NORTH PATTAYA’S rapid move upmarket continues apace with more hotels and restaurants opening with a focus on family-friendly fun and facilities geared for business. A fine example: the four-star Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort.
Opened just four months ago, this new resort managed by the Erawan Group has quickly found favour with parents and executives alike thanks to its warm and personal service, stylish design, and carefully considered range of amenities.
Also on the fifth floor is a fully-equipped gym, a Business Center with three rooms that, when combined, can accommodate up to 130 people (flip-charts, projector, and big screen are all provided for free), and the resort’s signature restaurant, Molten, which serves a splendid buffet breakfast and an all-day a la carte menu of international cuisines. Diners can sit poolside or in air-conditioned comfort and tuck into hearty dishes such as New Zealand lamb loin with a cheese bread crust (B390), Grilled Australian beef (22g. B390), and the chef’s signature Grilled sea bass that’s topped with olive oil and spring onions, and served with lime and orange flavoured couscous, and green curry sauce (B280).
Other highlights at the resort include the ground floor M Lounge, which serves a wide selection of light bites, classic cocktails and ice cold beers (daily happy hours offer two-for-one drinks from 5pm-8pm), and the rooms themselves – clean and modern spaces each equipped with a 39” LCD TV, a workstation, a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, super-comfortable beds, and a large bathroom with shower.
For best available room rates log into www.mercure.com
463/100, Moo 9 Pattaya Second Rd., Nhongprue Banglamung Tel: 038 769 688