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    Default Family hotel with pool in Jomtien recommendation please

    Hi everybody and a happy christmas.
    Traveling to BK for a visa app in January and need a recommendation for a hotel near the trendy that will accommodate myself, the Mrs and two 10 year old children. 2 double beds would be great.
    Same formula for jomtien beach.
    Not to worried about he budget in BK but ideally Id like to pay around 1200 baht per night and be walking distance to the beach in Jomtien.

    Many thanks Pat

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    The Atlantis Jomtien and the Sea Two Pool Hotel. All very good.

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    I will no doubt get slagged by our members who are Pattaya residents but do you really want to take your Mrs and family to Jomtien Pat? OK, so Jomtien is somewhat better than Pattaya in terms of a family holiday destination but if I was you I'd keep driving - right past that area. There's plenty of smaller resorts around Rayong and a trip to Samet would be nice.

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    Theyve all been before mate. Samet was a dump when I went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dippychippy View Post
    Theyve all been before mate. Samet was a dump when I went.
    Well, its been a while since I went to Samet - these days I go a little further down to Koh Chang/Mak/Kood. - Relatively unspoiled as yet but it won't be long - Chang's already seen a lot of development. I'm not really sure what 'National Park' means in the Thai way of thinking!

    Get yourself across to Koh Kood - a beach pool villa at the Soneva Kiri is an absolute bargain at £1903 per night in January.....................I kid you not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dippychippy View Post
    Theyve all been before mate. Samet was a dump when I went.
    I would recommend Koh Chang over Jomtien.

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    Koh chang is amazing getting built up now on one side but on the other nothing but not many beaches neither i love it in koh chang best place yet ,
    GO THIS year as it going down now and being built up .

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    My friend booked into the D Varee Jomtien resently. Nice hotel with all the rooms having a sea view. Right opposite the beach. Nice swimming pool.
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    Koh Chang is the best but it's a hassle to get to and from with a family.

    Jomtien, also Pattaya, can be great for families if you hit the right spots. Let's say you book into a nice hotel with a pool, which there are plenty of, though you'll need more than 1200, you can have a week's worth of lovely day trips also.
    1. Swiss Sheep Farm - really good place to visit.
    2. There are 2 water parks that are excellent albeit not cheap.
    3. Koh Larn/Si Chang are good days out.
    4. Khao Kieow Zoo.

    Add all the markets, street culture, restaurants etc....

    The list can be extended but my point is, as much as it CAN be bad...if you do it right you can have a great family holiday in Patts/Jomtien.

    My choice would always be KC but in answer to your post, maybe raise your budget to nearer 2000bt and you'll get a really nice pad.

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    Koh Larn was awful the last time I went, it was that bad I did a report on it. If I ever set foot on it again it will be too soon. Also did a report on Swiss sheep farm expensive for what there is there, mind you all the attractions around Pattaya are expensive these days. Koh Chang and Koh Samet were nice but Samet is often over crowded and over priced and now Koh Chang is very built up and bares little resemblance to the peaceful place it used to be. Not been to Koh Kood etc. but I believe they are less crowded and more serene but a little expensive. If Jomtien is what you want I have a friend based there who rents condos out so he may be able to help you. PM me if you want Ill contact him or give you a no.

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    Never been there, just seen photos of others, but isn't a farang family going to Swiss Sheep Farm a bit like a Thai family going on holiday to the UK and seeking out an amusement park that has a couple of TukTuks and skinny water buffalos in it?

    I can see the short-term attraction to Thais (my wife's first UK visit was strangely dominated by her fascination with sheep) but to farangs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Koh Larn was awful the last time I went, it was that bad I did a report on it. If I ever set foot on it again it will be too soon. Also did a report on Swiss sheep farm expensive .
    I bet the locals wouldn't pay to go inside and have a look at this Swiss sheep farm.

    Once we were in Krabi and we decided to do a fossil shell beach tour. There was a price of 10 baht for the locals and 200 baht for the foreigners. I didn't decided to do the tour Because of the price, but my wife did and payed for the fossil tour and come back within 5 minutes saying "that was a waste of time.


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    my friends stayed here pool on the roof, out of the noise a bit, good food around the corner, baht bus into jomtein or pattaya - https://bit.ly/2SWDWXm

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    [QUOTE=te2008;278326]I bet the locals wouldn't pay to go inside and have a look at this Swiss sheep farm.

    So you're talking from experience? Doesn't sound like it. Have you actually been?
    It is full of locals, kids like it, it's clean and well-maintained and the scenery is really nice. I don't recall it being expensive.

    I haven't been to Koh Larn in a long, long time....so I bow to others who say it's awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnet View Post
    Koh Chang is the best but it's a hassle to get to and from with a family
    Not a a hassle if you don't mind getting ripped by those bar stewards that also own Samui Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingwithathaigirl View Post
    I can see the short-term attraction to Thais (my wife's first UK visit was strangely dominated by her fascination with sheep) but to farangs?
    Sounds a bit like Khao Yai Floating Market - the one without a market

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    Yes been to Swiss sheep farm when it opened, report still there in Trip reports nothing to impress me but maybe more things have been opened now and added as it was recently opened then. I felt it was really quite poor for the money and double pricing in force, but what they charged the Thais was too much anyway.

    I think since the water parks opened and charge more than 1000 bht entry, places like Nong Nooch have increased their entrance fees dramatically, and lots of small farms and other venues have sprung up all trying to get in on the bandwagon so to speak, the going entry fee seems to be around 100 for Thai and 200 for foreigners regardless of how good or poor they are.
    Khao Kieow zoo is much better I have been several times and always enjoyed it and it was last time I went about the same price. Of course it's a zoo and people are concerned about animal welfare but I think it's good and they seem to look after the animals well. I think there is a roll to play for good zoos as breeding centres and educational values.

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