We're conveniently located in the absolute middle of Pattaya's thriving dining, shopping and entertainment scene on bustling Beach Road. We face the beach and are well-placed to provide you with the best in both urban living and beachside relaxing. By staying with us you are guaranteed to love Thailand's best beach resort city.
Best of all, we’re located next door to Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Asia's largest beachfront shopping complex, hosting over 200 fashion outlets, a food court, fitness centre and spa, cinema, bowling alley and more. Further afield can be found a range of activities for all ages and interests, ranging from tropical islands and floating markets, to vineyards, temples, go-karting, cooking classes, parasailing, cultural museums, deep-sea fishing, golf and more!Wave Hotel
To help you get around town we've compiled this helpful list of travel dos and don'ts
TRAVELLING TO PATTAYA
Pattaya can be reached in a two-hour drive along the Bangna–Trat Highway via Bang Pakong, Chonburi and Si Racha. However, visitors can avoid Chonburi by opting for Highway 36, the new Chon Buri – Pattaya – Rayong route. Our hotel is pleased to offer guests arriving by car free valet parking as on-site space is limited. Guests staying three hours or more are asked to have their car deposited for safe-keeping at The Bayview (also part of Sukosol Hotels) hotel behind.
Regular air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) daily. Buses depart the Eastern Bus Terminal every 30 minutes, from 05:00 to 22:00, and from the Northern Bus Terminal frequently between 05:00 and 19:00. You can also hop a mini-van from Century One shopping mall (Victory Monument). This is a very fast and convenient option; rides take just 1.5 hours. There are also a few minibuses that travel directly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Pattaya, departing 9:00, 12:00 and 19:00 daily.
The State Railway of Thailand offers a daily train service departing from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station at 06:55. It takes about 4 hours (on a good day!) to reach a station on the outskirts of Pattaya, from there a short taxi ride will get you into town.
Bangkok Airways provides daily flights connecting Ko Samui with U-Taphao Airport, which lies about 30 kilometres south of Pattaya. From there a short taxi ride will get you to the hotel.
GETTING AROUND PATTAYA
These are pick-up trucks with a hard canopy top and bench seats in the back. All you have to do is flag down the driver with a small gesture, get on, wait until you are about five meters from your exact destination, ring the bell on the ceiling and your driver will stop. You pay the driver through the window on the pavement side. The standard fee for anywhere in the city is Baht 10 (keep some change on hand, as they don't like changing large notes.).
Proper taxis with air-con are available for trips anywhere, not just to the airport. These taxis are not normally metered and any trip is subject to bargaining. However there are various standard fares, and most taxi firms advertise these. Most of the drivers speak a bit of English and are great sources of information. Otherwise, our hotel is happy to arrange transport to any destination, please speak with a Guest Experience Manager for details.
Motorbike-taxis are a way of life in Pattaya. If you want to get to somewhere quickly or conveniently, particularly at busy times, these are your best option. On every corner in Pattaya you'll find a gathering of motos. They are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These drivers will take you anywhere for Baht 20–50 depending on the distance. As always in Thailand, remember to negotiate the price before heading off and be aware that helmets are not provided.
Pattaya Council has recently started a bus service with three routes around the city and up to Sukhumvit Road and Jomtien Beach. These buses are not as regular or as easy to find as a Baht Bus or moto though. A leaflet about bus routes can be obtained from the hotel.
Hire car and motorbike:
Another practical way to get around Pattaya is by hiring a motorbike. You can hire one for around Baht 150 a day, or less for longer periods. These scooter-type bikes (e.g. Honda Dream) are extremely reliable and easy to ride having no clutch when changing gears. Thanks to congestion, local traffic doesn't move very fast so they are actually ideal vehicles for experienced riders to get around on.
Cars can be hired too, but driving them in and around the city is likely to be frustrating during peak times and anywhere on Sukhumvit Road. In general, four wheels are only really useful if it's raining or you intend to explore the area. There are many hire firms around the city with prices starting at around Baht 500 a day for older cars, to a more realistic Baht 1,200 for more modern or four-wheel drive vehicles. If you prefer to rent a car and driver, please speak to a hotel Guest Experience Manager for assistance.
For a full run-down of all Pattaya has to offer in the way of shopping, sightseeing, sport, leisure and more, please visit the WHAT’S ON section of this website.