In 2013 Central Plaza Hotel Pcl received the Royal Warrant of Appointment from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, becoming the first hotelier in Thailand to receive such recognition. The Royal Warrant is awarded to companies that have shown exceptional services and commitment to the economic and social development of the Kingdom.
In 1980 the Central Group, Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate, founded Central Plaza Hotel PCL to handle the launch of its own hotel/mall/convention centre development in the expanding Ladprao area in northern Bangkok. The hotel opened in April 1983 and became the foundation of a network of deluxe and first-class properties in Thailand, and on 26 June 2007, in recognition of the need to establish a strong identity of its own, the hotel company initially named Central Hotels & Resorts re branded to Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Since the rebranding the group has further expanded throughout Thailand and, starting from late in 2009, began strategic growth overseas with the opening of its first resorts in the Maldives. Today, Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel company, with 46 properties covering all the main tourism destinations in Thailand. A further 21 resorts in the Indian Ocean, in Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka; the Far East, in Bali, Laos and Vietnam; and Africa and the Middle East, in Ethiopia, Oman and Qatar, are either open or in project.
In Pattaya you will find 3 Centara Grand Properties, the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, the Centara Grand Modus Resort and on the southern end of Pattaya you’ll find the 5 star Centara Grand Phratamnak.
Just a few steps from the beautiful beach, the five-star Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya features a stylish design with a dramatic marine themed lobby, Italian furnishings, and a pool and Jacuzzi on the rooftop. The hotel features 165 exquisitely appointed guestrooms, each including Smart TV’s, Nespresso machines, a large balcony or terrace, refrigerator, delicate cotton bed sheets, in-room safe and a rain shower. Family rooms and suites are also available.
Room types include the “Deluxe” offering 36sqm’s of living space, Deluxe Club suites at 45 sqm’s, Premium suites at 58 square meters and then their largest rooms the “Family Residence” & “Luxury One Bedroom Suite” at 88 square meters.
We stayed in the Luxury One Bedroom Suite Ocean Vista and couldn’t have been happier. The suite consisted of a large lounge area with the biggest TV I’ve seen in a hotel room. This was just one of four TV’s in the suite which were also located in the master bedroom, in the separate Kids room (with bunk beds) and in the master bathroom which could be viewed from the luxurious bathtub. Other amenities included a full sized refrigerator freezer, a Nespresso coffee machine, an in-room safe and a DVD player. The suite also had a very large wrap around deck accessed both from the master bedroom and lounge. Outdoor furniture included sun loungers and a table and chairs.
Restaurants include Oceana, the property’s all-day dining restaurant. Besides serving breakfast, Oceana offers a Thai-inspired menu where the accent is put on in-season local produce.
The hotel’s signature restaurant is Ruffino’s located on the rooftop and offering superb views across the bay. Ruffino serves comfort food to guests relaxing poolside along with a wide variety of dishes inspired by home-style Italian flavours. If you are visiting over a weekend be sure to take in the Saturday evening Royal Seafood Buffet as we did. There are plenty of other non-seafood items in the buffet and if you sit outside you’ll be able to enjoy the smooth sounds of their in-house DJ. The price is very reasonable, for a Centara Grand property with the buffet just 888 baht net or 1,388 net for buffet and free flow.
Separating the hotel from the beach is the hotel’s Breeze Beach Club. Open from 10 in the morning until 10 pm The Breeze Beach Club serves light meals and refreshments during the day and turns into a relaxing beach lounge in the evening. On Thursday evenings the Breeze serves up its best promotion of the week with its Ladies Cocktail Night. 250 baht and free refills from 5 to 10pm for the ladies and for the gent’s beers are discounted to 100 baht.
As one would expect from a Centara Grand property there is a full complement of amenities including a large rooftop swimming pool offering commanding ocean views, a well-equipped fitness center and the Centara’s signature spa Cenvaree
A complimentary shuttle service operates to the centre of Pattaya, and transfers to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport can be arranged. Centara Grand Phratamnak is perfectly located for enjoying the attractions of Pattaya, which include a large number of golf courses within easy travelling distance of the hotel.
If you are looking for a hotel that is near the action of Pattaya but located in a quiet and relaxed area then the Centara Grand Phratamnak is the perfect choice for you, especially if you are wanting the 5 star luxury that the Centara Brand is known for but at a surprisingly lower fare.
Centara Grand Phratamnak
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