The Sea View is in Pasir Bogak where a lot of Malaysians holiday but very few westerners. The 'resort' is a collection of cabins with a swimming pool and a restaurant and that's about it, apart from a huge amount of empty land behind the cabins. The rooms are ultra basic, although there was air con and a TV with local channels. Rooms were serviced daily, and the restaurant wasn't too bad - only a few others within walking distance and the ones we tried were far from good.
The staff seemed were a bit inconvenienced whenever we asked for anything. The best thing about the place is the location - right on the beach, and it was a lovely, clean swimming beach. It's a couple of kilometers walk into the main town.
The Cantina had recently opened when we stayed, and the owners seem to be the kind of people who will keep up the good standards and keep on top of maintenance. There is free WiFi and cable TV, fridges and safes in the rooms. Mexican-themed with sandstone, very comfortable beds, a good restaurant, very helpful and friendly staff and the right price make this probably the best value in Pattaya.
It's down a quiet side street, only a couple of minutes walk to the heart of everything but far enough away to be not bothered by noise.
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