We booked 10 days via the Internet from Australia and I must admit we were pleasantly surprised. We had a two bedroom apartment and had absolutely no complaints! If anything it would be the showers which I needed as hand held because otherwise the water just spurted over my head. The bathroom also tended to flood - but this was really a minor issue! The first day we arrived at lunchtime so ate at the cafe at reception. No complaints about the food- it was delicious. We didn't eat there again only because we wanted to sample other places in Pattaya. However, Altos across the road provided absolutely delicious food at very good prices! Their English breakfast is fantastic for only $4!!!! They were between chefs so Mama cooked and although I don't know what the chef was going to be like - you couldn't get better food than Mama and her sons served up to you. Would highly recommend this cafe for cheap, delicious food! The real advantage was that it is owned by an Australian - Damien Lynch who was so helpful in finding our way around!
Our apartment was on the 4th floor and had a great balcony overlooking the pool. Each room has its own TV and aircon unit so it suits all tastes. It has sufficient utensils, etc for cooking, which I did on a couple of occasions. Good size fridge and we took all of the mini bar stuff out and replaced it with our own shopping. There is a minimart, ATM and laundry across the road and the baht buses are available every few seconds to take you wherever you want to go! So easy and much cheaper than a taxi! Ask Damien how they work and it will make your stay so much easier! The cleaners come every day and there is a 'all you can eat BBQ' every night - but Saturday nights there is an Elvis impersonator for an hour! This man might be Thai but sure sings like Elvis! The resort is 5 minutes from Central Pattaya (all the shops, markets and Walking Street) and also 5 minutes in the other direction form Jomtien Beach which has lots of small restaurants selling excellent food but not found on Trip Advisor. If you want 5 star food (at a price) try Altios across the road form the resort - couldn't fault the service or the food! Don't bother with the renowned restaurants in Walking Street - we went to King seafood restaurant and were quoted 640 THB for 100 grams of prawns. This equated to $20 per 100grams or $20 per prawn!!!!!!! Needless to say we had soup and left!! There are so many other places to eat in Beach rd, or Second street that I wouldn't bother with Walking Street. However, Walking St. itself is well worth a visit, especially on a Saturday night!
All in all, The Residence Gardens is a great place to stay because of its close proximity to Central Pattaya and Jomtien Beach without all of the noise and bustle of either place! Would recommend as a convenient place to stay with very good free wifi and wonderful, helpful staff. You also have all of the necessary conveniences close at hand.
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