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Dor-Shada Resort by The Sea
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Sattahip
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the series of 4+ star hotels on the strip of Jom Tien beach, Pattaya. The Dor Shada entrance is magnificent, it looks like a mix between a temple and and a huge old fashioned Thai style house. Staff is friendly and efficient. The rooms are big and light, the bed really comfortable. Our room had a little balcony, which is always nice. Bathroom is functional, could use freshening up, but is sufficient.
The pool areas are not really up to standard anymore; the outdoor area looks a bit run down. The pool bar is very nice, sitting in the water on concrete but surprisingly comfortable bar stools. The beach area could be great, but is not anymore. There are lots of trees on the beach, so shadow is readily available. But most of the wooden deck chairs are broken, most mattresses are torn and dirty, the area is not cleaned and newly set up at night, so it looks messy and run down. There are big bean bags in this area as well, a really nice idea, but again torn, leaking tiny foam balls and dirty. A real pity, as the area is so pretty and so much could be done to make it truly beautiful!
Breakfast is nothing extraordinary, but the spread is reasonable and looks/tastes good. It would be nice though if the person behind the egg station spoke at least the egg language in English, so that you can explain what kind of egg you'd like....
Having stayed at the Movenpick and the Ravindra, all comparable price and location wise, this one is not the one I would return to for another week end at the sea.

Room Tip: Building one has no view but is very quiet.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The resort is huge with various corners with activities. The room was at a right size, spacious, and well maintained. The beach was accessible from the hotel. We did walk on the beach up to the yacht club after dinner. Breakfast was OK, a good variety and good taste. However, the service in the restaurant was fantastic.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The location is right on Na Jomtien beach. Enough chairs by the pool and the beach. Spacious swimming pools. Staffs were nice. Decoration was a bit like temples. Breakfast could be improved. 7-11 in front of the hotel.

Room Tip: sea view rooms and pool view rooms are really close to the beach.
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Rooms have no soul. Staff are pleasant but utterly incompetent. Lots of smiling, agreeing & then nothing gets done. Sat in the restaurant & they've been discussing how to make a latte, all arguing about it in a clueless manner.

Didn't bother making our room up yesterday; make up room sign was def on.

At 4500THB for their most basic room, it's TOTALLY overpriced. Half of that would be fair.

I'd rather stay at the Overlook with the Torrance family.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

I have stayed at this place due to a conference, and I must say I am deeply disappointed. The place is huge, well maintained from outside, and right next to the beach. But that's where the positive stuff stops and unfortunately they are not of any use to me.

As a traveler, I needed a good night sleep and the Air conditioner is 'fixed' at a preset 27C temp. Secondly, they do not even have a Iron Box in the room and "urgent" service is charged at 50% premium to their horrendous list prices. Washroom seems to be blocked and room maintenance found an easy solution that is to remove the trap door, filter and let it be open. Lastly, except one or two front desk people none seems to understand any other language than Thai.

So here I am, staying at a 'resort' with horrible sleep quality, horrendous value and terrible WiFi.

Room Tip: avoid the place. that's the best tip
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Dor-Shada Resort by The Sea

Address: 256 Moo 4 | Na Chom Thian Subdistrict, Sattahip 20250, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Sattahip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Sattahip
Price Range: ₹ 7,157 - ₹ 15,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dor-Shada Resort by The Sea 5*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a beachfront Paradise in Pattaya and discover the beauty of the 5 star Dor-Shada Resort by the Sea. We are located beside Jomtien's glorious white sand beach. This fabulous resort offers the perfect place to find tranquillity and relaxation yet it is just a short distance from the heart of vibrant Pattaya. The stylish resort has been designed to reflect the very finest contemporary Thai architecture and benefit from the stunning sea views. Dor-Shada Resort by the Sea is comprised of 172 rooms and 16 villa's. Facilities include 2 swimming pools and bar at the pools, Jacuzzi, Fitness Centre and heavenly Spa. The design of the chic rooms at the Dor-Shada resort skilfully draws on traditional elements of Thailand's arts presenting guests with a striking reinterpretation that meets the demands of today's lifestyle. The light and airy rooms provide a generous amount of living space for guests to relax and feel at home. The suites and villas dark wood furnishing and intriguing Asian design accents compliment the superbly appointed bathrooms, luxury bed linens and subtle lighting. The resort is set at the heart of a lush tropical garden. The expansive grounds, security, outstanding facilities, caring staff and close proximity to clean and safe private beach make this the ideal family resort. A major feature of the resort id a fabulous swimming pool overlooking the magnificent Jomtien Beach and a turquoise ocean. Guests can have a refreshing swim, lounge by the pool or simply enjoy an exotic drink at the pool or beach bar while children have fun at the Kid's Playground. Other options for rest and relaxation include the luxurious oriental-style Spa with its extensive menu of treatments and massage services. A fitness Centre also compliments the Spa that you can stay in shape while away from home. Further more the Dor-Shada Resort by the Sea is 'a Golfer's Paradise'. The resort has its own 6 hole golf course and can be used by the guests and is absolutely free. A stay at the Dor-Shada Resort by the Sea means you are always just a few steps away from a rewarding game of golf. ... more   less 
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