the sun set over the beach. The same beach I had just had my massage on. Itâs that close. I had to keep telling myself this all just looks and feels expensive. What a deal!!! The Adult pool is quite and far enough from the separate kids pool, which was always filled with laughter, to kick back and enjoy a peaceful Mai Tai. The staff is wonderful and always smiles. My girl and I loved it and the free 24hr golf cart ride to the main street to catch a taxi was a perfect way to begin an outing to Walking Street for a night of dancing and a little decadence. ï
A Tropical Getaway - The Rabbit Resort
My golly, what a great place to escape for the weekend. The Rabbit Resort is away from the bars, stores, noise and traffic. The Resort is adjacent to the beach, where one can build sand castles, or walk along the meandering sidewalk, or jog down the beautiful sand beach. The Resort is immersed in lush tropical beauty, surrounded by beautiful trees and flowering tropical plants. My wife and I stayed in one of the upstairs suites, which was spacious, stylish, modern and clean. The restaurant next door had a free breakfast that was mouthwatering delicious, offering Thai meals and American fried eggs, bacon and toast. Debra, the lady-in-charge of the resort, was constantly overseeing the various operations, making sure things were running smoothly. And the friendly employees appeared to be very dedicated pople, always busy, yet not too busy to smile at the guests. We will definitely return to the Rabbit Resort on our next trip to Pattaya. They spoiled us!
Loved the Thai Pavilion
We stayed for four nights at the Rabbit resort together with another couple of friends.
When we arrived Deborah, a friendly American lady who runs the resort together with her husband, a very distinct Thai-Chinese gentleman, greeted us and escorted us to our room. She was much concerned about our well being and asked if everything was OK many times.
What we liked most about the Resort is that it is literally right on the beach with only a walkway separating the restaurant and the sand. The main advantage of this is that there is no traffic noise at all, which is very difficult to find in Thailand.
In the resort there are about 20 separate houses. We stayed at the ground floor of a very charming house, the only house in fact to have a substantial private garden. The attraction of this garden is the superb Thai pavilion (they called it a Sala). The view of it is very charming and at night, when the lights are on, is like being in a Thai fairy tale. From our friend's room, which was on the upper floor is was even more beautiful. The last night we had dinner in the pavilion (from room service), which was the highlight of our stay.
The rooms can be quite different in style. Our room was very nice and comfortable with a kitchen, but not really luxurious. Our friend's room on the upper floor of the same house had a superb decoration in Thai style, like I only have seen in magazines about top end Thai hotels. We were told that in fact many of the houses in the resort are privately owned and that the decoration depends upon the personal taste of the owners.
We very much liked the staff at the resort. Although not always very professional, they were extremely friendly and ready to help. The restaurant was good, not expensive at all (less than 3 Euro for a typical dish, half a Euro for soda water). The most important feature is that it is right on the beach.
There are two pools, very clean and nice. Most of the time we had the pool for the four of us since most people go to the beach during the day.
We very much liked our stay at the Rabbit resort. Although it is so close to Pattaya, it is extremely relaxed. If you want to enjoy it at it's best, just ask for a room in the 'Sala' house! It seems that they do not charge more, although the rooms are substantially bigger than in most of the other houses.
Perfect Choice for Us
I booked two rooms over the Internet, one cottage for my family and villa for my in laws, and nieces and nephews. A total of 10 people, 5 adults and 5 kids, we had a GREAT time at Rabbit. We prepaid for 2 nights and liked it so much, we stayed a full 6 nights there. Even with an Internet booking mix up, Deb took care of everything and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and treated with care.
The food was great, the family (kids) pool was awesome! We initially were surprised about the private road and seemingly long walk (with small kids) from the main road to the hotel. In actuality, the golf cart shuttle was sufficent, even fun, and the hotel offers privacy in a very busy area of Thailand.
All in all, it was the best choice for our family. I was so impressed how clean the pool/garden areas were. There were a lot of nice touches around the hotel. The chef prepared an amazing seafood dinner for my family.
For someone wanting to get away and enjoy beachfront calm in the Pattaya area, Rabbit is the place to go!
We spent 10 days at the Rabbit Resort and found everything exceeded our expectations. We stayed in one of the individual cabanas next to the adult pool, this offered great convenience and a reasonably degree of privacy. We are glad we did as some of the other rooms are in multi suite buildings and would not have the same abiance. The service was excellent, the staff amazingly cheerfull and food great. We will definately go back.
Landscaping didn't live up to expectations
I stayed at the Rabbit Resort in January 2005. Part of the allure for me was the garden atmosphere referenced in the advertisting. I stayed in a "forest room" on the second floor of a bungalow. From my patio, I could view a concrete retaining wall, a building under construction adjacent to the resort's parking lot, and the back of a series of neighboring high-rise resorts. In other words, the atmosphere on my porch was much like that of a Moscow bus stop in summer. When I checked in the manager (owner?) hinted that the room might not be their best, because they were fully booked as a result of the tsunami. But for $75 per night in Thailand, I expected something extraordinary, and my room did not live up to that expectation.
I will concede that, overall, the garden made a nice impression, and some of the rooms had beautiful gardens off their patios. The pool area was lovey, and very peaceful.
The rooms themselves were spacious and very nicely decorated, with cathedral ceilings, large bathrooms, and walk-in showers. I'm not entirely convinced, however, that for $75 per night, I could not have done beter.