- 29 Nov 2018 9:59 AM
Staying here in Central Pattaya you’re only a short walk from the beachside bliss and mega shopping options on offer in one of Thailand’s most eclectic resort destinations.
This four-star boutique hotel combines understated luxury with minimalist design. It's a real oasis in the heart of the action, where exotic dining, world-class shopping and great golfing opportunities are all around you at this great base for exploration.
Amongst its leisure facilities is SPA Cenvaree, featuring a range of signature treatments based on pure seawater and mineral-rich mud drawn from the Dead Sea.
You can easily choose the accommodation type that best suits you, as this place offers spacious and affordable deluxe rooms and one bedroom suites, all with furnished balconies and pool views.
• The Deluxe rooms deliver great comfort with 29 square metres of living space and a choice of a king-sized bed or twin beds.
• The One Bedroom Deluxe Suites are in excess of 69 square metres inclusive of a furnished balcony, a king bedroom and ample living area.
You'll get a thrill out of the city's vibrant variety, its famous nightlife, plus every form of water sport is available at the local beaches during the day.
The hotel is also an ideal venue for small corporate events, themed parties and outdoor functions, conducted poolside which can accommodate up to 150 people.
It also offers indoor space for up to 40 persons, along with wireless internet access, video teleconferencing services, LCD projectors, technical assistance, and a hospitality desk providing personalised support is available for guests.
Experienced Expat Management
Jonas Sjostedt is the General Manager of the Centara Nova Hotel & Spa, as well as of Centara Pattaya Hotel, and it's good to know he keeps his experienced European hands on the steering wheel here.
Jonas is a friendly Swedish national who has worked with leading Scandinavian tour operators, and has experience in many countries including Greece, Spain, Brazil, Cyprus, as well as most recently in Thailand.
Mr. Sjostedt has been working for Centara Hotels and Resorts for 8 years. He started his career as Resident Manager at Centara Kata Resort and then transferred to Centara Karon Resort in the same position. He was then promoted to General Manager for Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong, Phuket. Prior to arriving at his current position he was General Manager of Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort.
Here's a quick yet insightful Q&A with Jonas Sjöstedt the GM at Centara Nova Hotel & Spa
What surprised you most when you first started living in Pattaya?
That Pattaya is a City with a beach destination. The area in and around it is very large, and is still growing. If you go outside the City you can find many top quality Golf Courses, Family/Adventure Parks, a great Water Park, temples, a floating market, even a winery, and much more. It’s a destination for everyone!
Friends are in Pattaya for just a few days - what must they absolutely see and do?
A boat trip to Koh Lan island is a must! The floating market, Nong Nuch Garden (Royal botanic Garden), and a sunset walk by Pattaya Beach Road. A visit on one of the many Seafood restaurants in Na Jomtien is one of my personal favourites!
What's your favourite Thai food / word?
There so many fantastic dishes. Tom Yam Goong is my favorite soup, Moo Ping (pork on a stick), sticky rice and Nam Jim Jew (spicy sauce) with Som Tum salad (Papaya salad) is one of the best value for money meals in the world if you ask me! Click here to see his full Xpat Interview.
Pictured above is Jonas together with his Head Chef, presenting a Thai Cook Course certificate to a happy guest.
A great day time activity organised by the hotel is a Thai Cooking Class, led by a jolly experienced head chef and his friendly team of helpers, who ensure participants in the course enjoy learning the finer secrets of Thai cuisine while having fun cooking local ingredients fresh from the market.
On the topic of F&B, guests are well taken care of here as the property offers fine food at its main 'Glow' all-day dining restaurant, serving Thai and international cuisines indoors and on the terrace. The 'Lido Pool Bar' serves refreshing cocktails, thirst quenching drinks and light snacks to those relaxing poolside, plus In-Room dining is also available.
Relaxation With A Special Touch
To relax or revive visit the onsite spa, one of the most unique in the city. ‘Spa Cenvaree’ not only provides the therapeutic benefits of Thai body and foot massage, it offers the blissful pampering of a traditional Ayurvedic treatment designed to detoxify and rejuvenate.
Also, this spa’s innovative Dead Sea therapy options utilise the purest sea salts and mud - from the Dead Sea of course but applied by master Thai spa therapists - providing a truly exceptional experience so you can rediscover inner balance and emerge reinvigorated ready for more adventures in Thailand.
Getting There & Around
The drive to and from the closest airport, U-Tapao International, is easy and takes approximately one hour.
From Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport is convenient too, taking just a little longer, around one and a half hours by car or taxi.
A shuttle service connects the hotel to Central Festival Pattaya shopping and lifestyle centre on an hourly basis.
Visit Centara Nova Hotel & Spa online here
Address: 80/167 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
Phone : +66 (0) 3872 5999