Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel
Reviews - Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
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- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young & Single
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Sun Seeker
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Rooms need updatingfrom Shaboom
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 forfrom glitterkitty22
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 stripfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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
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 moneyfrom j889814672
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 oasisfrom chiang rai
Excellent Hotelfrom North_Shore_Expert
Great Valuefrom DonnieHossack
Breathtaking And Beautifulfrom mervous
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 Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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