I recently became a Pattaya "resident" and a friend recommended the Oasis until I found a permanent home, because, as he said, "that's exactly what it is, an oasis." He was right.
How good is this place? So good that I actually had quite a few nights in just to enjoy the peace and quiet. It's simple - if you're coming to Pattaya and the Oasis is within your budget, you should seriously consider staying here.
My condo priorities are: quiet but very close to the action (whatever 'action' means to you, it's close), excellent WiFi, street food options, shops, gym, restaurant, swimming pool, discreet staff, reliable but unobtrusive security and no hassle for me or any guests I may have. The Oasis was perfect for me.
Length of stay: 7 weeks (and I'll be back as soon as possible. I should've booked for longer)
Rooms stayed in: D-Block studio for 5 weeks and initially the Deluxe Double Unit 1 with living room, bedroom and kitchen in A-Block for 2 weeks.
Prices: As listed on the Oasis website.
Internet: Excellent WiFi - averaging around 48 Mbps most days. I'm online for up to 10 hours a day so, as mentioned, this was a priority for me.
Cleanliness: Rooms are cleaned twice per week, but I believe you can request additional cleaning, if required. Cleaning staff are excellent, friendly and discreet.
Room features: Really excellent job on the rooms, which are new and well designed - exactly as they appear in the photos on the Oasis website and also exactly as described there. Lots of nice features in both units, spacious and bright, reliable water, excellent (and quiet) air con. Big flat screen TV plus media centre in the studio room. Great WiFi (I know I said that already, but it deserves a second mention).
Beds: Very comfortable.
General atmosphere: Absolute quiet 24/7 (that's quite a feat in Pattaya), friendly staff and safe with very effective but discreet security 24/7
Estate facilities: Very good restaurant (I prefer to get off-site for meals, but the few meals I had were very good), 2 pools, small gym, laundry
Location: Excellent - on Soi Bouakao, a central street with 7-11 shop just outside the gates, other shops, restaurants, cafes, street food, bars (catering for all tastes and requirements), clubs, massage parlours, plus a market and large gym (the best gym I've used in Pattaya to date) all within a few metres of the estate gates.
Staff: The most friendly, discreet and efficient staff I've come across.
Manageress: The best. Given the speed with which she gets things done, it's possible that she is actually identical triplets.
Problem-solving: Can't say I had any major problems while there, but any minor issues were dealt with amazingly quickly, with no hassle or reminders needed. They even helped me with looking for future condos.
Distance to beach: Never timed it but probably about a 10 or 15 minute walk if you take the direct short-cut (walk straight out the gate and keep walking, angling slightly left) or a little longer if you stick to the main roads.
Special note for my fellow solo travellers - Joiner policy: No joiner fees, just swap guest ID card for a numbered visitor card at security (this literally takes 1 second). Security will not return your guests ID card without the numbered visitor card, so you can keep it somewhere and your visitor can't "do a runner" without your agreement. No hassle, no questions, no "walk of shame". Everybody welcome - general open-minded "up to you" policy.
1/ Turning on SyFy channel to find a double episode of the "Ghost Whisperer" just starting. Seriously, there's nothing else to complain about and even then the unit had a media centre, so it was ok.
2/ Remembering that the Oasis was on my short-list last year, but I didn't come to see it before moving in somewhere else.
- Also Known As:
- *Diana-Oasis* Residence Hotel/Studios & Garden Restaurant Hotel
- *Diana-Oasis* Residence Hotel/Studios And Garden Restaurant
- *Diana-Oasis* Residence Hotel/Studios & Garden Restaurant Hotel Pattaya
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular Residence Hotel in great location. Best value for money around. 2 Pools, Parking, Fitness, Free WIFI and much more... ... more less