Marriott Pattaya Resort & Spa
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My first time in Thailand was on an audit with Jenny, Leer and Eberhard. We stayed in a really great hotel with a beautiful garden in the inside patio (Marriott Spa & Resort in Pattaya). The city itself was interesting but not very "cultural" in terms of the offering. It is a heart of the Thai sex-tourism industry, and on of the biggest centers …
9 ½ Weeks.............................it really is since we arrived When we last wrote, it was getting near to New Year. Anna and Darroch left for the New Year party on Koh Phangan - more about that later! On Hogmanay we met up with Anthony, Caroline, James and Steve who were renting T3 and we all jumped in a taxi and went to the Billabong in …
We got Taxi Bikes to Tesco's some 2km away. Taxi bikes are much safer, kids are standing on the footboard of their parents moped since babies. We wove through all the traffic, passing big old coaches spluttering out fumes. Arrived at Tesco Lotus, ...
... of evening entertainment, they have a water park a water world, NongNook (a park that has lots to see, tigers, elephants, monkeys, Orang utans, traditional dancers, the history or the Thailand show with elephants and battles,) it’s quite good, I saw it when I was last here with Anne, you can even have an elephant ride around the park and feed them bananas and coconuts
You can get a boat to Koh Larn island, go see the Kwai, if you have time, even visit a long ...
... gets a little tiring.
I have found even over dirt track roads that the ride is pretty comfortable due to the big fat 20" tires. The nice little thing about this bicycle compared to others is that it has inbuilt red and blue LED lights in the rim of the wheels with a small dynamo that when you ride these light up so you can get away without any lights at all. The dynamos have hardly any friction so you really don't they are there.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Pattaya Resort & Spa
The best in Pattaya
My husband and I have just returned from Pattaya. It was our 4th trip to this location and the first stay in Pattaya Marriott. We booked it via Asiarooms.
From the very first day I loved this place. The hotel is just superb. All staff speaks some English. Employees are very friendly, always smiling, caring and ready to help. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. Especially I liked the balcony with a wonderful view over the garden and pool area. It was very romantic to relax their in the late night enjoying a great view. Room service can be rated as very good. It was always pleasant to see fresh orchids on the perfectly white pillows every evening.
I can't help saying a praising word about Hotel Garden with the wonderful pond. It is a paradise carefully kept from the noise of the Central Pattaya.
The poolside area is definitely the best I've ever seen (although we always stay in 4 or 5 star hotels when traveling) - very beautiful, very comfortable, great pool bar with friendly staff, relaxing in-pool Jacuzzis and poolside open-air massage, provided by the highly trained therapists from the hotel spa.
Fitness club has a good variety of equipment to suit all needs from cardio training to heavyweight workouts. Mandara Spa, although quite expensive, was an exciting experience, which did made me feel more healthy and relaxed.
Hotel restaurants are quite expensive compared to the average in Pattaya, but there are a lot of dining opportunities at hand in Royal Garden Plaza, which you can enter right from the hotel lobby. Nevertheless we couldnot skip relaxing in the lobby Elefant Bar with tropical coctails almost every everning as you wouldn't be able to find a place with such a tranquil and comforting atmosphere anywhere else in the center of Pattaya.
Overall our vacation was one of the best and truly relaxing thanks to Pattaya Marriott.
We have stayed here twice. THe last time was in November 2004.
THe service is excellent.
THe rooms are luxurious
The breakfast buffet wonderful.
I like the location by the beach and connected to the shopping mall
(where Sizzlers is)
The pool is pretty big and there is use of the gym in the mall.
A bit over priced
Stayed here for 4 nights. Pool area is very good and service is good too.
Think the rooms are not that great though, have actually stayed here 3 times on business and two of the rooms had ants in the bathroom, TVs are a bit old, showers in small bath and overall not that good compared with some of the competition at better prices in Pattaya. It is in a good position for eating and nightlife in Pattaya and also has shopping centre with cinemas etc in same complex.
Calm retreat in central Pattaya
My boyfriend and I have just returned from 10 days in Pattaya, staying at the Marriott resort & Spa.
We are mid 20's and open minded travellers, and really you have to be if you plan to visit Pattaya. The hotel is great, central, and nearby to everything. We stayed in a Seaview deluxe room, it was was clean and well kept and nicely decorated.
The hotel as a whole was excellent, you would not realise where you are when you are lazing by the pool, the grounds are superb, and staff are always willing to help.
Great pool, with jacuzzi jets and swim up bar, and the most comfortable sunbeds!
The hotel has a good range of restaurants, and being May and the quiet season, the service was fast and efficient. The Garden cafe, and the Rice mill are nice, if a little over priced. If you want to eat on a lesser budget, you need to experiment outside of the hotel and shopping mall. there are some fantastic local thai restaurants, and my best tip would be to go where there are lots of locals eating, it will generally mean that the food is good and cheap. In these places you can get a meal for two for about 5-10 GBP, if you stick to the western eateries, you will be looking at paying western prices.
Don't forget to use the Spa, although there are hundreds of local thai massage places scatttered around where a two hour massage will cost about 300 baht, the spa is a luxury, and even though you may more (alot more) it is definately worth it.
If you want to go to a local massage centre, only go into the ones that display the multicoloured foot outside, (the others will offer you more than just a masssage!)
If you visit Pattaya, you must experience Scuba diving, my boyfriend and I completed our open water course while we were there, the waters are amazing, one of the best places in Thailand. Mermaids Diving centre have two shops, one in Pattaya and one in Jontiem beach, the people are young, friendly and a good laugh.
Nightlife is pretty extreme, something you can't really describe. Walking Street is a must, and whether you are single, or a couple, you will always find somewhere to suit you. Off of Walking Street we liked the Irish pub near to the Marriott called Shennanigans.
Overall, a great holiday, somewhere I wouldn't necessarily come again (although my boyfriend might with his mates) The Marriott is most definatly the best hotel we saw in Pattaya. We visited the Dusit, and although nice, it didnt have the same atmosphere and was alot bigger. The Jontiem Beach hotel looked the next best, but was too far from everything really.
One of my favourites hotel in Thailand
This is one of those hotels where, the longer you stay, the longer you want to stay.
The pool and facilities are second to none and you meet a wide variety of people. It is worth getting up a bit early to grab a sun lounger but you will find yourself in the pool more than on it.
The food was gorgeous and room service is extremly quick. It is in an ideal location (close enough to walking street but far enough from it if you wish to avoid it), there is a shopping centre less than three minutes away with everything you need and great bargains.
It will take you about 2 minutes to get to the beach and to other restaurants. There is a great restaurant across the street which hosts live traditional thai dancing!
The hotel can arrange all excursions that you may like and their English is very good.
I would definitely stay here the next time i am in Pattaya!
Stayed here for the second time ,It seemed alot better than the first time.The pool area was improved with big water jets and a slide.Great buffett dinners and breakfasts.I had a ocean view room on the 8th floor which was good.Rooms are about 4 star standard.Location is great ,staff very nice.Would have to be the best resort in pattaya.
We had an awful experience with Pattaya Marriott. We wanted an oceanview room, but we did not get to see the ocean, all we saw was trees. Then we wanted high floor and non-smoking floor, we did not get them. This was not the worst part. The worst part was that I had requested for the Bangkok Post newspapers at 7:30am, called 5 times, and even went out to Coral island, and came back around 5pm, still did not get the newpapers. I had to complain to the customer service manager and got the newpapers. Then our room keys broke down twice. The worst was yet over. The safe deposit box broke down! Again we called and called, and waited and waited for them to fix it asap. The response was slow. I wonder is it due to Christmas Eve. By the way, the swimming pool was dirty. I must admit that this hotel is conveniently located in the city centre. Next door is a shopping centre; restaurants and pubs are around the corners. With such bad experience, I would not consider of going back.
Simply The Best In Pattaya
Quite simply if you're staying in Pattaya you must stay at The Marriott Resort & Spa. This hotel is so conveniently located right in the middle of all the shops, restaurants and within a couple of minutes walking distance from the main nightlife areas. I have been back four times and can't praise it highly enough. Although you're right slap bang in the middle of Pattaya the swimming pool area is as relaxed and peaceful as you'll find anywhere, the friendly staff will do anything for you (Ok so not quite anything) and the sports facilities are first rate. The hotel itself is attached to a huge 3 storey entertainment complex with numerous shops, restaurants, a Ripley's Believe it or not Museum (which is a must visit) and countless more attractions to mention. For nightlife visit Colin and Stan in Cheers Bar, Soi Pattayaland 2, and sit and watch the world go by. For the more adventurous Spicy Girls a Go Go in the same location is a small but interesting venue.
One of the better hotels
One of the better hotels in Pattaya, rooms are clean and the service very good, in common with many SE asian hotels. Weclomed by a hot towel and a drink on check in - a nice touch. Relaxed guest policy
Such a great place to stay!
My husband and I stayed at the Pattaya Marriot over Christmas of 2002. While Pattaya is definitely not my favorite city in the world, I loved this hotel. The open air pavilion lobby has a fantastic, relaxing tropical feel, without being overdone. The rooms are well appointed, but some of them tend to be musty because of the damp tropical air. The morning breakfast buffet is absolutely amazing. It rivals some of the best buffets I have ever had, including the Sunday Brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA and the Aladdin in Las Vegas.
Pattaya is a night-life tourist town for folks who want to party and play. The fun is cheap, and you can rent just about any kind of water toy you want. We went jet-skiing, parasailing, and bananaboating and had a total blast! The ocean is gorgeous, but not nearly as pretty as Phuket. All in all, come expecting to party and have fun, but don't expect a local Thai experience. This place is touristy!