The new five-star hotel, with its contemporary and family-friendly vibe, is a reflection of the renaissance that Pattaya is now undergoing, discovers Xinyi Liang-Pholsena after a weekend stay with her family
Mytt Beach Hotel is the newest Pattaya property of the A-One Hotel Group, its sleek steel-and-glass exterior rising over its trio of lower-rise sister properties next door.
From its location in north Pattaya, the 236-room hotel is just steps from the beach and Teddy Beach Museum, while a short tuk-tuk ride or 10-minute walk will lead to Terminal 21, the latest retail attraction in Pattaya.
I stayed in the 32m2 Deluxe Ocean room, which paid homage to its beach location with motifs of blue ocean swirls punctuating its white-and-beige interiors. The expansive window, nearly extending to the floor, was a constant fascination for my one-year-old who was eager to look at the surrounding buildings, sky and sea.
The bed was a decidedly plush and comfortable affair, and afforded a good night’s sleep even though it was shared with a toddler. Overall, comfort is found in good measures throughout the contemporary styled room and well-equipped toilet.
The Kitch, the all-day dining restaurant on the ground floor, is the main focal point of Mytt Beach Hotel’s F&B offerings. The cascading light features, marble walls and floorings, red and grey chairs, plus triangle carpeting come together to make a sumptuous setting.
On the weekend that I visited, The Kitch was a soft bustle of activity in the morning, filled with mostly domestic families as well as leisure tourists. The buffet breakfast spread also featured a good variety of dishes. The Mood Bar, set opposite The Kitch in the striking lobby, offers an inviting spot for coffee and drinks with its curved chairs in purple and grey.
An infinity swimming pool is perched on the 12th floor, offering a great vantage point to take in panaromic views of the paragliding and speedboat action in the Pattaya sea. A indoor baby pool and the Melt Bar are tucked adjacent to the main pool.
Other recreational facilities include the Moon Spa, Move fitness centre and The Living Room executive lounge.
The 1,000m2 Vertical Ballroom, which can be divided into three separate rooms, is likely the biggest event and function space in Pattaya, accommodating up to 1,500 pax for cocktail receptions.
The hotel is fronted by warm and friendly staff. We were attempting a family self shot whilst in the pool, when a station manager walking by immediately rendered assistance.
Outstanding for its price point, topped with great hospitality and interior design. My pleasant time in this hotel made me look at Pattaya in newer light – one that is hippier, contemporary and friendly to families.
No. of rooms 236
Rates From 3,500++ baht (US$106++)
Tel: (66) 38 259 510