“Excellent room, attentive staff, good location”
With the Eastin Makkasan having passed my 'sleep & stay' tests with flying colours I needed a reliable, inexpensive, quality hotel to show my Thai companion Pattaya for the first time. I booked the least costly room with breakfast here (formerly the Sunbeam Hotel) & we were not disappointed. The room contained a well maintained but compact bathroom that delivered hot water at all times of day & both a double & single bed, the latter providing me with some extra space to read books and mags, etc. Both beds were supremely comfortable. The lobby area is cool, calm & well laid out, with two staff monitoring comings & goings. The breakfast was excellent (as it is in the Eastin Makkasan) & suitably fuelled with carbs we felt no need to try again some of the awful, costly food on offer at lunchtime on the beach road. The hotel is set back 80m or so from the beach road (being widened from 2 to 4 lanes right now, no doubt just to be sure that nobody can cross safely) with a wide selection of bars complete with 'hostesses' to left & right. The hotel is very close to the (Hilton) mall that amongst other delights contains the Food Park (lower ground floor) which is always heaving with locals & visitors alike eating great asian & western food at tiny prices. Last but not least was the small pool. Clean, not too deep with a small bar. On departure I looked at (unoccupied) room 1124 which affords a view of the bay & surrounding buildings from its lofty height. Being a 'deluxe' the room provides a useable balcony, is far more spacious & better appointed. If my budget allowed I would go for a deluxe room/floor without hesitation. Finally special thanks to Yo (Asst, Front Office Manager) & the lovely restaurant staff whose happy & smiling demeanours & hard work made our stay more pleasurable. I'm sure they are just a part of a well managed & efficient team at this Eastin.