My husband and I have stayed at the Rabbit Resort three times (Nov. 2005, Nov.-Dec 2006, and August 2007). I wish we could return every year! After reading the bad review someone recently left, I felt it necessary to defend the owners and staff of the resort. We could not have had a more wondeful stay. The staff are all very friendly and eager to be of service to their guests.
I discovered the Rabbit on the internet while doing research for our first trip to Thailand. It is definately off the beaten path, but that is one of the things we loved about it. It is a little piece of paradise on the secluded Dogtan Beach. The atmosphere is wonderful. The resort is beautifully landscaped to resemble a peaceful jungle of beautiful trees and flowers. No matter which bungalow you stay in, you feel that you are in your own little private world. The way they are nestled in the "jungle" provides the utmost of privacy. You will awaken each morning to the sound of birds singing.
The rooms are beautifully decorated in Thai style. They are very well appointed, with a safe in every room, plenty of closet space, nice bathrooms and a well stocked mini-fridge. If you need anything, just call the office and they will be glad to help. (We always request a soft mattress topper.) The resort has a wonderful laundry service that we used several times each visit.
If you want to take in the local sites, the staff will set up tours for you. Don't miss Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens - absolutely wonderful. If you choose to lounge at the beach or by the pool, an attendent will be standing by to attend to your every need. (For us it was usually a Margarita or an ice cold glass of tea!)
The food at the Beach Grill was the very best. The location is not bad either, you will dine in an open air beachfront restaurant. We spent a lot of time venturing into Pattaya and Jomtien and ate outside the resort a lot, but never found anything that compared. The breakfast buffet was a wonderful way to start the day. We would rise early and enjoy watching the beach vendors setting up each morning. They have the best spring rolls we have ever tasted anywhere. The Thai food and steaks were exceptional. If you have a favorite food on the menu, just ask and cooking lessons will be arranged for you. For a really romantic evening, have a private table will be set up on the beach and enjoy a candlelit dinner.
As wonderful as the accomodations are, the staff are what sets the Rabbit Resort above the rest. Deb and Paisan do everything possible to make your stay absolutely exceptional. They have a well trained staff who will all do everything possible to accomodate your every need. Most of them have been with the Rabbit for years and it is
nice to be greeted by old friends on repeat visits. For us returning to the Rabbit Resort is like going home. It takes a lot to feel so comfortable. I'm sure my words cannot adequately describe our experiences , but we would recommend the resort to anyone who is travelling in the area and only wish we could visit more often.
- 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