Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Jomtien Beach, 353 Phra Tamnak Rd., Pattaya, 20150, Thailand

High on a bluff about 1½ km (1 mile) south of town, this four-hotel ensemble, a Thai institution, is known far and wide for its gulf views, setting, and staggering size. But time hasn't been kind to the Royal Cliff, which in stark contrast to the newer hotels nearby feels dated and impersonal. On the plus side, even the standard rooms are big and well furnished, and most have ocean-view terraces (request one ahead of time). Some suites have two bedrooms, making them good for families. Each of the several swimming pools has a view; the beach is nice, but it's a hike down some stairs. The 11 on-site restaurants prepare a range of cuisines. Rossini, a recent addition, serves high-quality Italian food at affordable prices.

PROS

  • attractive Thai decor
  • beautiful views

CONS

  • tricky to get to beach
  • so-so dining
  • out-of-town location

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
On the beach
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 038-250421 | 02-2820999-in Bangkok

HOTEL DETAILS

966 rooms, 162 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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