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“First Of Many (Great People, Perfect Location and Amazing Food) 5*”

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Richman Poorman Guesthouse
Ranked #40 of 523 Pattaya B&B and Inns
Winsford, United Kingdom
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“First Of Many (Great People, Perfect Location and Amazing Food) 5*”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

A Perfect hotel for singles, couples or group of friends!! Completely by chance, I and two friends had the pleasure of staying at the Richman Poorman Guesthouse and what a fantastic experience it was. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and where really disappointed to leave. (To put this into perspective firstly, we had originally only planned to say for a couple of days.... and actually ended up remaining there for the entirety of our stay in Thailand and secondly I have never felt obliged to bother writing a review before, but Richman Poorman deserves it as do the husband, wife and staff who run this establishment)

Very appropriately called, "Richman Poorman", it was as the name suggests. Everyone gets treated the same, and you are made to feel like a king no matter where you originate from. Eddie from New York and his Thai wife are a pleasure to speak with and to be around and were the most gracious, friendly and helpful hosts you could ever wish for. No matter what your problem or issue, large or small, it is their pleasure to try to solve it for you. Whether you need directions, advice, recommendations, and translations or if you simply need a taxi, both they and their staff could not have been more eager to help and please.

The food and drink in the restaurant is of a good selection and this is reflected by its popularity and the service they provide. The food can be said to be nothing less than fantastic, both Thai and Western options, Inspired by big American portions (which always left me feeling full). With Great taste and unbelievable value for money it really can't be beaten. However, I would personally recommend in particular the breakfasts that I cherished and looked forward to every day. I would certainly recommend you to try them at least once, (but be careful) as you will be back for more! A concrete testament to the great quality of this food and service provided is the very popular and strong local following of expats and Thai people. I met many of these expats during my stay and also other tourists from many different nations. What’s outstanding though is that here you can feel the overwhelming sense of camaraderie, friendliness, togetherness, fun and humour that will make your holiday and stay very memorable. Also may I add this is a really good opportunity to gather local knowledge and information that icould be invaluable to your stay in Thailand and this also made it the most enjoyable place I have ever been.

The rooms are comfortable, quiet, and very clean. Some also have great views of the ocean at very reasonable prices’. All rooms come well equipped with everything you need like TV, hot shower, air conditioning, mini bar and most importantly a safe (use of which is free of charge). All the cleaning staff are fast, efficient, effective and very friendly, replacing you with fresh towels and complements every day. As for the rest of the staff I have never met such a nice, well oiled, genuine, hardworking and truly trustworthy bunch of people with an attention to detail every day. They truly do their utmost to look after you, and make your stay as pleasurable as possible. With a quick serving of ordered food and beverages and no bar ladies running around trying to acquire drinks or hassle you for money makes the atmosphere downstairs a relaxed and very pleasing one.

As if it couldn’t get any better, the location of Richman Poorman is ideally located in Jomtien (a family orientated, quiet place) just a little outside the sometimes quite crowded, busy night life and markets of Pattaya; however near enough to go by baht bus in under 15minuets. Richman Poorman is also located a stone’s throw away from the beach (with jet skis and other water sports). Also about six metres away there is a 7/11 or Family Market for any everyday items you may need. Only seven meters from the guesthouse are continuous service of baht buses which cost 20Bart or roughly 50pence for a short ride into Pattaya which is where Walking Street, most markets and tourist attractions are affluent. Lastly a range of high quality Seafood and Thai Restaurants are just nearby within a 2-10 min walk.

In conclusion The Richman Poorman Guesthouse is just one unique place and one unique crowd with great stories…… just fantastic and once you have been you will definitely want to return soon.

Room Tip: Laundry can be done daily at a more then reasonable price!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sandiway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

stayed here with group of friends this place really is the pick of the bunch. located just off jomtien beach with a selection of decent restaurants nearby although the food in the guesthouse is well worth trying. the staff are excellent very hospitable as nothing is a problem for them very friendly. will definately be back soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a perfect hotel for single or coupples who like Amerikan/Thai friendlynes. American/European inspired big big porsjons of food with Great taste. The Rooms are all big and very cleen.( ""note: some of The Rooms have a "old mans smell" but maybe only because they have been standing unused for a while"") very friendly staff with Quick serving of ordered food and beverage. No bar ladies running around for drinks or hussling you for your money. 7 m to bathbus and 5 m to 7 eleven or family Mart. 10 m to beach with good food. Restaurants nearby 1-5 min walking. No noise and a quiet place a little outside The crouded places ,but nearby enough to go by bathbus. Ive not Been sleeping in The Rooms but ive looked at over half of them , and ive Talked to many guests who are all very satisfied. The only minus for a very few people is that there is no elevator. But for most of us this is no problem. If you're not staying here i urge you to try the food.Breakfast and dinner is better here than in The biggest hotels with The "best" chefs. And The pumpkin pie with ice cream is a must try .

  • Stayed October 2012
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Montauk, New York
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I chanced this place and it was the best thing i could have done. Great people good food , beach is right across the street. the owners ,staff all got of there way to look after you and are truly trustworthy.I need to eat American food ,not just Thai, and its very good at this place. theres no one trying to hustle you , just one unique bar crowd with great stories. cheers
Tom Christman MTK NEW YORK and Townsville Australia

Room Tip: Great views all upper floors
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

I am on business on a regular basis in Pattaya. I enjoy a good quality breakfast on a weekend and I was introduced to this very small friendly restruant by an American friend. I am a Kiwi who landed in the middle of the unofficial American Embassy. Eddie from New York and his Thai wife run this place and the food is nothing short of fantastic but I especially love the breakfasts. Don't be put off by the appearance of the place, it does not do the place justice and the very strong local following is testament to this. Eddie also offers some well priced rooms upstairs in a great location just across the road from Jomtien Beach. To close, try the Irish coffee, just fantastic

Room Tip: No pool, but go for a Seaview room and go swim in the ocean
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

I have stayed at Richman Poorman several times, for several years and have enjoyed my stay every time. The rooms are comfortable,quiet,very clean and have great views of the ocean at a very reasonable price. It located across from the beach, I walked there everyday. at night took public transport for a short ride into Pattaya. The staff is some of the nicest people i have met and the owner and his wife are gracious hosts.The restaurant has a good selection of great food, (with serving portions that left me full) and drinks and it shows by the amount of business going through the place. It is very popular with the local expats for their quality food at very reasonably prices. I have met many of the expats and tourists from many different nations at the friendly bar. When I am in Pattaya I always stay here and recommend all my friends to stay here. They also arrange 2-3 golf outings a week to several 30+ golf courses within 1 hour of the Guesthouse, that include transportation to and from golf course. A big plus for golfer of all playing abilities.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Richman Poorman Guesthouse
Address: Corner Beach Road Soi 9,Jomtien, Pattaya, Pattaya 20250, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Pattaya
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Ranked #40 of 523 B&Bs / Inns in Pattaya
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Richman Poorman Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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