Check-in was quick but our preferences hadn’t gotten through to the hotel from the internet booking company, so we weren’t entirely satisfied with the room we ended up with, even after looking at four rooms. Despite it being 10pm this quickly got from the floor staff back to the duty manager (Imee), who immediately got involved and sorted out the problem. The rooms themselves are fairly small, but the one we ended up with was recently renovated to a high standard, with a spacious balcony and a spectacular view straight down the beach. Note that some of the rooms we saw looked a little dated, so it’s worth asking for a renovated one. Do youself a favour and pay the extra for a sea view room. A large part of the hotel was closed for renovation during our visit, so I guess they have a progressive update plan in progress. Much of the public area is very grand and airy, although some parts suffer from low ceilings. The hotel has prime position on the ocean side of the road, perched on a headland at the end of the beach. The circular Beach/Second Road “Baht bus” runs right past the hotel, so it’s only Bt10 to get to most local points of interest (ask the concierge how it works). There’s a lot of open space with two fairly big pools (one with great views from its headland location) as well as their own strip of private beach, offering a refuge from the hawkers. The sun beds are huge and comfortable, made up with two large beach towels by the pool attendants. The beach umbrellas are massive, so you can relax on a sun bed and be completely in the shade if you like.
Being an upmarket hotel they charge premium prices (for the area) for internet, F&B and spa service. A decent American breakfast (and free Wi-Fi) can be had for about Bt200 at Gulliver’s Travellers Tavern (exit the hotel next to the 2nd floor pool, then walk about 50m along the Beach Road). Savanna Spa (diagonally across roundabout at hotel’s main entrance) offers a pretty reasonable Thai massage for Bt200/hr, along with many other spa services with no “extra services”.
I’ll definitely be staying here again, but next time will book on the hotel’s own website (same price as the internet booking sites) so that my preferences get noted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dusit Thani Pattaya enjoys a five-star status and the resort hotel presents a luxurious blend of city comforts and beach relaxation for individual travellers, business executives and family holidaymakers. It is a very short distance to the many family attractions in the resort city including parks and gardens, cosmopolitan dining as well as diverse and upscale shopping venues. It has three restaurants - Cascade Restaurant is located near the main lobby overlooking the hotel’s Atrium and waterfall. The Peak fully justifies a claim to being Pattaya’s finest Chinese Restaurant offering an excellent Dim Sum menu and a la carte menu of Chinese cuisine. Choice food in more casual surroundings is offered at The Bay, where the best skewers are served and the most famous weekend dining in town (The Bay Grill & Buffet)is held. Dusit Gourmet Bakery offers a wide variety of gourmet snacks, pastries, cakes, ice creams, teas and aromatic coffees. Dusit Shop has gift items and Thai souvenirs while other shops include a tailor's and jewellery store that are also worth a visit. These perfectly complement the eco-friendly hotel's Deluxe, Club Rooms, Club Grand Rooms and Suites along with the extensive facilities and amenities it offers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel Pattaya
- Pattaya Dusit Resort
- Dusit Pattaya
- Dusit Resort Pattaya
- Dusit Hotel Pattaya