Before moving to the posh condominium The Base, I also lived in a rather modest hotel, which is located almost on the first line of the central beach of Pattaya. The hotel is not new, with its own nuances, but for the price that they ask it is stupid to count on something more. For me, the Mike Beach Resort is the same value for money, and it can and should be considered by budget travelers who are going to stay in the center of Pattaya..
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Price and booking
At Mike Beach Resort, I paid 1300 baht for a Standart (breakfast included). There is also Superior a little more expensive, but from the pictures I did not understand at all how it differs, maybe the view from the window is better. Please note, I lived during the peak season, at the end of December. In summer, it drops to around 900 baht for the same number.
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Here is a direct link to the hotel Mike Beach Resort .
The hotel is 2 stars and has a rating of 8.2. I agree with both the stars and the ratings! Simple and inexpensive. The price for the center of Pattaya for almost the first line and two stars is quite adequate.
Now about the nuances. The furniture is already tired in the room, and the appearance in the bathroom is also not luxurious. In general, it is clear that the renovation was a long time ago. But the most important thing is that it is clean, so «fatigue» does not bother. The whole question is what will happen next, until the next couple of years you can stop, but if they don't make at least cosmetics further, then the rating will fall.
The room is of normal size, spacious. There is everything you need: TV, kettle, refrigerator, air conditioner. Give a couple of free bottles of water every day, cleaning every day too. My balcony overlooked the jay where the hotel is. There is movement, but not very active, the noise did not bother me. From the balcony you can see the sea, but the view is side. As far as I understand, there is, in principle, no direct sea view in the rooms, since there are no balconies on the side where the sea is.
I could be wrong, but the floor seems to be air-conditioned, so it's nice to enter the building and walk along the corridors, it's not stuffy. Also, due to this, the air temperature does not increase in the rooms, that is, I came to the room in the evening and it was relatively cool, although I did not leave the air conditioner on. In the season when there is no hellish heat, you can generally live without kondeya. By the way, there is no card for turning on the electricity, so when you leave, all the sockets work, you can safely store something in the refrigerator or leave phones and other gadgets charging.
Wifi is live, the speed was normal in both directions. Not great, but it worked steadily on my arrival.
Territory and breakfast
The hotel is a single building without a territory. You know, this is such a hotel from a series of large multi-storey hotels, which does not stand out from the rest. I even have a suspicion that packers are coming here. But I would not say that it somehow affects. The only moment is the Chinese, but I don't know if they came on a tour or on their own. So, when the Chinese live behind the wall, it will not seem a little. Although, again, I did not encounter noise (at least at night). In general, if you prefer small family hotels or cozy guesthouses, then you shouldn't go here..
The reception at the hotel is round the clock, it was convenient for me, I arrived late in the evening. On the second floor of the hotel there is a swimming pool (ordinary and a paddling pool), for some reason not very popular.
Breakfast may or may not be included in the room rate. It takes place on the ground floor in a ventilated lobby, and the reception is also nearby. The range is not rich. Coffee, tea, chemical juices. Toast with butter and jam, muesli with milk. Scrambled eggs and scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fries, some hard-boiled eggs. Rice noodles with egg, stewed vegetables, vegetables with chicken, beans in tomato sauce, boiled rice. Fruit (pineapple and watermelon) and a set of vegetables for the salad. Of the minuses, I note that the coffee is barely warm all the time, although it is heated, and there was nothing with fish.
But in general, such a breakfast costs about 150-250 baht, so given the price of a room with breakfast included, I understand that it's a sin to complain.
Map and location
The location of the hotel, in my opinion, is good. But this is a very controversial issue, and it all depends on why you are going to Pattaya. The fact is, the central beach is not very swimable, it is dirty there. And it is also the very center of Pattaya, with road traffic and a bunch of people. Now, if you need to be in the center of the whole movement, if you want to live close to Walking Street, if you need bars and restaurants, if you are ready to go swimming to Koh Lan, then the location is excellent and most importantly the hotel is inexpensive. After all, the neighboring Hilton’Not everyone can afford it.
If, on the contrary, you are looking for a quiet place, then you should not book a hotel on the central beach at all. Better consider Cozy Beach (inexpensive 4 star hotel, where I lived) or neighboring Pratumnak. Alternatively, live in Jomtien or in the north of Pattaya in the Naklua area.
Near the hotel there are a lot of cafes, small shops and massage shops, there are 7-eleven minimart and a food court on the second beach road (and a supermarket in the same place), 10 minutes away from an inexpensive seafood restaurant. To the central beach and the promenade to go no more than 5 minutes on foot. Walking Street and the pier to Koh Lan island take 5-10 minutes by songteo and it costs 20 baht per person.
Hotel Mike Beach Resort
Hotel Mike Beach Resort
A good budget hotel in the center of Pattaya. Value for money, almost first line, pool. Lived in it and wrote a review.
A good budget hotel in the center of Pattaya. Value for money, almost first line, pool. Lived in it and wrote a review. More details.