Sunday, November 22, 2009

Supar Royal Beach Hotel, Khanom (Nakhon Si Thammarat)

Supar Royal Beach Hotel, Khanom, Nai Phao Bay, (Nakhon Si Thammarat)

I've been here twice with my family, each time whilst travelling through. One time was when we made a trip to the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and the hotel is located on a lovely beach on Nai Phao Bay. Khanom is part of the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat although it's located just around Donsak's corner, where the ferries to/from Koh Samui arrive and leave.

Although the name raises questions about correct translations, it's a nice place with a beautiful beachfront and on the beach they have a row of wooden beach huts which are usually filled up over the weekend with Thais on a weekend trip.

The beach restaurant in front of the hotel is really good and can be recommended. Rooms are cheap and nothing fancy in the main building but for our purpose they were perfectly all right.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Bookin by Agoda

Standard room

Sun coming up in the morning seen from the 5th floor

The Lobby

The beach front

The swimming pool

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sawasdee Sea View Hotel, Pattaya

Sawasdee Sea View Hotel, Pattaya

The Sawasdee Sea View Hotel in Pattaya, is very centrally located at the entrance of Soi 10 near Beach Road in the heart of Central Pattaya Beach, only 10 steps away from beach, shopping centers, and entertainment spots. Mike's shopping mall is almost across the road of Soi 10 and the brand new Central Festival is within walking distance.

It's a budget hotel and the rooms include all the amenities of a modern hotel to ensure that the guests have a pleasant stay. All rooms are air-conditioned, have an ensuite bathroom, cable Tv, hot water, a refrigerator, and a queen size or twin beds. Facilities at the hotel include, restaurant & bar, laundry service, tour desk, and a safe deposit box.

The place is old though and lived out but excellent value for a budget traveller with good location. During the October 2009 wreck dive trip to Pattaya, two of the divers stayed here and they were happy with the price and what they got for it.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Standard Room

Double room
Suite room