Escape From Budapest To Luxury Beach Life At Centara Grand Phratamnak In Pattaya

  • 22 Mar 2019 4:20 PM
Escape From Budapest To Luxury Beach Life At Centara Grand Phratamnak In Pattaya
Tried & Tested Verdict: Recommended for discerning travellers seeking five-star services in an exclusive setting just across from the beach in a quiet area of South Pattaya.

Pictured: cool rooftop pool area with lovely breezes & ambient tunes keep everything well chilled.

The hotel's upscale design reflects understated luxury, and a sophisticated ambience prevails, with elegant furnishings from premier Italian designer Casa Fendi. The hotel's facilities are an ideal match for refined couples and families, plus business executives will feel at home here. 

All rooms and suites are designed with a cosmopolitan décor, using the finest furnishings and fabrics, and each features contemporary luxuries and amenities including a DVD player, Smart TV's, and of course complimentary wireless internet access.

The Family Suites feature a separate children’s area with bunk beds ensuring children’s comfort. There is also an option of the Ocean Vista rooms and suites which boast great sea views. From experience the Ocean Vista Suites are a great choice, not only for the views to the nearby water and gentle waves, but they also have the biggest TV's you may even want to watch.

All the hotel’s 164 rooms, suites and family suites have a balcony or terrace. They offer a king-sized or two double beds with living space ranging from 36 to 88 square metres. The suites all encourage you to relax in comfort as they include a separate living room.

Located in Phratamnak Hill, which is developing into one of the most exclusive residential areas of Pattaya, this classy property gives easy access to the tranquil ambience and fine sands of Phratamnak Beach.

An underwater world theme pervades the whole hotel, including the lobby with its two huge aquariums, and the oceanview swimming pool and top level jacuzzi provide a calm oasis where you can enjoy a leisurely dip or swim, or simply relaxing on the sundeck.

At the top-notch restaurant up there on rooftop the Thai style king prawn and mango salad is a delight, perfect for a lovely light lunch. The authentic Italian style pizza deserves a mention as it's so hard to find in Thailand, and the mega thick beef burger hits the spot is you're hungry for a western meal.

All the various restaurants and bars available provide such a wide choice of cuisines - ranging from international, Thai and Italian flavours - to guarantee that guests are spoilt for choice.

There's also a great choice of sommelier-selected wines available throughout the resort, you can can easily take a look since they's showcased in a fabulous display on the top floor at Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge. There are beautiful fish tank displays there too.

Oceana, the all-day dining restaurant is well designed with the underwater theme in mind - including two gigantic aquariums - and the open kitchen presents a menu that combines the deep and complex flavours of Royal Thai cuisine with dishes of international influences, with the accent on in-season ingredients.

On the ground floor Espresso provides a great setting for sipping a freshly brewed coffee, and for enjoying delectable pastries at any time of the day. In-room dining is available of course.

After your meal the shore of Phratamnak Beach is perfect place to wander for a while, and those wishing to venture out of the hotel area will appreciate the complimentary shuttle service that connects guests to the attractions of Central Pattaya - such as world-class shopping opportunities of Central Festival Pattaya Beach Mall.

Vibrant and eclectic, the all-action resort city of Pattaya is one of Asia’s favourite playgrounds, with endless entertainment options, and every form of sports on land and sea at the beautiful beaches.

The hotel offers business travellers and small to medium-sized groups a host of related services, and the option to host events at Phratamnak Lounge overlooking the ocean, along with two fully-equipped meeting rooms. 

So whether you're holidaying with family, as a couple, or visiting Pattaya for a special meeting experience, the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya makes for an exciting and richly rewarding base, all just a few steps away from the beach.

Since few travellers eat every meal at the hotel where they're staying, here's a top tip about a special dining experience worth checking-out in the Phratamnak Hill area: 'Comfort By Harlan'.

The menu there is devised by Michelin starred chef Harlan Goldstein, and encompasses Spanish, Italian, Mexican and Japanese comfort food favorites, with a few Thai inspired dishes thrown in for good measure. All dishes come with a twist of some sort, making a tasty statement about Harlan's creativity and ability. Click here for more info, and an ​​​interview with Goldstein.

Jonas Sjostedt is the man in charge at Centara Grand Phratamnak, and it's good to know he keeps his experienced hands on the steering wheel.  He has been working for Centara Hotels for nearly 10 years, and has worked in the hospitality industry all around Thailand. For a Q&A with Jonas just click here, here are his top tips while you're in town:

"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!

Taking 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!"

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 mall and lifestyle centre on a regular basis.

Click here to visit Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya online
352/430 Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung, 
Phratamnak Soi 5, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
T: +66 (0) 3825 0636

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