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Hello.

I'm planning for a trip in August and have decided to be in Pattaya either for seven or 10 days. My budget is low - THB1500/night.

I have always liked to stay at around Beach Road or Second Road, but willing to try out Jomtien Beach if I can get a good place with a good sea view at a good rate.

Previously, I have stayed at August Suites, March hotel, Sea Me Spring Too hotels and Secrets guesthouse, but my favourite has always been August Suites, which is within my price point. The only drawback for August Suites, IMO, is the lack of sea view. Everything else is fantastic - service, location, room size, cleanliness, and a happening pool.

I have also been curious about condos - especially VT6 and VT2A in Jomtien. Dancewatchers have been mentioned a lot on PA and I have been to their site. Their THB1500 deluxe cleaning package that comes with 5 days of cleaning and towel changes seems a good deal. The good units for VT6 with sea view are all out of my price range, though. If my business picks up, I am planning an even longer stay in Pattaya - a month or longer - and the condos seem like value for money. Is this true?

 

So my questions are:

1. For THB1500/night, what would you recommend for a place (hotel or condo) with sea view? Jomtien or other places further from Beach Road can be considered if I can wake up, walk to the balcony and have a nice morning view of the beach.

2. Is it worth paying the extra for cleaning services at a condo or should I stick to hotels?

3. For much longer stays, are condos a better bet, price-and-convenience wise?

4. Are the VT6 units on the 10th floor good, or should I stick to hotels?

5. With condos, especially Dancewatchers, do I pay before I go or can I look at the units before paying with my credit card?

Thanks for any info you can share. I know it's a long time from now, but I would like to plan early and then work like hell to save up, knowing everything is already arranged.

 

 

 

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April Suites seems to be extremely popular and a good location.

Jomtien is more relaxed but is a PIA if you are spending most of your time in downtown Pattaya

Residence Garden is a good choice if you want to be between both, 1500 a night for large 1br apartment and 2 pools.

the large View Talay Condos have all the charm of a soviet era hospital.  View Talay 6 is probably the best one to stay as it is in the centre of all.

Whithouse Condotel is a great alternative also.  Ive not stayed but good reviews.

 

 

 

 

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Top Floor apartments at Res Garden have sea views n sea breezes.... 

 

VT 6 room 26-1004 (Dancewatechers) has spectacular views and a gigantic bed.....yes I did get a few on that....

 

 

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9 minutes ago, LRanger said:

April Suites seems to be extremely popular and a good location.

Jomtien is more relaxed but is a PIA if you are spending most of your time in downtown Pattaya

Residence Garden is a good choice if you want to be between both, 1500 a night for large 1br apartment and 2 pools.

the large View Talay Condos have all the charm of a soviet era hospital.  View Talay 6 is probably the best one to stay as it is in the centre of all.

Whithouse Condotel is a great alternative also.  Ive not stayed but good reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

5 minutes ago, LRanger said:

Top Floor apartments at Res Garden have sea views n sea breezes.... 

 

VT 6 room 26-1004 (Dancewatechers) has spectacular views and a gigantic bed.....yes I did get a few on that....

 

 

Thanks for the recommendations, LRanger!

I'm checking them out.

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Windy Inn on Walking Street is the only property in Central Pattaya with direct access to the beach.

There also have their pool and bar(with food) beachside, as well as a cocktail bar.

Of course you will having daily cleaning.

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/sea-view-suite/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/mini-beachfront-seaview-suite/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/beachfront-deluxe-seaview-room/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/beach-front-sea-view-room-suite/ This one only within your budget for ten nights. Though of course you can negotiate.

 

 

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9 hours ago, GreyMan said:

Windy Inn on Walking Street is the only property in Central Pattaya with direct access to the beach.

There also have their pool and bar(with food) beachside, as well as a cocktail bar.

Of course you will having daily cleaning.

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/sea-view-suite/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/mini-beachfront-seaview-suite/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/beachfront-deluxe-seaview-room/

http://windyinn-pattaya.com/room/beach-front-sea-view-room-suite/ This one only within your budget for ten nights. Though of course you can negotiate.

 

 

 

8 hours ago, GreyMan said:

If you prefer highrise, take a look at Markland; https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/11727244

 

There'll be other choices there. They've developed the outside facilities, so now there is a mini TOPS at your disposal, alongside the newer food options.

Thanks, dude! These are great recommendations!

I'll check them out!

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9 hours ago, GreyMan said:

If you prefer highrise, take a look at Markland; https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/11727244

 

There'll be other choices there. They've developed the outside facilities, so now there is a mini TOPS at your disposal, alongside the newer food options.

Just wondering - The Markland Condo and the Markland Beach hotel are two different things, yes?

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2 hours ago, Mockingbird said:

Just wondering - The Markland Condo and the Markland Beach Hotel are two different things, yes?

 

MarkLand Boutique hotel :) Same. 

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Thanks, Greyman!

 

THere is info from TraipAdvisor that says this:

 

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This hotel is at very good location in Pattaya beach road, as all boats for coral island or Koh larn leaves just from the front of the hotel, all rooms are sea view rooms, Best room category is a Grand suite good for two people, as it is a two bed room suite, if you want to share the beds or couples, it can easily accommodate for 4,This one building have three hotels inside all by Markland name- 1. Markland Boutique, 2, Markland beach view, and Markland condominium all are good, but top floors with Markland condminium, Middle is with Markland beach view and Lower floors with Markland boutique., Old styled spacious rooms, the most spacious rooms in all hotels in Pattaya i have traveled till time,

Room Tip: Try to get rooms on the right hand side of the hotel , if you face the hotel it should be on your ri...

 

So basically Markland Condo is all the higher floors, yes? Beach View in the middle and Boutique at the bottom. And cheaper too, compared to Markland Boutique on Agoda and other sites.

Thanks! I might consider this one.

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Windy Inn has a pool opposite but beach ... well hmm its there but its not the kind of beach that you would call a beach.

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7 hours ago, LRanger said:

Windy Inn has a pool opposite but beach ... well hmm its there but its not the kind of beach that you would call a beach.

How so?

The Google map streetview seems okay. Is it really bad?

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You don't really want to be staying down there.

 

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28 minutes ago, davidge said:

You don't really want to be staying down there.

 

Yes, I gathered it doesn't have a very good rep from all the negative reviews I've found.

I'm being fickle as fuck, but after seeing some nice units on AirBnB, I think I might just try VT 5 or VT 7. Worst that could happen is I would hate it, swear off condos and stay on Pattaya Klang forever. I mean, for all my holidays.

Right now, I'm building a list of available units (well) within my price range.

So if VT 5 vs VT 7, they're just a stone's throw away. Seems like 100m or so. Is there a big difference?

 

Thanks, David. Your info has been great!

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VT7 best location. One minute to baht bus. Two minutes to Beach. Five minutes to choice of restaurants and 7-11 etc.

VT5C one minute to Beach but 10/15 minutes to baht bus, choice of restaurants. 15/20 to shops.

VT5C generally cheaper than VT7.

Elevators better in VT7. Pool better in VT7. Laundry cheaper in VT5C. Cleaning same in both (unless you use Dancewatchers).

Condos same in both.

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More generally, I'm a fan of condos and a fan of Jomtien BUT for 7-10 days you're probably better off staying in a hotel unless you really want to just try out a condo.

Given most hotels in Jomtien, probably means hotel in Central Pattaya - though at least one BM is a fan of Silver Sand Villa.

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3 minutes ago, davidge said:

VT7 best location. One minute to baht bus. Two minutes to Beach. Five minutes to choice of restaurants and 7-11 etc.

VT5C one minute to Beach but 10/15 minutes to baht bus, choice of restaurants. 15/20 to shops.

VT5C generally cheaper than VT7.

Elevators better in VT7. Pool better in VT7. Laundry cheaper in VT5C. Cleaning same in both (unless you use Dancewatchers).

Condos same in both.

Hmmm.

Yes, VT5C generally cheaper than VT 7, but I found some units on AirBnB that are cheaper than some in VT5C.

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2 minutes ago, Mockingbird said:

Hmmm.

Yes, VT5C generally cheaper than VT 7, but I found some units on AirBnB that are cheaper than some in VT5C.

It can vary. I've seen condos in VT7 for 25k a month and others for 75k :Blur:

I don't use AirBnB. Always seems to favour owners not renters.

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More generally, I'm a fan of condos and a fan of Jomtien BUT for 7-10 days you're probably better off staying in a hotel unless you really want to just try out a condo.

Given most hotels in Jomtien, probably means hotel in Central Pattaya. 

Yes. That's what I thought yesterday. I'll make a decision by end of the month. Should I go for my normal hotel in Pattaya Klang, I will go and really look at VT 5C and VT 7, possibly bug a few owners to show me their accommodations for my research.

Eventually, it has to be condos because I plan to stay for 1-3 months, perhaps in 2018 or 2019.

 

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3 minutes ago, davidge said:

It can vary. I've seen condos in VT7 for 25k a month and others for 75k :Blur:

Found one VT 7 unit at THB822/night. 19th floor, sea view, on Air BnB. It's THB20,800/month

 

Quick question, these security deposits, do they apply for shorter-term stays as well?

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2 minutes ago, Mockingbird said:

Found one VT 7 unit at THB822/night. 19th floor, sea view, on Air BnB. It's THB20,800/month

 

Quick question, these security deposits, do they apply for shorter-term stays as well?

Depends who you rent from. I would say yes, just depends how much.

Shortest I've stayed is 2 weeks. Always paid security deposit. On a monthly stay it can then be used to cover cost of electricity & water. 

 

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2 minutes ago, davidge said:

Depends who you rent from. I would say yes, just depends how much.

Shortest I've stayed is 2 weeks. Always paid security deposit. On a monthly stay it can then be used to cover cost of electricity & water. 

 

Cool! I don't mind paying a security deposit, but not at several thousand baht. It would be difficult for me to unload the fun coupons after receiving them on the last day. I mean - which go go would be open at 11am?

Cheers, mate. Going to bed soon.

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Always keep baht for my next trip. 

Enough for taxi & first night and to cover condo cost for next trip as need to pay in cash on arrival.

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59 minutes ago, Mockingbird said:

Found one VT 7 unit at THB822/night. 19th floor, sea view, on Air BnB. It's THB20,800/month

 

Quick question, these security deposits, do they apply for shorter-term stays as well?

Some odd advice being given here. Your security deposit should simply be blocked on your payment card by AirBnB.

There should be no need to hand any cash over other than to settle your electricity/water bill on leaving.

As to whether one should stay on Walking Street. That's a matter of taste. Certainly the water is not swim-But able, but I wouldn't swim anywhere in Central Pattaya. But on the other hand, it's not just seaview, but beachfront.

The place is not on a Baht bus route from the evening onwards. 

Once you are in town, you can give the place a visit anyway. See for yourself.

Personally I prefer an apartment, as I like full facilities; Kitchen, washing machine, gym, pool....

VT buildings have no gym, so not attractive to me. Also I prefer a separate bedroom.

A friend stays at VT5 with his girlfriend. Pleasant enough and Dongtan Beach is quite pleasant, though of course, frequented by men who like men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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