The Thai Garden Resort, which opened in 1988, is one of Pattaya’s longest-established and most successful businesses. The hotel-restaurant business is a tough marketplace at the best of times, but this resort-style hotel, centrally located along North Pattaya Road and therefore close to everything Pattaya has to offer, just keeps doing things right year after year.
The spacious, open-air Lobby is the perfect traditional Thai welcome for guests, with beautiful orchid arrangements and original applique murals created by artisans from Chiang Mai. The hotel is spacious at 25,000 square metres, with beautifully kept tropical gardens a main addition to the relaxing atmosphere. The hotel comprises 228 rooms, with no buildings higher than two storeys, which is perfectly in line with the intimate comfort of the hotel.
The Thai Garden prides itself on the fact their guests really do appreciate ‘the personal touch’ for which the hotel is known. Many of the 160 staff have been with the hotel for a long time.
Over the last couple of years the hotel has been completely renovated with an added emphasis on environmental concerns, including a significant long-term investment in solar panels which provides the hot water to the rooms. The hotel continues this policy throughout, for example, by cutting out unnecessary packaging.
A major feature of the Thai Garden Resort is its nightly poolside buffet at the Thai Garden Terrace Restaurant, starting at 6:00pm and continuing until 9:00pm. At just 399 baht (and that is the Net price; there is no added service charge or VAT) the buffet represents outstanding value for money. Naturally, the hotel is well aware that many families will be keen to partake of the buffet, and so those with children under 12 years of age are charged just 199 baht, and infants under four years old are free.
Each night has a different theme. Monday it is an Italian buffet (think pizza and pasta); Tuesday a big barbeque buffet; Wednesday is a potpourri-like selection with a mixture of foods designed to suit all tastes; Thursday is a German buffet with roasted pig; Friday sees Thai cuisine as the feature to start the weekend; Saturday is an international buffet and Sunday it’s steaks and skewers.
Importantly, the ingredients used for each nightly buffet is of the best quality. While the price remains sensational value, the management have not scrimped on the freshness and quality of the foods they offer for the buffet.
At the moment the management have a special promotion where customers who buy six coupons in advance can receive one buffet dinner coupon for free. A great promotion for a family who may wish to try the different buffet styles on offer throughout their stay at the Thai Garden Resort.
From Tuesday to Sunday there is live entertainment around the buffet area by way of the Thai Garden Resort’s strolling trio band from the Philippines. Of course, the buffet is not limited to hotel guests, anyone and everyone is welcome, although given its popularity it is suggested a reservation is made (either phone 038 370614 or email them: [email protected]).