- 3D2N stay for 2 for $708 (rrp. $1,223)
- 4D3N stay for 2 for $1,038 (rrp. $1,835)
- 5D4N stay for 2 for $1,358 (rrp. $2,446)
Hotel at a glance
Regal reds, monochromatic silvers, and sophisticated ivories accompany Nova Platinum Hotel’s mirror-like flooring as illuminating panels of blue and purple lighting fuse in symphony while greeting patrons into the 270-room four-star hotel centrally located near historic buildings and cultural heritages. Grand accents of honey gold and walnut-themed contemporary furniture fills rooms with plush double-sized beds to luxuriate upon alongside lengthy views of shady palm trees surrounding the freeform Tiffany-blue swimming pool aimed to whisk guests into an oasis to relax and unwind. After settling in, one can embark to the nearby Pattaya Bay by foot to partake in sun-soaking adrenaline-pumping water sports of kitesurfing, banana boat riding, and more, or craft customised itineraries to notable museums, art galleries, antique shops, and neighbouring eateries to engage in local culture before rounding off the evening with a cocktail in hand while dipping toes atop the gazebo at the poolside bar awaiting scenic views of pumpkin orange, flamingo pink, and raisin purple rays blend into a star-speckled nightfall. Enjoy a lazy day indoors packed with tantalising spa treatments of traditional Thai massages and custom facials designed to rejuvenate skin and relieve stress before heading to one of the three on-site restaurants proffering a range of international cuisines to sate appetites.
- Room size: 24 sqm
- Bedding type: Double or twin-sized bedding
- Max. occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child per room
- Restaurant and bars
- Swimming pool
- Babysitting services
- Dry cleaning and laundry services
- Medical services
- Forex services
- Car hire services
- Complimentary Wi-fi
Add-ons (payable to hotel)
- Extra bed with breakfast for adult (aged 12 and above): THB1,177 per person per night
- Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child (aged 3 – 11): THB177 per person per night
Pattaya, Thailand: What to see and do
150km from the high-fashion central of Bangkok on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand lies the jaunty town of Pattaya. Despite its rise to popularity on the wave of a debaucherous nightlife, the town has made efforts to attract a more family-friendly crowd. The result is a complementing mix of both, with a seamless transition from beach to bar. While the beaches may appear underwhelming compared to its more popular counterparts, it is a great place to begin one’s cultural immersion as hotels, restaurants, malls, and go-go bars line the street facing the balmy bays. Pattaya Beach bursts at the seam in a flurry of activity from touts looking to pawn a bed in a dorm to tourists on a journey of self-discovery, to vendors trying to sell off cheap trinkets.
Much like the rest of the country, the locals at Pattaya are highly spiritual. More than just a pit stop for tourists to admire the intricate architecture, the temples serve as a functional place of worship for the locals. Buddha Hill panders to both facets, with Chinese-style landscaping dedicated to Confucius and Lao-Zi, and a giant statue of Buddha placed on the summit. Alternatively, one may stroll through the art gallery of Anek Kuson Sala, which showcases the finest Chinese architecture and art constructed in the late 80’s in celebration of the King’s 60th birthday. It features an exhibition of antiques such as a large white-jade Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s terra-cotta soldiers and horses, and ancient paintings.
As with most other coastal towns in Thailand, snorkelling and diving is a popular endeavour among water babies. An archipelago of nearby islands like Ko Larn, Ko Sak, and Ko Krok offers a temperate sea bed for beginners, while ship wrecks like the HTMS Kut, the Bremen, and the Harddeep presents a more intricate challenge for the seasoned. After a day at the beach, head back to town for a round of golf or catch a cabaret show for a cosmopolitan way to pass the time.