We stayed at the Dusit D2 the first 2 nights, and felt we needed to move to a cheaper hotel. After enjoying 5 star convenience, we selected the Nova for its location - runs parallel to the south end of the Walking Street. Nova is owned by the Amari group which has several properties in Pattaya. The place is run by an amiable German, Michael Fokker.
The Nova is split by a by-lane into 2 buildings: Platinum 1 & Platinum 2. We stayed at Platinum 2 the newer building. Platinum 1 has a pool, which Platinum 2 guests can also use.
On arrival, there is a welcome drink (lemonade) and a cold towel to wipe away the sultry Pattaya sweat. Check-in was smooth, our card was ready, and porters were eager to ferret us to our room.
The room (28 sq mtrs.) was smaller than the Dusit, and the shower was a tight squeeze. Also, the view isn't much to speak about in the 'Superior' room. I am told the Deluxe rooms (which cost 15% more) have a better view.
Breakfast is not included in the 1,700 baht/ night offer. However, there are many restaurants nearby if you fancy a bite or a decent Italian restaurant in Nova 1, or standard breakfast for around 300 bahts.
Room service is efficient if you open the door for them by 2 pm. We were smashed and knocked out till 4 pm, as expected we couldn't get room service to clean our room or provide fresh toiletteries in the evening.
Overall, I'd select this hotel for a low-cost, medium quality, safe homebase in Pattaya for a hop skip away to Walking Street. There are bike taxis available outside to ferret you anywhere in town, and a Family Mart convenience store for alcohol or any supplies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nova Platinum Hotel is a located in South Pattaya just a 5 minute walk from the Walking Street and Pattaya Bay. The hotel has 3 low rise buildings, with a total of 270 well-appointed guestrooms. All rooms feature a 32” Samsung LCD TV, DVD player, hairdryer, scale, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, safebox, free wi-fi internet access and an array of modern facilities. ... more less
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