"Incredible!" Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Tip by Verdone

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Pattaya: 1,609 reviews and 18 photos

  Room view of pool at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
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      Room view of pool at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
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      Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
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      Walking Street in Pattaya, Thailand
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I am a huge fan of the Hard Rock franchise and have visited many of the restaurants and hotels. The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya was no disappointment. This hotel is an oasis in the middle of a dirty and shady city. Don't get me wrong, Thailand has a certain reputation in certain spots but Pattaya goes above and beyond! I have traveled the world and visited some shady spots including Iraq, but I have never felt like I had to watch my back like I did in Pattaya. The beach was filthy with prostitutes and beggers constantly bothering you. This is amusing in the beginning, but quickly gets old. Fortunately, the hotel is isolated from the rest of Pattaya. The pool is enormous and has a great swim up bar. They play organized water sports (volleyball, water polo, etc.) everyday at 1300 hours and everyone gets involved. On the weekend they have an incredible seafood buffet, in addition to the typical Hard Rock menu with some local specialties added. The rooms are very clean and so comfortable and have great views either over the pool and ocean or the city of Pattaya. The actual Hard Rock Cafe is outside the hotel's rear entrance across from the beach. They have live music every night and a good crowd. This hotel is worth mutiple visits, unfortunately, Pattaya is not unless you are a perverted old man who can't meet women on your own. If you are a fan of the Hard Rock brand, then this is a must visit! This hotel is expensive by Thai standards, but this should be expected and you do get what you pay for. Pattaya does have it's own charms, such as fantastic seafood and taking a stroll down Walking Street, but one visit was enough for me.

Unique Qualities: Enormous pool with great swim up bar!

Address: 429 Moo 9 Pattaya Beach Road
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 66 38 428755
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 11, 2009
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