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“Good basic guest house”
Review of Marina Inn Pattaya

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Marina Inn Pattaya
Ranked #308 of 529 Pattaya B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Good basic guest house”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Location - Going in the direction of Jomtien, go past VC Hotel and take the second turning left. Marina Inn is In or very close to Sunee Plaza and above several bars and nightclubs. The area is good for meals and drinks. But, if you are a light sleeper then ask for a "quiet" room which will face the rear of the property rather than a room over the bars.
I started with an "over the bars" room and on a Saturday night ! but I have to say, the noise was not that bad, but the next day the management were happy to move me to a quieter location.
The swimming pool is large and has both a shallow end and a deep end but unfortunatly the water was not heated (to heat such a large pool would be monstrously expensive) and so the water was far too cold for me to take the plunge. However it had a good selection of loungers around the pool for a quiet afternoons nap or read.
My room was fine, about average size, with tv, aircon and electric shower which all worked fine.
Added bonuses were a wet room and a fridge that stayed on when you left the room, so ice could be kept in the freezer box for late nightcaps. The internet connection didnt work too well while i was there, cutting out for long periods but the management later assured me they had fixed the problem and sure enough i had no further problems.
The staff were friendly and i had no complaints about that.
Contrary to earlier reviews, Walking Street is a good 10 minute walk away.
Overall this was a good value guest house and assuming I could get a quiet room i would certainly stay here again and would recommend it.

(Beware of” JIM PHONE” small shop at the bottom of the road, just before you get to the Main Road, the man is an absolute crook. I went there to buy an extension lead for my headphones; he gave me a piece of wire which he assured me would do the job, for 150 baht. Of course when I got back to my hotel room I found it was completely useless. When I went back to JIM PHONE for a refund he just laughed at me and said more fool me for buying it ! I later got the correct lead (branded and boxed) at a department store for one third the price. BEWARE OF STREET VENDORS!)

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

stayed here for two days wanted more but they could not do so hotel was ok a bit over priced compared to others swimming pool good area ok not to far from everything rooms big enough a little dated but ok staff allright struggled to get a taxi from hotel to bangkok they did not understand where the khosam road was.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Surely, if you're used to staying in nice hotels, don't come here. But if you're a budget traveler, or backpacker, and know what to expect in this price range, you'll agree it's pretty great.

The good: It's clean enough, the rooms are big enough, the bed is comfortable enough and the shower kind of works. The location is fine, you're in the action of Pattaya, which I guess is why you came here ;) King size bed and privacy for 20 bucks? Only in Thailand! :)

The bad: The plumbing is bad, there are sketchy characters lurking in the lobby, and you can hear your neighbor sneeze...or whatever else.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Munnar, India
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I had very good time in this hotel.The location is good just 5 minutes walking distance from the main road.I loved the swimming pool very big &sunny .I loved it.The rooms &bathrooms seems little old but i didnt expect much for us$25.I had good time &i will defenately come back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

great location at pattaya, you can walk into the middle of the walking street from this hotel. rooms are average. a/c not working properly..still a budget travellers dream hotel. swimming pool is ok and there is free wifi in the room, you can choose smoking/ non smoking rooms..the only difference is smoking rooms are larger. u can also play pool in the lobby/ good for people who would like to stay near walking street. 7.11 just opposite and a few bars , a few boy clubs to the adjacent.lot of noise at night..but ok

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

the title says it all. But add to that, the staff are friendly, and for $20 a night, I didnt expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. The place is clean, there's an inroom safe, the rooms are spacious, the bathroom relatively hygienic, and its a 5 minute walk to 'Walking Street' if thats your thing.

Note that its 4 out of 5 for the price. Dont expect a 4 star hotel and you ought to be quite satisfied with this place, but should you not be, its so cheap you can write it off as experience.

I would happily stay there again, but next time get the more luxurious suite which are also ludicrously cheap

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Good features: big beautiful sunny swimming pool; centric location; cheap price.
Bad features: small, dirty, old and noisy room with small and dirty bathroom; noisy location.
Good features: big beautiful sunny swimming pool; centric location; cheap price.
Bad features: small, dirty, old and noisy room with small and dirty bathroom; noisy location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Marina Inn Pattaya
Address: 273 / 13-15 Soi Yen Sabai, Pratamnak Rd., Pattaya 20260, Thailand (Formerly Marina Inn Plaza)
Region: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Pattaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #308 of 529 B&Bs / Inns in Pattaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Inn Pattaya 2*
Number of rooms: 114
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