Pattaya is a great place for an all-season vacation. It is equally good both in winter and summer. Tourists especially like to visit during the winter dry season, when rainfall in this region is minimal. There are so many beach areas in the city and even more interesting hotels. One of them is the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort 4*.
The hotel itself, although a 4-star, is quite worthy of 5 stars. It is located in the northern part of Pattaya, at Wong Amat Bay, which is a 15-minute drive from the city center.
The modern two 18-storey buildings were built recently – in 2009. The huge green area is arranged in a kind of “lost paradise” with many pools, waterfalls and a river with sculptural bridges.
The hotel has everything: SPA-center, free aqua park, 8 restaurants, cafes and bars at each of the pools, kids club, tennis courts. On the beach everything is free: umbrellas, deckchairs, mattresses, towels. A rich selection of water activities, all at a fairly reasonable fee.
The rooms are very clean, spacious, with a balcony, a beautiful view of the city and the sea, then I have more than once admired the evening, fabulous in beauty, sunsets from the balcony. Rooms were decorated in pleasant green tones, there was a huge TV, free safe, inexpensive wi-fi, for two weeks I paid 1.8 thousand baht, which is exchanged plus or minus $ 0,03, you can also pay for a single use, but it would cost 600 baht. The cleaners came twice a day and the fruit in the room was always fresh. Coffee, tea and ice were served right “by the bunk” every morning. Also, there is a Jacuzzi in the middle of the room, it is a pleasure to take a nap there after dinner.
The elevator worked faultlessly, but the water in the bathroom had to be constantly adjusted, as it flowed then hot and then cold. Bathing in the sea was possible only till 8 o’clock in the morning, during tide, all other time the coast reminded smelly puddle with any other strange covering. But this disadvantage was compensated by catamarans, on which you very quickly got to “uninhabited” islands with crystal clear water.
The food was rich, the menu varied, it was a pity that with so much fresh fruit the juices were exclusively in packets. Breakfast was a classic buffet – lunch and dinner were available right on the beach or in the Ginger & Lime dining area of the hotel itself. If it wasn’t for the huge number of Chinese screaming deafeningly day and night like Germans, I would love to go back to this hotel again.