Old Jul 26, 17, 2:52 pm
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scubaccr
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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IC Pattaya

IC Pattaya

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay? Yes, delighted once again
Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
o Booked = 1night Classic Garden (Paid), 2nights awards Classic Garden
o Early Mod = Tropical Pavillion, then Club Tropical Pavilion
o 3Days before = Pav 8 Rm533 (my usual room) = Club Ocean View Terrace Suite showing


How are the rooms?
o 533 Refurbished July2016 (same as 540 I had previous visit)
o Light colour sceme, lots of lighting, reading lights, power points, flatscreen TV, minibar unit, caffetiere coffee
o Deep sofa and rectangular table
o covered outside hexagonal terrace with chaiselong, ocean view over trees, overlooks pool too (no noise penetration from pool area users)
o Bathroom refurbed, really big Tub, his n hers sinks, walkin shower, nice HANN toiletries. Bathrom area is divided from bedroom half by a heavy curtain

How is the exec. lounge?
o Mid floor of infiniti building (stairs or lift) 1-level below infiniti, 1-level above beach
o Nice and large, plenty of chairs, tables, open windows, 2x PC's
o Breakfast until 11am, afternoon tea, evening canapes+drinks (including cocktails)

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Always the same, padded neck support (can buy a Big-C for 100thb )

How was the minibar?
o 6x 20cl bottles Henesy/Jim Beam/Black-Label/Gin/Smirnoff/Bacardi
o Small number of sodas/waters/beers, 375cl White wine, red wine
o as returning regular, hotel gave me extra tin cans ( coke-lights + heinekens)

What was good and what was bad?

-Good
o Everything as usual
o Award nights treated same as paid nights
o RA benies without prompting, managers kept room free night before for my early checkin !

-Bad
Nothing

-Neutral
o First hotel shuttle to Pattaya Center not until 12noon. Could do with earlier shuttle service
o Saturday was rather busy, 100 guests checked in, so Sunday breakfast was rammed !
o Conferences each day, taking over both infiniti bar and beach level (pools stayed relatively unused though)

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
WOW.. 2nights on 35k points.. A first here
a)Sat night was 8500++ (10000thb = $300) Classic room so points was good value
b)Fri night was sold out, kept checking and came up as choice of Classic Garden on award (no paid rate given) or Villa at 50000++thb so no brainer to take Classic on award
c)Thurs night a reasonable 5600++ (6600thb / us$200) so used paid rate better value v 35k points. I only booked once Friday opened up


Would you return?[/QUOTE]
Yes this was 7th stay for 26 or so nights since Apr2016
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