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drwb

I'm planning my first visit to Pattaya this August and I noticed hotels on booking.com generally offer options with or without 'continental breakfasts' included. This seems to be the only distinguishing feature between the two options yet having breakfast included is an extra $90 for 14 days while the other option explicitly states that the breakfast can be purchased singly for approx. $3-$4? Am I missing something here? Why would I want to pay an overpriced fixed fee of $90 instead of paying 14 x $3 = $42? Or go somewhere else and eat if I discover the breakfast on offer is shit?

did i miss something obvious here? i haven't travelled in a long time.

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Sid Levine

I think you can do without the breakfast.  I tend to sleep too late anyway.

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LeoTex

The few hotels I stay at I haven't notice any difference when booking or an option to opted out of the breakfast for a lower price.

The room price includes breakfast for 2. 

I'm an early riser so do take advance of the hotel breakfast every morning, most of the time with my new best friend of the night.

The main hotel I stay at charges 130 baht for an extra person, so that's about the price the OP used for a comparison.

LeoTex 

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tez4life
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Full English 99 baht at cheap Charlie's don't bother. Plus you don't need breakfast for 2 send her packing before you go eat. In a butterfly man usually but broke the rules last month and had a bird for 10 days feeding and watering her all that time adds significantly to the budget. Brought her back with me from koh chang. Nearly fucked up and fell in lub lol

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Mr. Majestyk

Loads of inexpensive places in Pattaya to get breakfast (under 150 baht), so no real need for it included in a hotel deal, but if they throw it in? Why not? Book for two the norm and breakfast for two thrown in the norm when they offer that. I see that offered in quite a few hotels on Agoda. Also kinda nice to break bread with the young lady in the morning. Doesn't mean I'm marrying her, lol. 

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LongJohnSilver

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. You’re talking $50 or so difference spread over two weeks. hotel breakfast will be boring as fuck over that time so I’d go without and sleep in.

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WhiteThai
3 hours ago, drwb said:

I'm planning my first visit to Pattaya this August and I noticed hotels on booking.com generally offer options with or without 'continental breakfasts' included. This seems to be the only distinguishing feature between the two options yet having breakfast included is an extra $90 for 14 days while the other option explicitly states that the breakfast can be purchased singly for approx. $3-$4? Am I missing something here? Why would I want to pay an overpriced fixed fee of $90 instead of paying 14 x $3 = $42? Or go somewhere else and eat if I discover the breakfast on offer is shit?

did i miss something obvious here? i haven't travelled in a long time.

If your on expense account, and the company was paying for everything, it would be best to have them pay for breakfast upfront as a included room charge. But for the normal tourist on holiday, it makes no sense.

Trying different places for breakfast is good, but if your not British, your choices are limited.

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JAI DEE MAK
On 20/06/2019 at 19:09, drwb said:

I'm planning my first visit to Pattaya this August and I noticed hotels on booking.com generally offer options with or without 'continental breakfasts' included. This seems to be the only distinguishing feature between the two options yet having breakfast included is an extra $90 for 14 days while the other option explicitly states that the breakfast can be purchased singly for approx. $3-$4? Am I missing something here? Why would I want to pay an overpriced fixed fee of $90 instead of paying 14 x $3 = $42? Or go somewhere else and eat if I discover the breakfast on offer is shit?

did i miss something obvious here? i haven't travelled in a long time.

'continental breakfasts.

Are usually small and are not the full cooked breakfast most would like.

There are many eat all you like Breakfast buffets that you can find a wide rang of items for small money.

JDM

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ShaneFalco

On my third trip to Pattaya i made the mistake of getting a room with breakfast included.

I stayed 24 days and got the breakfast once… Coming home from a drinking session. Pretty expensive brekkie.

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wadman
On 20/06/2019 at 20:09, drwb said:

I'm planning my first visit to Pattaya this August and I noticed hotels on booking.com generally offer options with or without 'continental breakfasts' included. This seems to be the only distinguishing feature between the two options yet having breakfast included is an extra $90 for 14 days while the other option explicitly states that the breakfast can be purchased singly for approx. $3-$4? Am I missing something here? Why would I want to pay an overpriced fixed fee of $90 instead of paying 14 x $3 = $42? Or go somewhere else and eat if I discover the breakfast on offer is shit?

did i miss something obvious here? i haven't travelled in a long time.

It's mostly for newbies who don't realize how cheap a breakfast is in pattaya. 90 usd for 14 days is 6.50 usd per day, and that's breakfast for 2. So at 3.25 usd per breakfast per person, some newbie might be thinking, heck, I'll just go ahead and book it. Had a newbie friend of mine do exactly that about half a year ago. 

You can always pay as you go, lots of buffet breakfasts for around 140-160 baht. They are not very good though. Lots of filler like low quality hot dogs, noodles, fried rice. About the only good things are the coffee and egg/omelet station (is there is one). 

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blue1878

I stay at the same hotel every time I stay in Pattaya and breakfast is included in the cost of the room BUT they stop serving breakfast at 10am.  So I always go elsewhere and by going elsewhere I can visit difference places for breakfast,  Variaty is great and a lot of places that do breakfast are not expensive

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AseanConqueror

Pay it with include breakfast option you need to get your breakkie coffee by 9.30am.(usual breakfast in hotel stop at 10am)

Pay without u get your freedom to have breakfast & coffee at 5pm anywhere anytime u like it and enjoy variety in differnce places different type of breakfast style.

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mmaaarrrkkk

A lot of good advice here , some friends buy the breakfast and when asked why ....... they said it was cheap and wanted a sure thing waiting there if they need it. I've only heard of less than 5% ever waking up and actually eating it.

Anyway , chicken noodle soup for brunch is cheap and a great hangover remedy.

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England man

irovers good breakfast served until 6pm only 129 baht.

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Ziplee
On 10/07/2019 at 23:18, mmaaarrrkkk said:

I've only heard of less than 5% ever waking up and actually eating it.

I will include myself in the 5%. Usually one of the first down there eating. Sometimes the TG joined me, up to her. After, go back to room and jump in bed for a few more hours or until TG wakes up and gives me the morning sex.

Pattaya blue sky it's the same if you get it with room or just pay separate. I always pay separate, in case I miss one. Upcoming trip is at LK Metropole and breakfast is included in price. I'll probably be the first one down there. 

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Luv2Phuket

I do not book rooms with breakfast included, BUT I do get free breakfast when I stay at Hilton because of my status with their frequent guest program. 

While I spend like a LDOP, I take advantage of free stuff like a CC!  5555  That meant that I dragged my ass out of bed almost every morning to go get it, then would come back to my room and slide back into bed with the TG who wasn't even aware that I had left!  5555

Plenty of breakfast options abound, and most are very reasonably priced.

For my upcoming trip, I had the option of adding lounge access for 1,500 baht per night at the InterContinental.  Their lounge has a very nice location & views, and it would have included an excellent breakfast, some drinks/snacks during the day and drinks & appetizers at night (that usually fill me up enough to constitute dinner).  I decided 1,500 baht was a little too pricey for me.  The hotel is isolated, so nothing close by and shuttle doesn't run until noon, so I will get by with stuff that I bring in (gonna hit the Loaf early in my trip for some pastries), room service or even paying for their buffet.

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WhiteThai
On 06/08/2019 at 12:14, Luv2Phuket said:

I do not book rooms with breakfast included, BUT I do get free breakfast when I stay at Hilton because of my status with their frequent guest program. 

While I spend like a LDOP, I take advantage of free stuff like a CC!  5555  That meant that I dragged my ass out of bed almost every morning to go get it, then would come back to my room and slide back into bed with the TG who wasn't even aware that I had left!  5555

Plenty of breakfast options abound, and most are very reasonably priced.

For my upcoming trip, I had the option of adding lounge access for 1,500 baht per night.  Very nice location/views, and it would have included an excellent breakfast, some drinks/snacks during the day and drinks & appetizers at night (that usually fill me up enough to constitute dinner).  I decided 1,500 baht was a little too pricey for me.  The hotel is isolated, so nothing close by and shuttle doesn't run until noon, so I will get by with stuff that I bring in (gonna hit the Loaf early in my trip for some pastries), room service or even paying for their buffet.

The Hilton is isolated? Is there more than one Hilton in the Pattaya area? I'm confused!

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Luv2Phuket
5 minutes ago, WhiteThai said:

The Hilton is isolated? Is there more than one Hilton in the Pattaya area? I'm confused!

Sorry - my post left out the important detail that my upcoming trip is at the InterContinental in Phra Tamnak. 

Thanks for the heads up - I fixed it.

It's hard to get MORE Central than the Hilton!  5555

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Kahoy
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I think the best breakfast value is Casa Pascal, 262 for a buffet, all you can eat. They will cook you an omelette or bacon as you watch. They bake their own bread and have about 6 varieties of bread, unlimited coffee, a bain marie of cooked food with 2 soups, salad, desserts, fruit. Only the "juice" sucks.

Another place I like is the little bakery / cafe next door to the Triangle bar on the left.

iRovers has only white bread which is a deal breaker for me.

Sportsman at about 230 is reasonable.

Beefeaters has a mexican buffet for lunch on Mondays at about 300, good food if you like mexican.

The little cafe inside Villa Mart has cheap breakfast from 8am.

Cheap Charlies is junk. Same for Retox on soi Len Kee.

Decent cheap breakfast in Foodland at Royal garden Plaza on beach Rd, 24 hours.

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SoftPorn
12 hours ago, Kahoy said:

Beefeaters has a mexican buffet for lunch on Mondays at about 300, good food if you like mexican.
 

Did they change it? Used to be saturdays & sundays 12-16. Think it is 350b

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Kahoy
2 hours ago, SoftPorn said:

Did they change it? Used to be saturdays & sundays 12-16. Think it is 350b

I've only ever gone there on a Monday, no clue if it's also available on weekends.

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Luv2Phuket

Perhaps there was a change? 

Beefeaters website says that the Mexican Buffet is available on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

http://www.beefeaterpattaya.com/our-menu/

I note that it also says they do not open until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Maybe they changed for low season?

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JustL
23 hours ago, Kahoy said:

I think the best breakfast value is Casa Pascal, 262 for a buffet, all you can eat. They will cook you an omelette or bacon as you watch. They bake their own bread and have about 6 varieties of bread, unlimited coffee, a bain marie of cooked food with 2 soups, salad, desserts, fruit.

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SLEUTH

Best budget breakfast on my recent trip was Cheap Charlies next to Sutus Court on Soi Bukao, can't remember price but arounf 100 baht.

 

Highly recommended...great bacon for a change

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Joe Starlin

I always book room only. If I am hungry in the morning I just buy breakfast somewhere... so many places to chose from. Keep your options open and explore. Some days you may not rise from slumber until midday and the hotel breakfast will have long since been packed away.

During your visit, if you had the hotel breakfast booked and paid for... well, you would feel obliged to partake of it. The same breakfast each day would become boring and also I reckon that you could pile on the weight if the breakfast is large and as much as you can eat etc,

The weather could play a part also.  If it is stinking hot... you may not feel like eating much anyway.

 

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