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What’s up fellas? Heading to Pattaya this Thursday (5/13) for my “30 years of Mongering — The Return Tour”. Broke my cherry on a Navy West-PAC back in 1984.

Taking some time to retrace my steps from back in the day. I have kept up the hobby, but mostly in the Western hemisphere. So, I’m not new to the game, just not recent to the ballpark.

 

I’m looking for accommodation advice. I want to mix two of my favorite things — mongering & resort vacationing. The mongering needs no explanation, resort vacationing to me is along the lines of this http://bit.ly/1iKiSJm. Think… a girl friendly Cliff hotel (pictured in link), built right smack dab between Soi 9 and 11.

That does not exist. But I hope you can help me find the next closest thing.

 

Here is a list of my considerations:

(Wongamat Beach / Naklue Areas)

-          Amari Ocean (Towers) Pattaya ****

-          Woodlands hotel & Resort

-          Dusit Than Pattaya

-          Amari Gardens ***

 (Central Pattaya)

-          Wave hotel ****

-          The Bayview ****

-          Centra Nova hotel & Spa ****

-          Hilton Pattaya ****

(Only “For Sure” Monger Friendlies on the list)

-          Areca Lounge *** (Good pool, Monger Friendly, but a stretch)

-          LK The Empress*** (Tacky 18th Century Rooms, but Monger Friendly. My lowest End)

 (South Pattaya)

-          Siam Bayshore Resort *****

(Phra Tamnak Hill)

-          Royal Cliff hotel (Total Resort - Bad Ass pool – my style) *****

 

You don't need to have all the info on each. If you know any of the following, weigh in....

 

Which are girl-friendly?

What are the per night rates for the non-friendlies?

Which do I need to consider time & transpiration in my decision?

If you have stayed there, what do you think?

 

Long winded I know, but thanks for helping out the OldSaltyDawg!!!

 

If you are looking for a wing, I'll be there 5/15 - 5/25/14. Holla!

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Out of my price range, but my choice for 4-5* would be the Marriott Resort. Great location and GF

 

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxmc-pattaya-marriott-resort-and-spa/

 

I was a little curious as to why the Marriott wasn't on the OP's list.  It is probably my favorite hotel in Pattaya -- perfect location in my opinion, has a VERY "resort" feel and is a nice 4 to 5 star hotel.

 

Here are a few photos of the lobby, grounds and pool area:

 

Marriott lobby.jpg

 

Marriott pool 1.JPG

 

Marriott pool 2.JPG

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Siam Bayshore is not really interested in you bringing friends into the hotel, or that's how I interpret their 1.200Baht joiner fee, and no, it's not a typo, it's one thousand two hundred baht.

 

Perhaps it's logic seeing the quality of the joiners that others actually brought there, holy something batman, stunners, the lot of them (not the mongers, but the joiners :-)), but for the price of "regular" girls, who in their right mind would pay more to bring the girl home, than the reason one brings her there!

 

Enjoy your return tour.

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Can recommend the Marriott, obvious choice for 5* in Pattaya. Only place that fill the criteria as far as I know.

I have stayed there many times, always GF - you can even bring as many as you like. Impeccable service.

Fairly expensive and the pool bar is also expensive by thai standards.

If you are used to top-notch resorts, it is somewhat dated, could have done with a renovation in the pool area, but compared to other guest friendly hotels in Pattaya it is in league of its own. If someone knows any better, I'd be real interested to know.

The thing I like best about the Marriott is the "oasis" feeling of it, as soon as you enter the small "secret" entrance from beach road, you are almost in a different world, with fresh air, the hustle and bustle of the street seems a mile away.

 

The Amari Ocean is a very nice resort, though a little far from the WS action at soi1. Sadly it is not GF. If you book a double room, they will let you first guest in for free, registering her as the second guest in the room. But if you bring another, there is a 1500 baht "change fee".

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Dusit D2 on second road offre great quality and no joiner, Intimate, formerly Tim Boutique is another good choice

 

The D2 is a real stylish boutique hotel, has really cool rooms, a trendy restaurant and cool people working there, but the dealbreaker for me is that the pool is small and the building blocks the sun from mid-day. Isn't the resort you are looking for, think of it as a boutique hotel.

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Forgot to say that the Areca Lodge is not up to the standard you are referring to: 3* is an OK description

The LK hotels are nice, I've stayed in the Renaissance. Certainly guest friendly.

Problem with them is that the pools are rooftop. They look big in pictures but in reality are small and quite dull.

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Siam Bayshore is not really interested in you bringing friends into the hotel, or that's how I interpret their 1.200Baht joiner fee, and no, it's not a typo, it's one thousand two hundred baht.

 

 

Thanks for the info Panderson. I will pass on Siam Bayshore The joiner fee makes it our of my price range.

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Can recommend the Marriott, obvious choice for 5* in Pattaya. Only place that fill the criteria as far as I know.

I have stayed there many times, always GF - you can even bring as many as you like. Impeccable service.

Fairly expensive and the pool bar is also expensive by thai standards.

If you are used to top-notch resorts, it is somewhat dated, could have done with a renovation in the pool area, but compared to other guest friendly hotels in Pattaya it is in league of its own. If someone knows any better, I'd be real interested to know.

The thing I like best about the Marriott is the "oasis" feeling of it, as soon as you enter the small "secret" entrance from beach road, you are almost in a different world, with fresh air, the hustle and bustle of the street seems a mile away.

 

The Amari Ocean is a very nice resort, though a little far from the WS action at soi1. Sadly it is not GF. If you book a double room, they will let you first guest in for free, registering her as the second guest in the room. But if you bring another, there is a 1500 baht "change fee".

 

Thanks Multiscan. You came through like a champ! Worth me buying you a couple beers if you're around Pattaya in the next couple of weeks. Had to drop Amari Ocean from the list, joiner fee priced me out. But on the other hand — Pattaya Marriott is PERFECT for what I was looking for. I did not have it on my list because I thought I had read on the forum it was NOT girl friendly. But you say you speak from experience that it is. So unless someone know different, Marriott here I come (and I could say the same thing to about 15 or so Thai girls). 

 

Another inquiry. I am going to stay the weekend in Bangkok before heading to Pattaya. (I was going to stay a week in each, now 2 days in Bangkok 11 days in Pattaya - good plan?) I was considering staying at the Grand Sukhumvit hotel near/in the Nana District. Sound good? Other suggestions?

 

Cheers!

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Cheers. I'd love to take you up on the beer, but I won't be around until July.

 

As for BKK, the Grande Sukhumvit is fairly nice, OK rooms and decent pool area, close to Nana.

 

But you can't beat JW Marriott Bangkok, on Sukhumvit, and literally on the coner of Nana Plaza. 

Again very nice, very friendly (will even allow several guests in the room)

 

Boils down to a budget question, as the Grande Sukhumvit is good value while JW is fairly expensive, but if it's for two days I would be in no doubt:)

 

Good luck

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Stopped at marriott around 4 weeks ago & have to say while it is dated it is still perfect for its location & oasis feel, staff are great & all very friendly

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Same for JW in BKK. Much nicer than Marriott in Pattaya, equally great staff and location. Have stayed there often, as recently as this January.

 

 

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Value for Money can I suggest Page 10 Hotel on Soi 10.

 

It is 4 stars and that staff their are really lovely. It is not the biggest hotel so you build a good friendly relationship with all the staff there. The rooms have a modern look to them. It is located in a great place to in central Pattaya. Check it out. You will not be disappointed. It is GF too.

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What’s up fellas? Heading to Pattaya this Thursday (5/13) for my “30 years of Mongering — The Return Tour”. Broke my cherry on a Navy West-PAC back in 1984.

Taking some time to retrace my steps from back in the day. I have kept up the hobby, but mostly in the Western hemisphere. So, I’m not new to the game, just not recent to the ballpark.

 

I’m looking for accommodation advice. I want to mix two of my favorite things — mongering & resort vacationing. The mongering needs no explanation, resort vacationing to me is along the lines of this http://bit.ly/1iKiSJm. Think… a girl friendly Cliff Hotel (pictured in link), built right smack dab between Soi 9 and 11.

That does not exist. But I hope you can help me find the next closest thing.

 

Here is a list of my considerations:

(Wongamat Beach / Naklue Areas)

-          Amari Ocean (Towers) Pattaya ****

-          Woodlands Hotel & Resort

-          Dusit Than Pattaya

-          Amari Gardens ***

 (Central Pattaya)

-          Wave Hotel ****

-          The Bayview ****

-          Centra Nova Hotel & Spa ****

-          Hilton Pattaya ****

(Only “For Sure” Monger Friendlies on the list)

-          Areca Lounge *** (Good pool, Monger Friendly, but a stretch)

-          LK The Empress*** (Tacky 18th Century Rooms, but Monger Friendly. My lowest End)

 (South Pattaya)

-          Siam Bayshore Resort *****

(Phra Tamnak Hill)

-          Royal Cliff Hotel (Total Resort - Bad Ass pool – my style) *****

 

You don't need to have all the info on each. If you know any of the following, weigh in....

 

Which are girl-friendly?

What are the per night rates for the non-friendlies?

Which do I need to consider time & transpiration in my decision?

If you have stayed there, what do you think?

 

Long winded I know, but thanks for helping out the OldSaltyDawg!!!

 

If you are looking for a wing, I'll be there 5/15 - 5/25/14. Holla!

 

Go for Marriot. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxmc-pattaya-marriott-resort-and-spa/

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Siam Bayshore is not really interested in you bringing friends into the hotel, or that's how I interpret their 1.200Baht joiner fee, and no, it's not a typo, it's one thousand two hundred baht.

 

Perhaps it's logic seeing the quality of the joiners that others actually brought there, holy something batman, stunners, the lot of them (not the mongers, but the joiners :-)), but for the price of "regular" girls, who in their right mind would pay more to bring the girl home, than the reason one brings her there!

 

Enjoy your return tour.

 

Can you confirm theres joiner fees? I have booked for 2x occupancy and the hotel emailed saying that if i bring one guest I will not be charged... 

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Some relatively BIG news (at least from my perspective):

 

I just checked out of the Hilton after 7 nights.  First one was spent sleeping to make up for NOT doing so in Macau and Hong Kong; second night, I did an uneventful ST in a ST room on Walking Street.

 

The last 5 nights, I took a girl back to "loom" pretty late at night for STs -- each time they collected her I.D. at the fornt desk, then gave it back on the 1st floor when she was leaving.

 

Upon checkout, I expected to see joinder fees in the 5000 baht range, but -- to my surprise -- there were NONE.  They gouged the shit outta me for a bottled water, but they didn't charge me a dime for my nightly companion.

 

Possible explanations:

 - they only charge for overnight (i.e., LT) guests (seems a little odd, but possible)

 - I got a pass because I have Gold status with Hilton (highly unlikely)

 - I got a pass because my room was booked for 2 people (that didn't work for others)

 - they have relaxed their joinder fee policy either going forward or during the current tight period (to me, this is the most logical explanation)

 

FANTASTIC hotel -- I plan to do a "travel and food porn" TR shortly (a bunch of airplane, hotel room and food photos).

 

I definitely hope to stay there again, but hopefully next time I will enjoy the facilities more and take fewer (LONG!) afternoon naps!

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Some relatively BIG news (at least from my perspective):

 

I just checked out of the Hilton after 7 nights.  First one was spent sleeping to make up for NOT doing so in Macau and Hong Kong; second night, I did an uneventful ST in a ST room on Walking Street.

 

The last 5 nights, I took a girl back to "loom" pretty late at night for STs -- each time they collected her I.D. at the fornt desk, then gave it back on the 1st floor when she was leaving.

 

Upon checkout, I expected to see joinder fees in the 5000 baht range, but -- to my surprise -- there were NONE.  They gouged the shit outta me for a bottled water, but they didn't charge me a dime for my nightly companion.

 

Possible explanations:

 - they only charge for overnight (i.e., LT) guests (seems a little odd, but possible)

 - I got a pass because I have Gold status with Hilton (highly unlikely)

 - I got a pass because my room was booked for 2 people (that didn't work for others)

 - they have relaxed their joinder fee policy either going forward or during the current tight period (to me, this is the most logical explanation)

 

FANTASTIC hotel -- I plan to do a "travel and food porn" TR shortly (a bunch of airplane, hotel room and food photos).

 

I definitely hope to stay there again, but hopefully next time I will enjoy the facilities more and take fewer (LONG!) afternoon naps!

 

It has been reported for some time now that The Hilton has no joiner fees. The confusion arises becasue, like many hotels, they follow company policy and in emails they say they DO. It seems that Hilton (worldwide) policy is to charge but the management in Pattaya are switched on enough to know that they have to be realistic. This is especially so in lean times when they are competing with hotels with no joiner fees.

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It has been reported for some time now that The Hilton has no joiner fees. The confusion arises becasue, like many hotels, they follow company policy and in emails they say they DO. It seems that Hilton (worldwide) policy is to charge but the management in Pattaya are switched on enough to know that they have to be realistic. This is especially so in lean times when they are competing with hotels with no joiner fees.

 

That's great -- I had read so much about them charging joinder fees (including ways to sneak up before 11 p.m.) that I expected to be hit with a 5000 baht tab at check-out!

 

Good move by them, in my humble opinion!

 

Now I just need to rack up a LOT more Hilton points so I can snag more nights there on my next trip....ditto with Starwood (for Sheraton)....and Marriott....and Holiday Inn!  55555555

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  • 3 weeks later...

Marriott and Dusit D2 are both great hotels and have super promotions going on at the moment for bookings in august.

Marriott is around thb 2000 per night incl tax

Dusit D2 is around thb 2100 per night incl tax

 

I just booked at Dusit D2 as i prefer the modern and relatively newer rooms there. Marriott rooms are a bit too dated for me.

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Marriott and Dusit D2 are both great hotels and have super promotions going on at the moment for bookings in august.

Marriott is around thb 2000 per night incl tax

Dusit D2 is around thb 2100 per night incl tax

 

I just booked at Dusit D2 as i prefer the modern and relatively newer rooms there. Marriott rooms are a bit too dated for me.

 

Is this on their regular websites? I couldn't find it.

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Marriott was on Virgin holidays website.

Dusit Baraquda was on ebookers websites with 18% discount for booking using their mobile app

 

Both deals were valid till Sunday for sure as i booked on sunday night

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