Saturday, 25 July 2015

Looking for Accomadation

Looking for accommodation, sounds easy. Well  it can be if you just want to stay amongst the bars in Soi Bukhoa and I did find, a lot of cheaper rooms but smaller. What I found was there was a lot of studio style rooms with a bed a CRTV not digital, a fridge some storage for clothing etc…
The traditional style wet room. The ubiquitous air con units older style. No cooking facilities (as these tended to be above shop premises)  Wifi  would be accessible. These rentals would offer a daily rate weekly or monthly. The longer you committed the cheaper it would be.
The upside with living so close to the action is that every where is totally accessible Bars, Restaurants, Cafes, Go Go bars even Central Shopping Mall.
The downside it is always busy apart from a Lull from 3am-6am and then it all starts again. When you are dodging Motor bike taxis, Baht buses, Vendors selling everything from dried squid to ladies shoes.
Now I have an issue. I like busy but I also like quiet. Bearing in mind this is not a vacation I am now living here.
I chose to look elsewhere so the areas I looked in were Pratumnak, Pattaya Naklua, Jomtien, Arunathai,Thepprasit all within spitting distance of hub.
There again all these had plusses and negatives.
Pratumnak, Jomtien Thepprasit is South Pattaya and caters heavily for the Russian speaker and it would not be unusual to see Menus in both Thai and Russian. Whereas Pattaya Naklua tends to favour the Northern European Germans and Scandinavians. Arunathai I am still to discover but from my short excursions there was more Italians and French . So getting back to Soi Bukhao which is one of the main arteries through the city tended to be British.
Pattaya is a very cosmopolitan city it just was a case of where I was comfortable.
On previous trips I had stayed in Soi Ko Phai and found it was a good mix of Thai and Farang but mainly Thai so decided well it will be a good value so opted to look in that area.


  1. Cheers for the info.Just moved to Pattaya myself so want to be in the action but not too noisy.I quite like the idea of being around LK Metro-been staying at Areca Lodge on Soi Diana which is very nice.good rooms and swimming pool and pretty quiet-but starts to get a bit pricey once you look at staying long term....Any ideas?

  2. There are well in excess of 20,000 rooms plus. I think the main question is how are you going to get to the action from where you are.
    Although it sometimes it may be overlooked but transport to me is key when not staying in town. Is there a motorbike taxi point close to you ? Or even better are you on the Baht bus route. Because if so these guys run 24-7 and will cost you no more than 20bt
    This to me would be top of my shopping list if you are new to the city is accessibility