I happened to go to Pattaya at the end of a trip to Bangkok as I didn’t have enough time to fly to Phuket or Koh Samui. Needless to say I was not too enthusiastic about the prospect of spending two days in a place that is famous mainly for prostitution but it was the only way to enjoy some time on the beach.
It was pretty difficult for me to choose a hotel because I usually like small and exclusive hotels and that’s not what you find in Pattaya where concrete buildings are everywhere. I ended booking a room at the Sheraton because of its secluded location (it’s 10 minutes away from Pattaya itself) and its tropical garden.
By Pattaya standards it’s a rather small hotel with only 120 rooms, set withing a beautiful tropical garden, and with what I believe is the only private beach in Pattaya! I really had a great time at the Sheraton: the surroundings are beautiful. There are two large swimming pools and a wonderful view on the sea (the hotel is built on a hill and goes down to the sea). It’s a true 5 star hotel, rooms are large and very comfortable.
Service is great, and you can have a nice lunch or dinner at a reasonable price at the bar to enjoy the view on the sea. I didn’t try the restaurant since it’s inside the main building and I wanted to eat outside.
The spa is wonderful, one of the very best I’ve been too (and I’ve been to some of the best rated spa in the world!). I spent a full afternoon there and it felt like paradise.
The big Plus in this hotel is its location. It’s on a hill and from there you have a great view on the sea but cannot sea Pattaya or Jomtien (and that’s not a view you want to have from your hotel room!), you feel miles away from the noise. It’s main drawback would be some buildings behind the Sheraton that are quite tall but you hardly notice them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Pattaya Resort is located on a cliff headland, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, with just less than 2 hours drive from Bangkok. The resort enjoys a beachfront location with unsurpassed views to Koh Larn (Coral Island) and beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Pattaya Hotel Pattaya
- Pattaya Sheraton
- Sheraton Pattaya Resort