Pattaya, Thailand

Accommodation

 
 

Pattaya has an extensive selection of inexpensive mid-range accommodation and a good variety of more upmarket options. Standard rooms (double bed, air-con, cable TV, refrigerator and hot shower) start from 400 baht a night. Soi Buakhao has many cheap guest houses and is popular with long-stay visitors. Other budget places are along Soi LK Metro and Soi Honey Inn. Very few budget stays appear on hotel booking sites and generally no need to book in advance.

 
 
 
 
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Like all resort destinations in Thailand, hotel pricing is highly seasonal. High season dates vary from hotel to hotel but typically prices go up considerably during the Christmas-New Year period and in addition guests may be required to pay for compulsory "gala dinners" which can substantially increase the cost of the room. Some hotels charge stays in March at "high season" prices - presumably because of the long Easter holiday break in Europe. The low season and subsequently lower prices are between February and October or November.

Hilton by HiltonPattaya

While some hotels in Pattaya do not allow prostitutes to accompany guests to their rooms, the majority of hotels are used to it - some "upmarket" hotels may charge a "joiner fee" for unregistered visitors as discouragement. In most hotels, security staff will keep hold of the visitors' identity cards until they leave, to protect the client from possible theft or assault and to deter prostitutes from entering.

Royal Palace Pattaya by calflier001

Visitors who want to sleep soundly should invest in earplugs, especially at the budget priced hotels where the walls are often thin. Be aware that many hotels in Pattaya allow smoking in all their rooms and nearly universal in the budget range. With the exception of the large international chains, those hotels that have dedicated non-smoking rooms will typically only have a few of them. If you are intolerant of tobacco smoke, inquire directly with the hotels about the availability of non-smoking rooms.

 
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