i was able to get away for a one night r & r from my busy schedule this week and again i chose the Woodland Suites. previously i have always had a poolside room there, but this time i stayed on the 5th floor in a "deluxe" suite. a great layout, good amenities and modern decor as in the poolside rooms, and most importantly, that same wonderful bed with those luxurious linens. (not the typical course, starchy and stiff sheets that so many other hotels use.) i cannot ever remember getting a better night's sleep anywhere, even at home. all my friends who join me there also say the same thing. its actually difficult to get out of bed in the morning to make it down to the breakfast buffet before it closes. i wish most decisions in life were like that, the lessor of two pleasures rather than two evils.
the thing that i took special notice of this time around was that i recognized most of the front office and f & b staff from previous visits and they recognized me. i think this says a lot about a hotel. not only do they recognize returning guests, but they remember what makes them happy. further, it must be a good environment for them as they all seem to stick around over the years. this makes for a seamless operation and a familiarity that affords guests a great stay and for some very pleasant interaction with guests. i have been to so many hotels around the world where i get the feeling that the staff are there just putting in their time, and i am an intrusion upon their space, not so at the Woodlands. the staff's enthusiasm about the hotel where they work is a big plus for the guests that they serve.
the location is also a big plus. access to the hotel is so easy from out of town, and yet all of what most folks would want to do in Pattaya is never more than 10 to 15 minutes away. access from BKK can be a real hassle at other locations, but the Suites is situated for a quick entry to or exit from town on even the busiest of holiday weekends, yet i can walk to many of the places i wish to go to as they are not that far away.
- Also Known As:
- Woodlands Hotel
- Woodlands Hotel Pattaya
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodlands Suites Serviced Residences is the first and only Studio and Apartment complex in Pattaya committed to provide a home away from home with chic, contemporary, comfortable and trendy living space.Woodlands Suites Serviced Residences features 74 luxuriously appointed studios and apartments all providing a large private balcony in a perfect privacy making it an excellent destination either for short or long stay while in Pattaya.Ideally located in Northern Pattaya, Woodlands Suites Serviced Residences is surrounded by a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city and at the same time within walking distance from shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants, beach...etc. ... more less