I don't like to find fault in this resort because overall I had an enjoyable stay, I intend to stay here again, and the owners Jim and Gordon and manager Carlos bend over backwards to please. However, I think it would only take a few changes to make the place perfect.
Firstly the positives: lots of space and privacy, pristine spacious rooms, reliable wifi internet access everywhere, nice pool and spa set in exotic gardens, lots of sun and sun lounges, quiet location (midway between Jomtien beach and downtown Pattaya), lovely Friday night cocktail party, good gym, no children, and friendly staff.
Only negative: the food. While always fresh, the food is very limited and comes from a menu you would expect to find in country motels in the 60's, i.e. completely lacking in any sophistication. Now while this is typical of many western establishments in Thailand (even the apparent up-market restaurant called Manhattan around the corner does little better) you would think that given the target market of Baan Souy, there would be a food menu with a bit more zip. Why not Salad Nicoise rather than tuna salad, bircher muesli rather than muesli with milk, fruit smoothies rather than just fruit juice, wholemeal or rye bread rather than processed white/brown bread, and why all the mayo and everything garnished with ubiquitous cole slaw and potato crisps from a bag? And, although this is Thailand, not a fresh mango to be seen!
To be fair, each room has a kitchenette so you could self cater to some extent. Also, the staff will attempt to prepare whatever you want but it took me a week to realise that I could have smoked salmon on scrambled eggs rather than a full English breakfast, as delicious and decadent as that might be on occasion!
Carlos promises me that he is going to revise the menus so maybe when I return, the food offerings will be vastly improved. Baan Souy will certainly deserve full star rating if this is the case.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Souy Apartments offer luxury Suites and Apartments designed for the discerning traveller who wants to rejuvenate body and soul.Our Luxury Accommodation features Stylish Thai Decor with the comforts of International Standards in a Lush Tropical Garden Setting.Whether you are looking for relaxation, action, sightseeing or adventure we can help you find the experience you want.With plenty of action and friends to be found, Pattaya is a popular place for those seeking fun in the sun.Baan Souy Resort is a Perfect Tranquil Exotic Hideaway where our discreet staff is encouraged to ensure expectations are satisfied and always with a smile: no request is too small or large.The Only Place to Stay and Play. ... more less
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