With Bangkok just over 100 kilometers away, Pattaya has been frequented by travelers from all over the world for its huge variety of activities and attractions to enjoy, whether you’ve come as a family, a couple or as a group of friends. From luxurious beach resorts to bustling street markets, from diving into the blue sea to dancing the night away in the town’s hottest party spot, Pattaya has all the ingredients for the perfect vacation. All of this made us decide to visit it for some days.
As Pattaya was on our way from Koh Chang Island to Bangkok we planned to stop there for several days to explore the city. Knowing that we would be staying at The Bayview, a Sukosol Hotel, made us even more excited about it!
We left Koh Chang in the morning and after a ride to the pier, took a ferry, then a van trip that took almost all day, we then arrived in Pattaya at the Bayview hotel. Especially after this long trip, the moment we stepped in the hotel lobby we felt released. The friendly staff and the welcome drink together with some delicious macarons and a refreshing cold towel made our day!
The hotel has the best location possible in Pattaya. It sits between the Beach Road and the parallel central road but the building is secluded from the street noise and traffic. This makes the whole space feel like a peaceful oasis in a bustling city.
Our room was just beautiful, with a spectacular sea view and a balcony. Most of the rooms have a sea or garden views. I especially loved that the bathroom had a window you could open and admire the sea even when you shower!
As part of the Sukosol Hotels chain, The Bayview is indeed as the slogan says “Hotels with heart”. The tranquility and the elegance of this first-class beachside hotel are reflected in the beautifully designed and contemporary rooms and public area. I especially loved the eclectic art objects and the spectacular pieces of furniture in the lobby.
The second day of our stay at the Bayview it was the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day.
I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate it. We started the day with the buffet breakfast. The great news is that they serve breakfast from 6 to 11! This is so amazing! Even if you leave early the city you can enjoy it or if you are like us, not morning people you get more hours of sleep.
The breakfast buffet was absolutely great. The variety of food and options was overwhelming. From all kinds of eggs/omelette cooked to your preference, to the variety of Thai dishes to the even more sweet options like pastry or freshly made waffles to fruits, this breakfast has it all! Along with great coffee and fresh fruit juice, it was a perfect way to start the day.
The pool of the hotel was so inviting that after breakfast we stayed by the pool for some hours, this is exactly the reason why I like staying in fancy hotels. The pool is suitable for kids also, but the hotel has actually two pools so it is actually never crowded. You can stay in the sun to get a tan or in the shade playing ping pong in the garden or just relax, at this hotel you can spend all day never lacking anything to do.
Another special thing that you can do here is to learn how to cook Thai, by booking at the reception a Thai cooking class or participating in the Fruit carving class. I chose the fruit carving and I am so happy I did it. I still marvel at the result of my work!
It is such a nice way to spend the day and learn something new! In the end we all received a printed cloth apron, a matching chef’s hat and a professional certificate!
For the evening we enjoyed a romantic candle light dinner in the restaurant. They organized a great seafood buffet, special cocktails, a great spot for pictures and live piano music. For the buffet, you can pick your own favorite seafood and in minutes it’s cooked on the barbecue. A great variety of main dishes, salads, meat and our favorite, sushi! Not to mention, the huge range of desserts. Here, at the Bayview, the passion for culinary excellence is evident. We loved the dinner, drinks, the music. It was just perfect! ❤️
And this is exactly what we did all day, that night we realized we hadn’t been out of the Bayview hotel the whole day.
Here is a movie of our stay at The Bayview Hotel in Pattaya and we hope you will enjoy it!