Monday, March 9, 2015

The Bayview – Pattaya, Thailand

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

Sleep-deprived and famished after the bus ride from Bangkok, we immediately went into the chic lobby of The Bayview Pattaya to confirm our reservations for two Deluxe rooms. We were offered some cold towels and welcome drinks and after a while I felt that it was taking too long for our reservations to be settled. I went back to the front desk officer who was assisting us when I learned that the hotel was overbooked.

The Bayview Pattaya

The Bayview Pattaya

I was about to turn into my not-so-friendly self when suddenly the officer advised us that we were transferred to two suites, free of charge. Who can say no to that? Actually, I was kinda excited for the instant upgrade.

The Bayview Pattaya

We were led to our suites (sweet ain’t it?) and were stunned on how huge it was. Me and my buddy were roomies while my two guy cousins owned the other one. To say that our individual suites were huge was an understatement. We owned the whole side of the hotel and got the best view of the garden on the front and the beach at the back. We could play hide n’ seek here, I thought.

Moving on, we explored the vastness our Theme Suite (Safari). The 72-sq.m. suite occupied two corners of the hotel thus, giving the best view on each side (check room types and rates).

The suite has three main areas; the living area, the dining area and the bedroom. In line with the theme, the living area was adorned with everything safari; jungle animals, faux animal hide throw pillows, indoor house plants and other thingamajigs.

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

There’s a satellite TV, local/international phone, radio/alarm clock, huge sofas, complimentary WiFi and individually-controlled air conditioning system.

A veranda opens up on the far end of the living area where a nice view of the beach can observed. A small work table with lamp was also stationed in between the veranda and the living area.

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

The dining area also echoed the theme of the suite; indoor house plants, fresh fruit platter (welcome treats), jungle animal statues, and more. The mini-bar includes four complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea-making facilities, and a personal fridge with items and price list. There’s also a 24-hour room service just in case you needed something at an ungodly hour.

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

Walking down a narrow path leading to the bedroom, there were wardrobe closet with hangers, cotton bathrobes, room slippers and a personal safe. And then the en suite toilet and bath.

I instantly noticed the tiled-wall, it was quirky and fun. I adore blue so I was immediately thrilled with the different hues at the shower area. Towels and Thai-inspired aromatic bath amenities and toiletries were provided for. A small window that opens up to the bedroom made it more open and airy.

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

The bedroom has its own character but still echoed the whole theme of the suite. The huge glass window opens up to a great view of a mountain backdrop overlooking the city. There’s also a satellite TV, local/international phone and radio/alarm clock.

The huge king-sized bed with comfy duvet and fluffy pillows were just amazing. The black-out curtains added a homey feel to the room.

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

The Bayview Pattaya Safari Suite

After almost an hour of exploring the suite (yes, one hour), we headed for a great night out. The Bayview Pattaya has the perfect location in town; just a few minutes away from the Beach Road and the shopping areas. We really had fun in exploring the town that night.

The group had the most wonderful sleep and waking up the next day was just perfect. We headed straight to Garden Terrace Café for the complimentary buffet breakfast and requested for a table near the pool area. We feasted on pancakes, bacons and all other usual breakfast fares.

The Bayview Pattaya Pool

The Bayview Pattaya Buffet Breakfast

We spent the rest of the day just walking around the beach and went back to The Bayview Pattaya to relish the remaining hours before we go back to Bangkok. An instant room uprade was indeed a suite sweet surprise after all.

The Bayview Pattaya


The Bayview Pattaya (book online)
310/2 Beach Road, Pattaya City,
Cholburi, 20150, Thailand
Contact Numbers: (+66) 2.247.0123 | (+66) 38.423.871
Email Address: thebayview@sukosolhotels.com

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