An icon of Pattaya
Situated in the prime position on the headland of Pratumnak Hill of parkland overlooking the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand towards Koh Lan is the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. More than just a hotel, as it is actually four hotels on one 64 acre site of prime real estate. The family friendly, four hotels give the guest the illusion of staying in a boutique hotel, whilst offering all of the amenities and facilities associated with the industry’s finest resorts. In 1973, the Royal Cliff Beach Terrace opened with 106 rooms offering excellent sea views for the leisure guest and it has been constantly upgraded and now offers accommodation for 89 guests.
The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel built in 1974 comfortably accommodates 574 guests and has just completed an extensive refurbishment bringing it up to date to compete with the branded chains. The grand entrance with the road leading past the conference and exhibition halls, the central fountain as you arrive, the entranceway, the main foyer and ground floor have all been refurbished and levelled making it a much cleaner, spacious and easy way to move around the ground floor of the building seamlessly. I was checked in efficiently by the reception staff who explained the necessary and I was shown to the elevators. My room was an ocean deluxe at 36 square metres which had also just been completely refurbished and was finished to a high 5 star standard.
The glass walled bathroom had a large bath tub, marbled sink and separate frosted glass WC and shower cubicles. It was equipped with everything one would need for a safe and happy holiday – flat screen TV, desk and writing table, sofa and sitting area, oversized bed with crisp white linen, combination safe, fridge and mini bar and finished with light wood throughout and on the floor with all the modern amenities. I spent a very comfortable weekend at the hotel. The buffet breakfast had everything that you could possibly wish for regardless from where you came, your nationality or dietary requirements. There were plenty of staff who provided an efficient and comforting service. The Royal Cliffs Royal Wing Suites and Spa was opened in 1986 by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, now the current King of Thailand. This 5-star-plus accommodation is the hotels group’s flagship hotel and offers the finest degree of personal service known to man.
The last hotel on site is the Royal Cliff Grand hotel completed in 1992 which accommodates 372 people all rooms with sea views and balconies and this building also houses the Cliff Spa which offers guests an extensive range of body treatments and massages guaranteed to pamper and release the most demanding and stressed out clients. There was a first class health club and fitness facility called the Fitz Club. With two swimming pools, 7 championship tennis courts, 2 squash courts, a fitness suite with all manner of machines, steam and sauna for both men and women. The onsite Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) with a capacity of 10,000 people is perfect for corporate events and conferences and also holds a full calendar of events throughout the year. It has its own private helipad on the roof to receive special guests. The hotel has won the prestigious TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 7 times in the luxury category and always ranks high on the review site. It is also winner of more than 200 prestigious travel industry awards and the first hotel group in Asia Pacific to be in TTG Travel Hall of Fame.
For more information on the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, please visit: www.royalcliff.com