This is my second stay at InterContinental Pattaya Resort, having visited in November 2017 and been very impressed.
I decided to celebrate my 20th Anniversary here in February - a milestone - and
wanted to be somewhere special for the few days that we could manage to be child free (and persuade babysitters back home to cope!)
We were looked after like royalty. I adore this property, and more so the very special people that work tirelessly around the resort to ensure that everything is perfect.
We pre-booked an early arrival, knowing that our flight, the new Qatar Airways route from Doha to U-tapao Pattaya-Rayong airport (UTP) The journey to the hotel was around 45 minutes, and I think we reached the hotel at 08:30. We were welcomed by Bobby in the Club Lounge and offered breakfast, which was very welcome after our 7 1/2 hour flight. Welcomed as Royal Ambassadors and recognised throughout our stay in the same way.
If I have one suggestion, it would be for the hotel to provide a car service to UTP/BKK that is much more reasonably priced. It just feels like the GM is chancing their arm at making a quick buck, rather than offering a seamless experience at a realistic price. I can't put prices in this review, but needless to say, my transport from UTP to the hotel was a quarter of the price of the hotel car service - and was still in a limo type vehicle.
Our room had been upgraded to a Club InterContinental Terrace Suite with Seaview - and was truly amazing, meeting our needs in every way possible. A big thank you to the housekeeping team for looking after our room so efficiently and keeping us well supplied with the lovely "Harnn" Toiletries. The room was extremely well appointed, and even to the extent that there was a light-able mosquito ring in the outside sala complete with matches to light it.
Our stay was very much based around the resort, as we had seized the opportunity to relax, relish the sunshine and enjoy the superb hospitality. We were again, well looked after around the pool, with fresh towels, water, complimentary juice shots and attentive drinks service. I especially enjoyed the happy hour Moscow Mule, which has a real kick to it.
Our anniversary was celebrated with a lush chocolate cake, bottle of bubbles and a lovely handmade "20th Anniversary" banner above the bed. Thank you.
The Club InterContinental Lounge is placed between a waterfall and the sea, and is most idyllic. Couple that with the excellent service provided by Rungtiwa and her team (always smiling), then you are always going to have a memorable experience. The evening canapés and cocktails are a delight, and there was never an empty glass on our table.
I thoroughly recommend InterContinental Pattaya Resort, and can't wait until my next visit. [Less]