Loved every bit of it. Great property - very close to all the other spots in Pattaya- great staff - great restaurant Nd bar and the best of it all - THE BEST POOL. It's a must try for everyone visiting Pattaya. If not for anything else go there for a pitcher of Mojito 😀
Traveller from Z
Overlooking the eastern shores of the Gulf of Thailand, the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is located in the heart of the city, only …More
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.
The check in process was quick, the balcony faced the ocean, pool is huge and awesome, gym a little small but works, breakfast was a very good spread, staff helpful at all times, this is my 5th stay at this hotel and can't see myself staying anywhere else
Traveller from mumbai
Opening in the third quarter of 2009, The Holiday Inn Pattaya is ideally located along the bustling beach on Pattaya 1 Road …More
Arrived to the hotel checked in went easy however one of two rooms were not ready when arrived, staff and everyone around was very friendly.
Overall , our stay was good, friendly staff, great location and tons of areas to check out around the hotel.
The hotel probably has the best location in the entire city. Despite between right between Beach Rd and Second, it is very quiet. The staff were wonderful, the breakfast buffet very extensive and tasty and the overall cleanliness top notch. The only think we didn't like are the small bathrooms and how they were designed. The wall are glass so there is little privacy while in the bathroom. Yes, they have vinyl shades you can pull down which provide some privacy but even then you can still more or less see everything that is going on in the room.
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