Sheraton Pattaya Resort
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On the morning of December 27th, I woke up early with a start - I had been dreaming about our time on the beach for several days, and at last it had arrived. After a quick wander through the street market outside our hotel for breakfast, where $3 bought us two large bags of cut fruit, sweetened iced coffee and raisin-stuffed waffles, we were …
... to eat pizza with your hands, but they said the hands might be dirty. I said wash before eating. Still, they used the fork and knife. Now, here we are eating sticky rice with our hands. I mentioned the pizza and rice to them but they just laughed.
We look around the market and visit until 2 in the afternoon. Then, I catch my minibus ride to Pattaya and the boys start back home to Battambang. I get to Pattaya at 8:45 p.m. It was a long ride and I am back on the beach in ...
... see papers for bike.”
N: “They’re back at my house.” [I was pretty sure there were no papers for the bike]
P: “Open the bike.” [Meaning lift the seat]
N: “OK. Oh, look, there are the papers.” [I was genuinely surprised]
P: “Where is your driving licence?”
N: “Back at the house.” [I haven’t a frigging clue where my licence is. I also ...
... walked quickly. We wanted to go to the waking street and ended up hailing a taxi thing. The taxi guy pointed just down the road we had passed and said it was down there, which was nice of him. We walked down the street and saw the entrance to the walking street already. We went to the lobster pot which we saw an ad for in the tourist guide we had. The seating area was on a deck over the water and we could see the lit up Pattaya city sign. We ...
Two hours later we arrived at the small sea town. The bus dropped us off at an unmarked location in front of a mall. We decided to explore the mall. We bought cold drinks at the food court. You had to first exchange your baht into paper coupons, buy your food with the coupon then exchange any leftover coupons back into baht. How silly! I guess it keeps theft isolated!
During our exploration we thought it prudent to find out how to get back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Pattaya Resort
Anyone old enough to remember the Royal Wing in all it's glory will know that a visit to Pattaya was worthwhile just to stay there! Yes Pattaya is a slum, yes the sea is far from clean, but hey it can be fun in the evenings and if you have a great hotel to spend the day in with good restaurants to feed you before you go out what more does the average holidaymaker require? Sadly the Royal Wing is past it's sell buy date and began to treat regular customers as a nuicance and achieved what every hotelier wants turning 100% occupancy over peak season Christmas/ New Year to the now reported 50% and falling.
This resort was everything we wanted for our winter getaway. The amazing gardens, beautiful pools, relaxing beds and the most attentive staff. I would recommend this hotel in a heartbeat!
This hotel was amazing! I've stayed at the Four Seasons and Ritz in other countries before and have to say the service and the facilities at this resort are comparable.
This resort is perfect for a relaxing break, set in beautiful gardens with 3 stunning swimming pools, with relaxing music gently soothing away the stress of modern life. We stayed in a pool terrace room, which although described as 'direct pool access' it was in fact down a few steps to the poolside. The room was spacious with seperate shower and very clean. It had a large terrace with two sun-loungers and as it was a corner room, this was fairly private. The staff were very friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble. However we did have a problem with the air conditioning and although everyone was very sorry about this, it did not get fixed. There is no real beach to speak of, but as the sea in Pattaya is not the cleanest, this is not a problem with 3 pools to choose from. The resort is set on a steep hill and so there are lots of steps, it also next door to a large hotel one side and apartments to the other - although this really didn't make a difference. It is only 5 minutes in a local taxi to the town itself - lots of bars and restaurants to chose from. It's actually awfully tacky and not the 'real' Thailand. Food in the hotel was very good, and of course a little expensive, but not overly so. It is a perfect hotel for a relaxing break, but would recommend staying in a pool terrace or pavillion room for the extra space.
We decided not to visit Phuket this year. We stayed at the Hilton on Karon Beach a few weeks before the tsunami last year and we weren't ready to return.
A Beach Resort with no acess to Beach!
Having heard of the openning of Sheraton Pattaya. Being a Bangkok resident who enjoy retreating to Pattaya or Hua hin once a month, i decided to check out the resort on this occasion which I must say, have left me with some disappointment. First of all, I stayed in the garden view room and the corridor is extremely narrow and has an obstructed view as there is this convention hall right next to it. The beach is not accessible, in fact there is no swimming area in the sea at all since the resort beach front is actually consisting of dangerous looking rocks confronting by strong waves.
For the amount that I am paying, I could book another room somewhere else in the 5 star resort right next to it, the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel at much cheaper price.
Perhaps I should mention that we are veterans of many resort hotels in Asia, including most of the Sheraton resorts. We stayed at the Sheraton Pattaya with our two small boys during the first week of October, 2005.
I Live in Bangkok, but needed a weekend away. Everyone warned me off going to Pattaya, said Hau Hin was the cloest for the 5* wow factor. However I thought I would not ignore the advice and my Indonesian girlfriend wanted to check out Pattaya. So I booked into the Cliff Beach Resort hotel - as a number of people have said. Its "OK" - but there is nothing wow about it. When we were going up the road to the Cliff I saw a sign post for the Sheraton Resort and Spa. Looking online I read the above review and worked out it was pretty new. Taking a risk I checked out of the cliff and into the Sheraton. I can tell you it was the right decision. The rooms are perfect, large baths!, the balcony is worth paying extra for (Pavilion rooms). Service was perfect! - The three freeform swimming pools in lush gardens are perfect. Hot spas mixed into the pools! Lots of walking up and down the cliff side (hotel on a cliff) so be aware of that's an issue. I liked the fact they pumped chill out music by the pool, saved my ipod battery. FREE WiFi in the rooms, Clif hotel drove me mad having to walk down to Business center to buy the cards and then find it did not work!. When will hotels learn that Internet should be FREE. Most new / modern hotels this is the case. Basically the hotel had that little extra wow factor.