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“Racist (South Asians Not Welcome)”
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Areca Lodge
Ranked #29 of 449 Hotels in Pattaya
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Racist (South Asians Not Welcome)”
Reviewed April 11, 2007

If you are of South Asian decent don’t expect to get a reservation. A friend and I are to make our second week-long trip to Pattaya, and we chose Areca Lodge because of the reviews and the fact that it was ‘girl friendly’. I tried to make a reservation here for 2 deluxe rooms but was informed that there was no vacancy. A few hours later my friend (who happens to be British and flying in to join me in Thailand) made a reservation for the same rooms for the same period and was told that the rooms were available.

I wish they would be more open about their racist policies and clearly state on their reservations page that people of South Asian decent are not welcome, instead of making veiled excuses of rooms not being available. Needless to say, we will never stay here and instead choose to stay in a place where our money is welcome and where we are treated with a level of decency.

  • Disliked — Discriminatory Policies
  • Stayed April 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2007

i went with a friend who stays ther 5 to 6 times a year must say i can see why he chose the lodge. he was there for 12 days while i stayed for 17, the hotel is centrall to all you may need you can access the beach in 10 mins if you cut through mikes shopping mall, the staff are all so friendly and up for a laugh, always ready with a smile night or day, only saw breakfast twice, (to many late nights)
and the all you could eat buffet breakfast as more than enough to sattisfy, i wish id managed a few more.

Stayed March 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2007

found this hotel ok but travellers beware of the con they try and do. the cleaners star damaging things in your room to make it look like you have done it and then they try to fine you , it was only after i threatened to get the police that they backed off thus proving thier admission of guilt. if you do decide to stay at this hotel get the manager to look over your room when you check in and never let the cleaners in on their own FROM A CONCERNED TOURIST overall pattaya was good but beware of the lady boys that con you

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Areca Lodge
Address: 198/21, 198/23 Moo 9, Soi Diana Inn, Pattaya Sai Song Road | Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Pattaya
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 449 Hotels in Pattaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Areca Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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