if you're looking to get away near the beach at an affordable place, then that's the place to stay. I have stayed there few time but on this 3rd trip, I asked the owner if Internet was faster than few years ago, as the last time it was horrible , I had to go out and look for Internet outside. working with clients worldwide while on vacation , I do work on the middle of the night pretty often . going out at 3 am for an Internet shop was just impossible. so I wanted to make sure before I book the room, that they had fixed their Internet . owner said it has been and that it was much faster than before . I said I would book but would leave If the Internet wasn't good .
arrived there at 7pm from Bangkok , and there were nobody to greet us. didn't even know if I had to pay for driver as it was booked via the hotel . so paid and looked inside hotel, in the kitchen and finally found someone. gave me the keys and we had to bring our own bags upstairs (4 floors) . I mean we had to do it all. I was surprised as it wasnt like that before but I guess arriving at 7 pm is too late as everyone was gone already. he didn't asked for passport , neither for credit cards, just gave us the rooms and we were left there.
in my room, of course Internet wasn't right . tested it and it was under 100kb . on 2 nd floor my friend had same issue, had a hard time connecting to the network. went to dinner , came back , tried again, same thing. I just left and booked an hotel elsewhere as I just didn't want to stress with it.
came back the next day, and paid for the 2 rooms , which we didn't used , didn't touch anything, and we were asked to pay at least 3 nights each. I said I didn't want as I made it clear if I didn't have Internet, I would t stay. I only paid one night.
also there were no security guard this time . yes we had a key to open the door, but yanking hard on it was enough to open it.
I'm not here to talk bad, that's a cheap place, great location, and rooms are huge. if you're just there on a tight budget . then go for it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tui's Place Guest House is a small but well regarded gay guest house, situated less than 3-meters from the golden sand of Jomtien beach; known to locals here as Dongtan beach. Our guest house is located 4kms South west of Pattaya and 150kms South east of the Thai capital Bangkok, in the province of Chonburi. Tui's Place is noted for the friendly, relaxing, timeless environment created for our welcome guests, who come here to eat, sleep and/or drink - and we pride ourselves that we treat everyone here; be they new or returning guests, like part of our family. We extend an invitation to you and promise; should you be able to come sample the atmosphere here, the warmest of welcomes right-on the gay beach in Jomtien. ... more less