Are you Searching for the BEST RATE Hotels Booking in Pattaya?
As a traveler, I have been traveled a lot especially to Pattaya. I have checked tons of websites to find the best place that fit my needs with the best rate of the Hotels for my trips. Good vacation starts from good staying place, the place that will let you enjoy what you like without hassle. Here is 10 steps to find the best hotels with the best rates.
1.Make a TO DO list
First of all, you should know what you like to do on your vacation? You may like to enjoy sightseeing to see a new place and spend almost all day outside the hotels, have fun with sport activities on the beach in front of your hotel, shopping, entertainment and nightlife or just relax on the beach or poolside.
You may want to do everything, don’t worry, Pattaya can serve all that, you just make a list to make sure that you will get the hotels in the location that serve all your TO DO lists. If you travel as a family, make sure you think about everyone’s need.
At this step, when you know what you like to do, now please go to the next step.
2.Pick your Hotel Location in Pattaya
For accommodation choices, Pattaya can be divided into 4 main areas: North Pattaya (Naklua Bay), Central Pattaya, South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. Different styles of hotels are available – hotels, resorts or guest houses – varying by quality, taste, and budget. Whatever budget you can afford, there is no doubt you will find an accommodation that fit for your pocket and life style.
North Pattaya Hotels. I myself like to stay in this area, it’s mainly for relax and poolside sunbath. For water sport, you need to check the hotels facilities as most of the hotels there have private beach. North Pattaya Hotels are quite separate from night life but not too far to reach.
Central Pattaya and the Beginning of South Pattaya hotels are quite the same. Majority is for entertainment and nightlife. If you like to enjoy the beach and water sport activities during daytime, pick the hotel on Beach Road. South Pattaya will give you a plus for street shopping. If you will visit Pattaya with your children and want to stay around here, I suggest not to take them out at night unless you are fine if they will be in the atmosphere of bars and bar girls.
South Pattaya on the Pratumnak Hill, the hotels here is different from other parts of south pattaya, it’s perfect place for family and for those who like to have a real relax and spend most of the time at the hotels like Honeymooners. Many hotels here are luxurious and pricy. Anyway, you can still find 3-4 stars hotels which are value for money.
Jomtien Beach Hotels, most of the hotels here are budget hotels or middle class (3 stars) hotels. Good for budget travelers who want to enjoy the beach and water sport activities. This will be another location I would recommend for family trip. There are also some bars here at the beginning of Jomtien Beach, but compare to central and south pattaya, nightlife here is softer. And for the one who love seafood, at the end of Jomtien Beach, there are many seafood restaurants with fresh seafood and very good taste with reasonable price.
So… what hotels location in Pattaya is your choice?
3.Make a “Must Have” Hotel Facilities List
Swimming pool, Gym, Laundry, Internet Access, Spa, 24 hours Restaurant, Cable TV, Family Suite, Honeymoon Suite, Your Language Speaking Concierge, Clean, Friendly Staffs etc.
Of course, you want all those services but please be aware of your budget. So make sure that you separate the “Must Have” and “Nice to Have” lists.
4.Set up your Budget Range
I will guide you about the hotels class and price range. For the standard or superior room price range is 20-30 USD for guesthouse or budget hotels (1-2 stars), 30-60 USD for middle class (3 stars) hotels, 60-100 for upper class (4 stars) hotels, 90-140 USD for 5 stars hotels. Price can go high up to 300 USD for the high-end luxurious Pattaya hotels such as Sheraton Pattaya Beach Resort.
5.Search for What Hotel is Right for You
Use your list from step 3-4 for the search criteria to narrow your search. My favorite is to search from Pattaya map, it gives you a good view of where exactly the hotels located, all hotels in the same time. You can easily find if the hotels are directly on the beach or any interesting places nearby. The best of all is the hotels reviews, many good comments of each hotels from the travelers who stayed there before that will tell you about the hotels services, the cleanliness, the convenience and much more that you will not find in the official hotels page.
This step will take some time, make a list of your choices of hotels, can be 1-3 hotels. Do not book hotels at this step.
6.Search for BEST RATE hotels
I used to spend a lot of time searching for the Best Rate for hotels of my choice in Pattaya and all Thailand destination. I can not say which one is the cheapest because it’s different rate in each hotel. For example, Marriott Resort and Spa Pattaya is cheapest in website A because there is special promotion, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is cheapest in website B….
Be careful when you compare the price, Some websites will show the price that NOT includes Tax and Service Charge so you have to go all the way to almost payment stage to see the real cost, some websites will show you the net price that includes everything without any hidden cost.
7.Don’t Forget to Check Special Promotion
Every websites always offer a good promotion, don’t forget to look for “Special Promotion” page.
8.Should you book now or wait? When is the best time to book hotels?
Sure you can book now, good hotels always fully booked very quick especially in Pattaya because Thai people also like to have vacation in Pattaya plus many festivals and big conferences always be held in Pattaya.
9.If you find the better rate later after booking and payment already made?
I don’t think you can find better rate than this 3 websites, by the way, if you do, some websites offer the guarantee BEST RATE. You can just contact them and send the booking rate from other websites during the same period of stay and same type of rooms and condition. Then they will adjust the rate for you. Please check their policy again.
10.Print out Your Confirmation and/or Receipt to Show When Check In
This is to prevent any mistake that may happen such as the hotel front staff cannot find your booking. This happened to me sometimes, but with the paper, problem will be solved very quick.