We have stayed at this resort as a couple (no children) on three other occasions. The last stay was for 10 days. Unfortunately the major downside to this resort (and Pattaya in general) is the number of rude and arrogant Russian tourists. The hotel amenities are as advertised, one needs to experience this resort firsthand to appreciate just how impressive it all actually is. It has always lived up to our expectations as a clean and well maintained hotel with beautiful gardens and spectacular views from the balcony, particularly at sunset. Room amenities, shower and toilets that work perfectly; incidentally the community toilets are air-conditioned, perfumed and immaculately maintained and are a pleasure to use. We have always found the staff courteous, friendly and professional, even when we invited guests to join us at the pool, (subsequently noticed by management and with us unaware we needed to record them at reception), we were advised politely and discreetly to check them in at reception in future . In reflection we found the resort is more suited to family with children that could take advantage of numerous child amenities and water park features. The buffet breakfast is immense; however the main meals never varies from day to day so as long as you like stir fried pork and the same vegetables for breakfast with rice every day it should not be an issue (have stayed at many other hotels where the meal varies). We found the resort restaurants somewhat expensive to dine at every night; generally we ate out in restaurants around Naklua and Pattaya for a fraction of the price and took advantage of the restaurants free Wi-Fi, which incidentally you have to pay for at the resort. Recollecting, I seldom saw any of the resort restaurants packed with patrons (other than at breakfast), possibly a reflection of high cost.
If you want to dine in Pattaya catch any Baht bus travelling towards Pattaya along Naklua/Pattaya Road, (about 500 metres up from the resort entrance) for 10 Baht, it will take you along the length of Beach Road past Walking Street, or pay 200 Baht for one at the front of the resort.
In summary, this is a resort you have to stay at to fully appreciate. You will not be disappointed, as long as you are prepared to pay western prices to wine and dine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is an exciting themed five-star resort that is a destination in its own right, an entire world of pleasure, a place where everyday cares are laid aside and where everyone will find something to amaze and delight. As a retreat for couples and honeymooners or as a fun place for families, you will love our ocean-facing rooms, suites and family residences, eight dining venues, our award-winning spa, a kids’ club, water sports and an extensive water park. With its impressive range of meeting venues, team-building options and expansive grounds, the resort is a prime destination for distinctive meetings and conferences. The drive to and from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport is easy and convenient, and takes approximately one and a half hours. A scheduled shuttle service connects to Central Festival Pattaya shopping and lifestyle centre on an hourly basis. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Fastbooking, Southall Travel, Hotelopia, TravelUp, LoveHolidays, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, Ctrip TA, Travelbag, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Centara Grand Mirage Beach Hotel Pattaya