I'd read the 5 reviews and didn't quite believe them but Rabbit Resort really lives up to it reputation. We usually stay at Birds and Bees in Pattaya and it has the same feel, individual buildings rather than a block of rooms, lots of lovely gardens and family friendly but we'd actually give the edge to Rabbit Resort. The service was better. The rooms are more tastefully decorated. And I like Bird's and Bees.
Rooms were immaculately clean. They had plenty of kitchenware available. Sheets were lovely and although we didn't request it, there was a traditional Thai bed made up in our room that our son was able to use (and loved). There were two pools - one family, one adult only which is a great idea. Us families could make noise and splash about and play with the footballs they had thoughtfully provided while the adults without kids could enjoy their pool in peace. Breakfast was nice with plenty of options and homemade bread. Bread is usually dire in Thailand so this was a great touch. They could do with putting an extra teabag in the teapot but I couldn't go so far as to remove a star for this as when I'd brought my own teabags, they happily accommodated me too.
The staff were very friendly - even gardeners stopped to greet us. They kept smoking confined to areas where it couldn't bother anyone (and their areas were also pretty and included traditional furniture). The owners and management took time to say hello to everyone. My husband had asked for a bouquet of flowers for me. Not only did they provide the flowers, they also had an amazing "bouquet" of carved vegetables (which is a traditional Thai art) and a cake.
Pattaya can be very seedy but being here felt like you weren't exposed to it and could just enjoy being by the sea as a family. Oh - the pizza is really nice as is the green curry in the restaurant. We'd definitely love to go back.
Final p.s. - they're doing construction at the moment but they confine it to one part of the resort at a time. We were very worried about this before staying there but honestly never saw any of it while we were there. Its really not an issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rabbit Resort is a lovely, historic Thai village with only 49 beach villas. Our "Old Thai Theme" is enhanced by using reclaimed wood, handmade fabrics and antiques. The last of its kind in Pattaya, we are directly on Dongtan Beach less than 10-15 minutes from downtown Pattaya. No expense was spared throughout the resort in order to offer the best environmentally conscious development. Enjoy our private forest, tropical flowers, jumping squirrels, dancing butterflies, and exotic wild birds. If you love nature please stay with us next time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rabbit Hotel Pattaya