I can only assume that the bad reviews here are comparing with hotels in the US, more expensive hotels in Bangkok or hotels in cheap tourist spots like Pattaya - I cant believe that anyone found this hotel bad value or uncomfortable. When I have stayed there it has been about £12 a night for both us with breakfast and a pool. (mind you US and UK agencies charge more - I book through someone like asiarooms.com) -- it has gone up in price this year - but then most places have
I have stayed here four times with my Thai partner (who I have to say is made to feel quite unwelcome at some of the "better hotels" who prefer to have only western and japanese guests) The mix at the SB is very cosmopolitan, lots of japanese, chinese, western and Thai guests.
Let me comment on some the bad reviews:-
"view over waste ground" - well this could apply to a thousand hotels - better to have some open ground at the back than looking into the skyskraper opposite - this is a city for goodness sake!
"poor english" - well to my shame I speak almost no Thai but have never had to rely on my partner to translate -- if you want english spoken everywhere then there is a good choice of hotels in USA and UK to meet your needs! Trying to get around language barriers is part of the joy of overseas travel. That said I have always been able to make myself understood.
One thing I have noticed everywhere in Thailand is that they dont like to say "no" - so often if you ask for something they cannot do they will pretend not to understand (though never happened to me at the SB)
Awful breakfasts - all I can say is that on our last trip the SB was full on the last night so we stayed up the road at a hotel which cost exactly 4 times the price - their breakfast was equally bad - worse in fact because they didn't have any Thai options which are almost always than british or american breakfasts in thailand. SB's breakfast is vast and if you cant find something you like then you must be a very fussy eater!
Lastly - if you want the standard that you will find in a 3 star hotel in US, or a 4 star hotel in UK, then you should be looking at 5 star hotels in bangkok and paying the sort of prices you are used to. If you want good value, added extras like a roof pool, pleasant rooms for a knock down price then somewhere like the Siam Beverly is for you.
- Also Known As:
- Cha-Da Beach Hotel
- Cha-Da Beach Resort And Spa
- Cha-Da Beach Hotel Bangkok
- Cha Da Beach Hotel
- Cha Da Beach Resort