Areca Lodge Hotel Pattaya

Areca Lodge Hotel in Pattaya

More pictures of Areca Lodge Hotel can be found in the Areca Lodge Hotel Gallery

Areca Lodge is located on Soi Dianna in central Pattaya. A beautiful hotel with an open air design and two swimming pools. I stayed there in October of 2006 in an executive suite on the fifth floor. The suite was 2000 Baht a night ( $52 ) at the time. They also had rooms at 1200 Baht and 1000 Baht.

The executive sweet was nice and came with a fresh fruit basket, newspapers delivered daily, and nice plush robes. Looking back it was a little expensive but I thought it was worth it and still do. They have a very good restaurant on site which also meant room service. The mini bar was nice and stocked although a little expensive but they did provide free water.

The food at the restaurant was good but not as good as nearby Thai restaurants. They offered laundry service but it was expensive compared to the small laundry across the street where I had all my laundry done. Seven days worth of clothes at the small laundry was 280 baht!

On the plus side the Areca has 2 large pools. Great for relaxing around and enjoying the view. The main pool gets more sun during the day which makes it much hotter on that side. The newest pool in the back behind the new wing is just right and of course you can order food and drinks while at the pool. If you aren’t a guest at the Areca you can still enjoy the use of their pools for a small fee for the day. At the time I think it was 50 Baht.
The Areca Lodge bills itself as a non smoking hotel…which means they don’t want you smoking in the rooms but they have an ashtray on every balcony. I’ve heard they will charge you if you smoke inside the room. I had no problems smoking on the balcony and you can also smoke at the pool and the restaurant.

Areca lodge wasn’t set up for Wifi when I was there and that may have changed but they did offer a few computers in the lobby for internet access but you had to pay 10 Baht for ten minutes or so.

Areca Lodge also has a small outside bar which is nice for a nightcap or while waiting for your taxi.

Note: Making reservations directly through Areca Lodge is sometimes difficult as they will tell you that they are fully booked. In reality they hold large chunks of rooms for thailand hotel sites and they usually have rooms availablke for your requested dates. So, if you want to stay at Areca Lodge and they say they are booked search Agoda and you will find rooms and usually at a cheaper price.

Many more pictures of the room I stayed in and the hotel in the Areca Lodge Hotel Gallery.

If you have a review of a Thailand hotel send it in using the contact form on the About page and I’ll be sure to give you credit and a link back.

Areca Lodge Website

198/21, 198/23 Moo 9 Soi Diana Inn, Pattaya Sai Song Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260, Thailand

+66(0) 3841 0123, +66(0) 3841 5549, +66(0) 3842 4801

For the absolute best price go through Agoda for Areca Lodge  reservations…they are usually cheaper than the hotel itself.

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    4 thoughts on “Photography in Thailand

    1. Talen the thought that drives my photography is that one day I might get a half decent photo out of my cheap camera, but at £80 what can I expect. Next trip I will be making more use of Wilai’s better and more expensive camera so fingers crossed I should get some decent shots. Excellent snap of the two young monks in the top photograph, although the look captured on their faces seems to be questioning whether it would be the life for them.

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    2. Talen , like you I carry my camera with me always and a extra charged battery to. I took a few pics when in America of the kids and grandkids , , I remember so vacations we would get home and the camera would still be in the gloce box .BUT, not that I did not have a life before Ciejay, But my whole world changed when i meet her and I see everything and everyone in a whole different light . She has the heart of a angel ( not just me that thinks that ) and she has taught me so much about people and myself that I never realized , and I have been a pastor and preacher for 30 years . I guess some things can change and you can teach a old Dog new tricks ha ha . So I sometimes think I take to many and then when I look at them I love them all Malcolm

      You take some gtrat shots and I can see you thought in lots of them .. Super

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    3. Talen its usually family shots at home. Here I usually have the camera to hand, there are indeed so many opportunities. The young monks look like they might have just finished sweeping the Wat grounds! Great shot.

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    4. An important question you raise her Talen!

      I never leave the house without my camera. Missed too many nice shots. Which is why I recently downsized the equipment. The DSLR with the many lenses is gone, replaced by a small Leica, a gem of a camera.

      But for certain photography you can’t do without certain primes and zooms.

      I’m soon again in the market for a decent DSLR – while I enjoy your photography. There are photographers who never shoot people.

      People, the most exciting objects/subjects, are a centerpiece of your images.

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