My wife are senior citizens from Canada and just returned from spending three days at the Morningstar Guesthouse in Jomtien Beach, Thailand, which is just south of Pattaya. This is our second stay there. We plan to stay there again if we return to that area of Thailand in the future.
The guesthouse is a little hard to find, but worth the effort of looking. It is located on a side street just north of Soi 12 and is roughly 250-300 meters from the beach. To find it, take the side street on the north side of the Sarita Hotel, which is on Jomtien Road. Go some 200-250 meters, turn left, and it is on the right hand side.
The beach, which is across the street from the Sarita Hotel, is clean and has not been crowded the times we have been here. Beach chairs with an umbrella overhead run 30 baht (about $1.05 US) per person per day. Beach towels are available at the guesthouse.
The husband and wife owners of the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The husband is Thai, but lived in the US for many years and is fluent in English. His wife is Chinese (or Chinese Thai) and also speaks English well.
The hotel is well kept and spic-n-span clean. It has no lift, so access to all floors above the first is by stairs that are not the easiest to climb, but provide good exercise. It is on a quiet side street, and the times we were there, the residents were very quiet.
The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the busiest part of Jomtien Beach, but numerous songtau taxis (small pickup trucks with a cap over the top) are available for only 10 baht (about 35 cents US) per person. Many songtaus go on to Pattaya for those who are interested. Hotel doors are locked at 10:00 p.m. but guests are given a keypad card and can enter whenever they wish.
If you are looking for a good inexpensive place to stay at a reasonable price, check out the Morningstar Guesthouse. We are happy to recommend it.
Ron & Anne
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jomtien Morningstar Guesthouse located on a calm side road 50m before Jomtien Soi 12 and approximately 150m from Jomtien beach road. We provide 23 deluxe rooms. For family traveler with kids or group traveling who would like to stay connect together but still individual, there are connecting rooms available to apply your requirement. Every room offer an ambience of elegant which emphasizes on comfortable and is now one of the best accommodation in the area where it located. The guesthouse also provides a large deluxe ground floor room which is comfortable and very suitable for those who have health problem or eldery. We would like to invite and welcome you to the quality of holiday staying experience at an affordable and reasonable prices. Your pleasantness is our goal. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more less
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