Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel

, Pattaya, Thailand
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Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel

5 star

Rooms: 438

240 Pattaya Beach Road - Pattaya - 20150 - Thailand | 3842 5611
382 Traveller

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10/10
Best Hotel Ever
Submitted by: Anne in 09/07/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
This was the second time to this hotel as it is just perfect. Near to hustle and bustle if you want it but far enough away to be peaceful. The service is second to none. The facilities and restaurants are all excellent. The Saturday night buffet is amazing. We are returning next year ...can't wait.......
8/10
Awesome Hotel
Submitted by: Mike Johnston in 11/11/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Brilliant Hotel. Brilliant Staff. Both pools are so relaxing. A must stay in hotel if you go as a couple. (October best time for Cheap rates). Only downside, 1000BHT per night for an "extra guest".
9/10
Excellent
Submitted by: Adrian Torr in 27/09/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Sun Seeker
Very clean hotel. Fantastic helpful staff. Great location with own private beach. Excellent food, swimming pool and rooms. Was in the process of improvements to the gardens and one of the outdoor pools which will make it even better.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel

Rooms need updating

from Shaboom
Stayed here for 8 days at the beginning of July. I had a twin room on the 5th floor with views over the bay.

Having stayed at other Dusits in Hua Hin, Manilla and Bangkok I was dissappointed with the rooms at this hotel. This hotel is not in the same class as other hotels in this group - I would describe it as a 3 star in a good location and with very good friendly service.

The communal areas are ok although the decor was a little dated. The furniture and decor in the buffet restuarant where breakfast and dinner is served is rather grubby. The renovated chinese restaurant on the 8th floor is great - both for food, ambience and decor, it makes the rest of the hotel look shabby.

My room definitely needed updating, particularly the bathroom. The carpet was so grubby that I strategically positioned slippers about the room so that at no stage did I need to walk on the carpet with bare feet. The furniture in the room which was once shabby chic is not quite frankly just shabby.

On the positive side the views were excellent, bedroom and bathroom linens were fresh every day (twice per day if you wanted), fresh fruit daily in your room and the hotel management team were very visible and happy to deal with any concerns you may have.
The lagoon pool had nicer loungers than the pool accessed through the second floor - it was also quieter.

The hotel had started the badly needed renovations during my stay - there was building noise, some communal areas and lifts blocked off. It affected the aircon which made the communal areas uncomfortable warm but apart from that I didn't find it disturbed my holiday too much, although my room was one of those furthest away from the noise. My understanding is that building works will continue until Sept 2006.

The only real negative aspect of my stay at the Dusit was the number of men staying there with their "guests". I didn't think it was that sort of hotel, but there did seem to be a large number. I was unlucky enough to have such a couple in the room next to mine for 2 days of my stay, as this is a public forum I won't go into into detail of the issues I had but will just say the walls are thin.

Views to die for

from glitterkitty22
Stayed here for 6 nights before going to Le Meridien in Phuket- I preferred this hotel! We had a sea view room on 6 floor- we were on a lower floor to start with, and on the second day I asked to go higher which they were really nice and agreed to with no problem. So its well worth asking! The hotel has great location- every day we sat by the lagoon pool, surrounded by frangipani trees dropping flowers everywhere, it was perfect, peaceful & views out to sea on one side, and over the bay on the other. Watched the sun go down over the sea every evening from the pool or our balcony (strangely cheap mini bar was added bonus!). Rooms were nothing amazing but had great views & were clean and pleasant.

Buffet brekfast was nice but a bit too attentive waitresses spoiled it a little- I like to sit like a zombie in the mornings. The swim up pool bar is good for drinks & snacks, didnt eat in resteraunts as we went down onto main drag every night and jumped in a tuk-tuk - which drives down beach rd and you can just jump off where you like. We paid about 20/ 40 baht (peanuts) depending how far we went- just make sure you have change!

The town was a real culture shock- open air bars everywhere- very nice but sooo many pink lit bars (I think so you can tell where the bar girls are). However, if you go in its actually fine, friendly and nice for couples. Walking St was very much like this. Couple of irish bars in town- the one behind beach rd was quiet but does very good food. Try the ribs! Pattaya's a bit rough round the edges but very friendly and cheap- I would go back and cetainly stay in Dusit again- I think looking at other hotels it had the best location by far.

bustle of Pattaya strip

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Dusit as part of a 3 centre trip and can honestly say that we found all the facilities very good. On speaking to some other people I believe that only half of the hotel had been renovated at that time, and our room certainly had. It was nice and quiet, overlooking the gardens, with a very nice bathroom with the usual amenities and a large bedroom with tv, fridge, chairs coffee table etc plus a balcony with table and chairs. The staff were friendly and courteous and our rooms were cleaned very well with towels changed twice a day. The swimming pool was especially nice, and the service around the pool good.

It was lovely and quiet when we were there in September and there were always plenty of beds. The pool staff always gave us 2 towels each and once we were seated came around with complimentary iced water. The restaurants were very good as was the general ambiance of the hotel. The restaurant which is near the pool was really great, good food and service and the views over the bay were lovely. The coffee shop served a good selection of meals at reasonable prices and whilst not as cheap as some of the places outside you do have to remember that this is a hotel. Also some of the places outside I would not have sat in let alone eaten in!!

The position of the Dusit is, I think, in it's favour, being a taxi or shuttle bus ride from the "strip" with all its excesses. Whether we would visit Pattaya again is doubtful but if you are going you really can't go wrong with the Dusit. I would not hesitate to stay in another Dusit hotel when going to the Far East based on the experience at this one. I was surprised to read some of the comments on this site as our experience of this hotel was good. Pattaya itself is quite another matter but if you are going you must know about its reputation which it certainly lives up to. Try the Dusit I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Good Hotel...

from westmorland
Enjoyed our stay here after a few hickups... We had booked a Superior Garden view room, however, in our opinion this room was anything but superior, rather tatty, dirty carpets, bathroom and bedroom looking in need of good cleaning. Complained to the Manager, who treated our complaint really seriously, and prompty changed our room to a 'superior Sea View' The difference was significant. Apparently they only have 'superior rooms'but I would suggest that the garden view rooms are anything but superior.
The staff and service were excellent. The cost of meals, drinks etc very high, but there are plenty of alternatives close by the hotel. Lovely quiet gardens, plenty of loungers + towels.

Old, but OK value for money

from j889814672
The Dusit is an old property that has not really been renovated. It shows it's age with narrow hallways, small rooms, smaller bathrooms, an out of date fitness center and several unfriendly layout issues. High speed internet does not work in rooms and wireless is only available in a small portion of common areas. If you're just going for holiday, it's good enough and if you're paying under $90/night including breakfast it's good value... just don't expect too much.

Service is OK, but slow and not up to the standard of top flight Asian hotels. Took 25 minutes to check out, for example.

an oasis

from chiang rai
The Dusit Resort at Pattaya is far enough away from the noise of downtown Pattaya to be an oasis of calm and relaxation. It is a magnicient hotel with every comfort afforded to you. Two swimming pools are excellent, good restaurants and pristine grounds. The rooms are spacious and well furnished, all with good size balconies either overlooking the gardens or with a seaview. Staff are very attentive, the whole hotel is beautifully laid out and we would certainly recommend this hotel.

Excellent Hotel

from North_Shore_Expert
We stayed in a sea view room on the 7th floor. Our package consisted of access to the business lounge with complimentary snacks and internet access, and a full buffet breakfast. Otherwise Internet access is quite pricey, however there are many internet cafes in Pattaya at just 1 Baht per minute. The food is fantastic, especially the Bay Side buffet on the Saturday evening. Book early if you want a sea side table. The selection and quality of food at this buffet is awesome, especially the seafood. The hotel is conveniently located at the bottom of Pattaya Nua (North Pattaya Road) opposite a large supermarket, and Baht buses are in abundance to take you along the seafront to Walking St for just 10 Baht a ride. If you do fancy eating out, try Ali Baba Indian restaurant at the bottom of Pattaya Klang Rd (Pattaya Central). We've been using this restaurant for years and although the Manager has changed, the cheese parathas and butter chicken masala has beats all the UK restaurants we have eaten in.

Great Value

from DonnieHossack
I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights and could easily have stayed the whole of my 3 weeks there. The Hotel is in an excellent location - right beside the beach and not far from the busy street life of Pattaya. The restaurants within the hotel were excellent and the entertainment was second to none. Great variety of sun-bathing locations within the complex and they had no objections to you buying food from the vendors on the beach and eating on the premises if you fancied a change. Rooms were excellent and great views if you had a beach view. All in all definitely a hotel I would return to without doubt- rated it more than their 4 star status.

Breathtaking And Beautiful

from mervous
Hard to describe our feelings upon arrival at this hotel, we were convinced that we'd been delivered by the transfer to the wrong place, there was no way that we could afford this luxury, but no, the booking was right and wow, what a hotel resort this is.
Apart from the geography, the hotel is sat atop a cliff at the far end of the resort and enjoys the most spectacular sunsets in Thailand, and brushing the 5 pools, the 4 storey indoor waterfall, the fantastic cuisine to one side, the service, the staff attitude and the whole experience is exactly what you would expect from a £250 per room per night hotel, except of course that you can stay here for about a tenth of that amount.
Pattaya (Pronounced Pattyer) is the result of the americans using it for R & R 30 years ago and is the playground of the Scumbaggies, the Playboys and the rich american teenagers doing the world tour, it is, the Marmite of Thailand, you either love it, or you hate it, Girly bars sit side by side with very classy jewellery shops and a trip to the Windmill hotel with my 10 year old daughter to use the toilet, had me explaining to her what a brothel was, yet like everywhere, the staff were very apologetic and very helpful and my daughter used the toilet whilst a maid stood guard outside, with a smile.
The tik tuks here are blue pick ups and operate 2 circular routes with punters hopping on and off all the time and they are the best way to get about by far.
Take a trip on the ferry beyond walking street to Koh Lahn, the best £1 you will spend in your entire life and see the temple and the most beautiful beackes.

The hotel beach touts for Jetski's are honest, but expensive with tales of the mafia run Jetski operations further down the beach putting me off going for the cheaper options.

Overall, a lovely stay and a fantastic conclusion to our little tour of Thailand

Family or Couple Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
A brilliant hotel, but not really one for taking a "guest" back to. It's 1000 Bht per night for a guest.
Ideal for a family or a couple. Both pools are briliant too.

Top Local Tips for Pattaya

Baht Buses Use the 'baht buses' which cruise the streets very frequently and mix with the locals and tourists for about a 20 baht fare. To hire the bus for yourself only , will cost approx. 100 baht.

street vendors everybody says try the thai food and the best way is to try it how they eat it,sample the food from a street vendor or off a stall at the night market ...fantastic.

Politeness Saying Hello, Goodbye and Thankyou goes a long way

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  • Address: 240 Pattaya Beach Road - Pattaya - 20150 - Thailand
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