Feel “born again” at this sophisticated and stylish seafront getaway
The low-rise Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa, located a short drive south of Pattaya City, is a sophisticated and stylish property, offering a warm and welcoming experience for the discerning traveller.
From the moment you arrive in the capacious lobby with its fisherman’s village motifs, and are greeted by the elegantly clad staff, the Renaissance exudes an air of space and calm. It’s here you first encounter the ingenious muted décor—predominantly delicate turquoise blues and greens—that creates a feeling of understated elegance and refinement throughout.
With 257 rooms, in several size categories, the resort offers premium accommodation options ranging from the 40 sq.m Deluxe Balcony, to the 48 sq.m Deluxe Balcony Seaview, the 90 sq.m Family Suite, and right up to the opulent two-storey Beachfront Pool Villa. Cleverly designed, the rooms simply ooze spaciousness, and all feature sleek, modern fixtures and fittings as well as captivating views.
Event facilities include a variety of meeting rooms, all featuring state-of-the-art technology and natural lighting, as well as a 545 sq.m grand ballroom. The 4th floor, meanwhile, is dedicated to the 24hr gym and luxury spa—the latter redolent with the promise of pampering amid soothing surroundings. In addition, the property boasts two large swimming pools, a dedicated children’s pool, and a supervised kid’s club open 8am till 8pm.
For diners the Pebbles Bar and Grill overlooks the beach—home to a number of hotel loungers between 8am and 8pm—and although its focus is on seafood delicacies such as oysters and lobsters, it also boasts a popular beef grill station. Or, if you’d prefer some tapas and a cocktail as you watch the sun slowly sink, a short stroll away lies the Pool Bar, serving drinks from 9am to 7pm (food from 11am).
Another recommended F&B outlet is the 170 seat 609 Kitchen, which provides an all-day dining experience. Most guests will pay a visit at breakfast, where a belly-busting buffet offers an array of choice, including numerous styles of croissants, muffins, and pastries—all freshly baked in The Deli, the restaurant’s adjoining café. In the evening there’s another copious buffet at 609, this time featuring (among many other delights) salad bar, sushi, sashimi, shwarma, carving stations, oven-baked pizzas, freshly made pastas, a cheese freezer, and plenty of desserts. Or, choose from the extensive à la carte menu.
Last but not least, the R-Bar in the lobby serves drinks and bar snacks. Guests are invited to relax, take a seat on one of one of the chic comfy couches, and gaze out at the sea in the distance.
Along with all these on-site amenities there’s a complimentary shuttle service to the local attractions that include the Floating Market, Underwater World, and many others. But, in the end, the icing on this resort’s cake is its engaging staff. Always happy to offer assistance or suggestions, they complement the calming, oceanside ambience perfectly, allowing you to relax, re-awaken your senses, and unwind—all in luxurious style and comfort.
By Gary Anthony Rutland
Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa
9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip
Tel: 03 825 9099