First time staying at LK The Empress. Have previously stayed at lower budget hotels but wanted a change this time around. Location is amazing. Right on Beach Road and Soi 12. 3 minute walk to Second Road/Soi LK. About a 6 minute baht-bus ride to walking street.
Checkin was smooth - and staff were courteous (don't expect a red carpet welcome). Mandatory deposit of 1000 baht required which you will sign for and receive back when you check out.
I had the pool view room which overlooked the pool, and included a view of Beach Road. Extremely large room, spacious and bright room. All room controls are via a pod near the bed (great idea) from lights, to AC to do not disturb. Cable TV service was great, even with some shows from Canada and India. Plenty of options.
I have read reviews complaining about the hot water not being constant - and yes there were certain times this was the case but within a minute or two it came back - not a deal breaker. With the heat in Thailand a cold shower was sometimes better. Washroom amenities were plentiful in terms of razors, cotton buds, shower caps, tooth brushes, soaps etc.
I opted for the free Breakfast which was great, yet stayed away from the open/uncovered items for safety reasons (as I would do anywhere not just this hotel). Breakfast was decent, fresh egg station and lattes were satisfying on a daily basis. As others have noted, the seating is outdoors with a few shaded spots.
Overall would recommend and stay again.
Traveller from Toronto, Canada
Located in Pattaya Beach Road, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Garden Plaza, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and …More
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