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“Pattaya Quick Trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Sabai Empress
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   436 / 21 Pattaya 2nd Road, Pattaya 20150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #145 of 388 Hotels in Pattaya
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pattaya Quick Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Good quality hotel for Pattaya. Rooms are well-appointed, with wood floors and furnishings, and include safe-deposit box. Large, comfortable bed. Hotel has roof-top pool with good view. However, no attendant on duty, you have to call for food or beverage service.

Location in North Pattaya is good, only 10-minutes and 10-Baht on
songtow (or 50-baht by motorbike) to Walking Street, yet far enough away to allow restful sleep.

Excellent breakfast; restaurant staff very accommodating, made omelets and French toast when requested. I am surprised that some reviews gave less than good evaluation of breakfast. I travel worldwide frequently, and was quite satisfied. You cannot expect the same selection as in a 5-star Tokyo hotel.

The only reason I did not give overall Excellent rating was that front desk personnel at check-in and check-out were not very welcoming or friendly,
no Thai smiles. This was only disappointing aspect of an otherwise enjoyable stay. Nevertheless, I would go back.

Room Tip: Request high floor, away from elevators (but not 9th floor, as that is where pool area is located
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed from 18th October to 22nd October 2013 (4 nights) in room 506. There was no tea/coffee making facility in the room. Luckily we had a heater with us for making milk for our little daughter which became very handy. There is no variety in Breakfast and we ended up eating the same things on all four days. The pool was small but had a jaccuzi and on all occasions the pool was not crowded. Close to the Big C. There are a lot of places to eat around the hotel. The staff were very polite and helpful. They did charge for the breakfast for our daughter aged 5 + years although she hardly ate anything.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have stayed at the Sabai Lodge, Sabai Resort, and now the Sabai Empress. I have to say the Sabai Empress is the best of the bunch.

The Sabai Empress is the newest of the Sabai Group has a great location across from Big C Shopping Mall.

The room was good size and I had no issue with noise both from other rooms or outside the hotel.

Didn't try the breakfast so can't comment.

Pool area small but nice, good view from the top of the hotel (9th floor).

Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hotel is clean, buffet breakfast is poor I only had it once in 10 days, the pool area and pool were the deal maker for me I left this hotel for the rcon blue only to be disappointed this was worth the extra money if you want somewhere cheap 18 coins would be my choice! There is no extra charge for bringing women back. They are building a hotel next door so sometimes you can hear building works. IT is around the corner from the fairtex muay thai gym where you can do muay thai and use the gym. It is a 30 min walk to walking street but a bag. Baht bus is only 10 baht. I would stay here again but not bother with the breakfasts! Just get hotel only not b and be!

Room Tip: Get a room near the pool and away from the hotel next door they are buildimg
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Generally, the hotel met my expectations. It is true that I was distracted with quite a few things. Wifi is pretty big joke, work, Not work.Mostly does not work. Upon arrival, I was placed in room 708, all well and good until the moment when you want to sleep. The noise in the room is similar to the factory. It is true that the next day I quickly changed the room. So they are well informed about the problem and despite that they sell it. It would be nice toinform me of the situation in this room if they were full and the decision would be mine. The staff is generally very friendly. The location is not bad. The final impression is good.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed a week location to far to walk to the main entertainment area of walking street although the taxi trucks do go past the hotel , just 10 bht to most places in north or south pattaya . The hotel is near the big C shopping mall and a small night market is opposite a few eating and drinking places one set of girly bars called drinking street not far away . The hotel location then not perfect for those who visit Pattaya for heavy entertainment and the wilder side of Pattaya action .
The hotel is just a little to expensive I feel for the facilities on offer , first the delux room was large had good air con decent sized bed but very hard matress, the toilet and bath and shower was all good enough except the shower was in the bath and water leaked onto the floor when taking a shower, Not great but there is a small swimming pool on the roof with a bar but the bar was not attended when we went there.by far the biggest let down we found out was the restaurant , on our deal through Agoda included was the breakfast buffet , very average selection and hot food was not kept that hot a big problem , some buffet Items not topped up as they where used up , there was room service but no one seemed to use the restraunt other than for the low rent breakfast deal ,those kitchen and waiting staff were less than helpful in the restaurant not keeping an eye on the food, and not bothering with quests requests to make sure the food available was topped up ,and the gloomy silent attitude of those staff and average food choice and quality spoiled our stay and was in complete contrast to reception and house keeping staff who were excellent and made you feel welcome all requests done with a smile .

I will look next time for another hotel in Pattaya because for similar money I feel there are better hotel choices , low point especially the food and restaurant and staff there in particular not up to standard ,also it has to be said there are few other facilities ie no proper bar, the hotel is not in the best location, so sorry my view is the hotel not the best choice around , I suspect research will throw up better choices for similar money..

Room Tip: High floor has views over the city , but not wonderfull sea view .
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bribie Island, Australia
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361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have stayed in the SE a couple of times over the past couple of years and it remains a consistently pleasant experience. Despite what a couple of other contributors appear to think this property is NOT new, though it is certainly well-maintained.

Whilst the beds are extremely hard (which I don't mind), the rest of the rooms are very well-appointed and comfortable and the other hotel facilities are great and the breakfast, though relatively simple, is more than adequate.

Sabai Empress has very easy access to quite a big shopping nearby centre if you are a shopaholic and there are numerous dining options in the vicinity.

Room Tip: Don't bother to book a corner suite. They are certainly very big at around 42 square metres, but...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 436 / 21 Pattaya 2nd Road, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Pattaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#32 Best Value Hotel in Pattaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sabai Empress 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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