Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani


The Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani is conveniently located near the very center of Surat Thani town, just across the old bridge in the middle of town, at the very first crossing. You can't miss it.
It's a quiet and relaxed area with plenty of very good Thai restaurants along the river and on the small island in the middle of the river.

There's also a 7-11 directly next to the hotel, which add to the convenience and during my visit they were also selling soup just outside of the hotel and looking at the amount of visitors to the soup shop, it must be of very good quality.

The rooms are adequate and cheap. It's a bit noisy but it didn't disturb me and the rooms have all the basic convenience you need nowadays, a small fridge, a TV an air con plus a bathroom.

The duplex suite room is great if you travel with children, don't forget to bring some extra bedding, like a blanket. There are also plenty of smaller and even cheaper rooms available. Since the hotel is next to the river, there may be some mosquitoes in the room.

I can recommend this resort, simple yet delivering all you need at a very good price and near the city center and all the town has to offer. Next time in Surat Thani we will visit the new water park, of which we heard great reports. A review will come shortly.

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Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani, Duplex suite

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani, duplex suite

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani, duplex suite bedroom

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani, garden scene

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani

Sabye D Resort, Surat Thani, exterior

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan


The Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan is a nice and small but comfy resort with just 18 rooms. Having aid that, the rooms on the street side may be a bit noisy from passing motorbikes.

The  infinity pool, the view and the sunsets however make up any complains you may have. They are stunning and a real treat at very reasonable price and staff seems to be very friendly as well.

The Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan is located almost on top of a hill, which supplies the amazing views. Opposite are two restaurants, my recommendation is for 'Big Mountain' with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Give Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan a try and enjoy the hospitality and views and the nearby Haad Chao Pao with you can find a nice beach and the resort has very reasonable pricing.

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Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan; Guest room

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan; Guest room

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan; Guest room balcony with view

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan; view from the room at the ocean side

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Sea Garden Resort 2, Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan; Sunset

Thursday, February 18, 2016

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

The 247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya or the twenty four seven Boutique Hotel is centrally located in Soi Honey, near second road and near the beach of Pattaya. The beach is just a five minute walk away, as is Central Festival, the big shopping mall. There are tons of restaurants around and if you're looking for night life, you will find that you're in the middle of it. Walking street is just a few minutes away as well by the the ten Baht taxi

The hotel itself delivers a good service with rather small but excellent rooms for a good online rate. The rooms are fairly new and have all you need, from an a/c to a mini fridge and a nice 'in the room' shower with glass windows.

Breakfast is adequate and is across the road and does the job. Just eb aware that there is construction going on at the moment at the back, where most of the rooms are, so during the daytime it's slightly noisy.

The 247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya is a very good choice though and delivers good quality for the fair price you pay compared to other Pattaya hotels.

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247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya; Guest room

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya; Guest room

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya; Guest room

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya; Mini suite

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya

247 Boutique Hotel, Pattaya; swimming pool on the roof

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai


During our recent visit to Hat Yai we stayed at the Aloha Hotel Hat Yai.
The Aloha Hotel Hat Yai is very centrally located in downtown Hat Yai, within walking distance of the railway station but also near the shopping malls and plenty of restaurants, bars shops and the famous market is also only two blocks away.
It's interesting to stroll around and the streets are lively and busy and it's fun to watch all the hustle and bustle going on with a very international mix of visitors, many Malaysian people visit, but also Chinese and Western tourists can be found.
It was sad to see the amount of shark fins for sale and the shark fin soup at the various Chinese oriented restaurants.

The hotel is straightforward, no luxury but does the job and has everything you need, a/c, a fridge and good wifi. The restaurant serves an Asian breakfast, nothing fancy but good enough to fill your stomach in the morning. 
We were on the ninth floor and had a nice view over the city.
A nice touch is their parking area, with an entrance at the other side of the block, a back entrance, since parking can be tricky in that part of town, it's always busy there during the day time.

It all served out purpose and it was convenient for us. If you're in Hat Yai for a short stay, I can recommend this hotel.

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Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha hotel Hat Yai guest room

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai twin guest room

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai guest room interior

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai exclusive room interior

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai

Aloha Hotel Hat Yai exterior, front entrance

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

The Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok is conveniently located within close range to the new shopping mall 'Terminal 21'. This is in turn within walking distance from the BTS sky train and subway system in Bangkok. It's located smack down in the middle of town with access to pretty much everything you may need in this city.
Nightlife is nearby, shopping opportunities are almost more than you can handle, the restaurant scene is great and almost all other mayor points of interest in the city are nearby.

Luxury and convenience are also included in the hotel, which makes it an ideal and smart choice for a centrally located and luxurious hotel in the city.

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Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Guest room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Guest room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, suite room

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, swimming pool

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok, Kids Club

Friday, November 13, 2015

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

During my recent stay in Khao Lak for the November 2015 PADI IDC I stayed at Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak for the first time and I was pleased with it.
The location is excellent, many restaurants and shops are within walking distance and the dive center I work with is next door.
The room was also good, big, clean and everything I need, a fridge, hot water in the shower, a table for my computer with wifi and a nice balcony with a view over the mountains at the back. The rooms in the back are quieter compared to the rooms at the road side.
With 33 rooms they have a choice, with options for air conditioned rooms or fan rooms and breakfast is included.
There's also a parking lot, so very convenient indeed. The beach is about a 10-15 minute walk away and the hotel does not have a pool.

A great option if you book a live aboard trip departing from Khao Lak for a very reasonable price or if you are staying in town and don't need something fancy but convenient for a good price.

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Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Guest room

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Guest room

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Exterior with the rooms at the back, with the parking area at Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Exterior with the restaurant

Srichada Hotel, Khao Lak

Balcony at my room

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

The Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit 13-15 is all about location and convenience. With it's 5 star luxury for a very decent (promotional) rate, you can't go wrong. The BTS (skytrain) station between Nana and Asoke stations, puts you right in the middle of all the shopping and night life action. Asoke also provides a subway connection.

All 345 are well sized, with the smallest rooms still showing 37 square meters. For a downtown location in Bangkok, that's nice. All rooms come with free and fast wifi, a must nowadays and the Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit won't let you down with this.

The Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit has everything you expect from a 5 star hotel, a swimming pool, spa and gym plus all the in-room amenities you need.

Recommended for it's location and good service! Enjoy your stay.

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Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Guest room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Guest room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Prestige King Suite Club Millesime Access

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Luxury King room

Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit

View from the roof during the night