Why this hotel? Close to BoyzTown. Beautiful pool. Near the gay nightlife.
8.5 Excellent - based on 1714 Agoda reviews
The AVANI is located close to the beach shops, restaurants and the BoyzTown gay bars in Central Pattaya. Guest rooms have a beautiful modern Thai style with teak floors and a private balcony with views of the resort gardens, pool or ocean. There’s satellite TV and private bar.
The resort has a 650 m² pool with a ‘swim up’ bar with sun loungers and tropical gardens. There are two tennis courts and one of Pattaya’s most well-equipped gyms to keep most gym queens happy.
Location-wise, the BoyzTown gay nightlife is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from AVANI. Jomtien gay beach can be reached by taxi in about 15 minutes.
venue: hotel (旅馆) | features: bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉)
“I checked in New Year's Eve, about 11 p.m. They did not gouge me. They pointed out all the faults that someone might complain about: The available rooms were garden view, not sea view; the rooms were smoking rooms, they had double-connecting doors. I didn't care. It was after 11 and I had just spent five hours looking for a vacancy.
To my surprise, everything, well, almost everything, was wonderful. The crew was really friendly and reassuring. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil. I came to love that tranquility even though that is the last quality I want during a Pattaya trip. The room was dated but so comfortable and well-maintained. I could not tell that it was a smoking room; there was no odor. The teak flooring felt luxurious. My friend and I had several meals in the seating area; we also hung out there with our iPads. We felt at home. We had nightcaps on the balcony; it felt magical. The bed was super-comfortable. The pool was big enough I actually got tired doing laps.
It was nice to be able to wander onto the grounds from the beach side at 5 in the morning without the security guard bugging my boyfriend for his ID. Although that first morning we did get a good looking over. The three mornings after that, we got a salute and a polite smile.“
“Very central joined to Royal Garden Shopping Centre (great for Starbucks addicts). The service is friendly and a gay couple doesn't get any second looks from anyone (may be different if you are kissing your partner - but then they would disapprove of str8 people doing that anyway). The sea view rooms are pretty good. Breakfast buffet is comprehensive and of a good quality. Service is well meaning but sporadic at times. A taxi to Jomtien takes a little longer if you use the hotel entrance and should cost THB200 max (bargain with them). If you want to take the Baht bus to Jomtien walk 5 mins south and take it from there.“
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