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A mini water park and two swimming pools make this hotel a good option for families with children.

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Targeted at budget minded travelers with children, Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort opened in 2014. Located in North Pattaya, Thailand, the hotel has a mini water park with a rock wall, caves, and a giant slide set amid tropically landscaped gardens.

Accor Hotels has opened a 4 star hotel in the resort city of Pattaya, Thailand. Called the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort, the 210 room hotel's unique selling point is a mini water park complete with a rock wall, caves, and a giant slide.

Other hotel facilities include a fitness centre, two swimming pools, three food and beverage outlets, well equipped meeting rooms, and a kid's club.

“Pattaya is a wonderful leisure destination for families and discerning travellers looking for a seaside destination just an hour drive away from Bangkok, says Nikolay Stoyanov, General Manager of the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort.

"With spacious contemporary-design rooms, reasonable room rates, and an amazing mini water park for children and adults, we anticipate that this hotel will soon become a favourite accommodation for both domestic and international travellers visiting this vibrant city of Pattaya."

Accommodation

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The hotel has 210 rooms and suites. All rooms have king-sized beds or twin beds, a workstation, a 39 inch LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi access.

Rooms have views of either the swimming pool or the ocean. All rooms have private balconies.

  • Executive Family Suites - measuring 60 square metres, Executive Family Suites have two bedrooms and one living room.
  • Ocean View Suites - offering panoramic ocean views, Ocean View Suites has a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. There are free in-room refreshments.

Food + Beverage

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The hotel has three food and beverage outlets, each with a different menu and a different vibe.

  • Molten - serving Thai and international cuisine, Molten (pictured above) is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • M Lounge - the hotel's stylish bar, M Lounge serves light snacks, cocktails, and other beverages.
  • Pool Bar - located next to the pool, the Pool Bar serves light bites, cocktails, and other beverages.

Facilities and Activities

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Perfect for families with children and active travelers, the hotel has a fitness centre, a swimming pool, and a mini water park with a rock wall, caves, and a giant slide set amid tropically landscaped gardens.

Location, Location, Location

The hotel is located a short walk from the beach in North Pattaya, one of Thailand's most popular beach resorts and the closest beach resort to Bangkok.

The hotel is roughly a 90 minutes’ drive from downtown Bangkok. 

Transport

If you are flying, Bangkok has two major airports. The hotel is just 90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and two and one-half hours from Don Mueang International Airport.

Pattaya also has an airport of its own, which is undergoing expansion. The facility is starting to attract international carriers, though the number of travel destintions is still limited.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is served mostly by international airlines as well as domestic airlines flying to foreign travel destinations.

The airport is served by dozens of airlines, including the following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates:

The three Middle Eastern airlines offer connecting service to Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East through their respective hubs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar.

Don Mueang is used mostly for domestic flights. Many budget carriers flying to international travel destinations, however, also use the airport, with link to such regional travel destinations such as Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.

A third option is U-Tapao International Airport, which is located in Ban Chang, Rayong, Thailand. It is a 45 minute drive from Pattaya.

U-Tapao is a hub for Thai AirAsia and Nok Air. Other airlines offering regularly scheduled service at the airport include Bangkok Airways, China Southern Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Kan Air.

Domestic travel destinations include Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Koh Samui, Phuket, Udon Thani, and Ubon Ratchathani. Foreign travel destinations include Kuala Lumper, Malaysia; Macau;, and three airports in China: Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, and Shenzhen.

There is also chartered service to Russia and other cities in China.

When a second terminal opens, the airport's capacity will be increased from 800,000 passengers a year to 3 million. 

When a second expansion phase is completed, capacity will be increased to 15 million passengers a year.

Where

Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort - Moo 9 Pattaya Second Road,Nhongprue Banglamung, Pattaya, Thailand. Telephone: +66 26/592888.

This post was originally published in December 2014. It was expanded with additional information and republished on 8 November 2017l.

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