Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya

| April 28, 2012

Located on Phra Tamnak hill where part of the land is extended out to the ocean in between south Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.

Glass elevator looks out to the ocean

The resort comprises of 4 hotels: the Royal Cliff Grand, Royal Cliff Beach Terrace, Royal Cliff Wing Suite and Spa, and Royal Cliff Beach Hotel; each is a complex on there own with pools and restaurants. There is also a common sport facility with squash courts, health center, a 4 whole pitch and putt golf course and 7 tennis courts. This is where they have major international tennis tournaments. PEACH an exhibition and convention center that can handle as many as 8000 people is also in the resort.

PEACH and South Pattaya

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Our rooms were mini suite plus located at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. The rooms were newly renovated; LCD tv, free cabled internet, spacious with a living area and a sleeping area. What I like most is the terrace that looks out to the Cliffside infinity pool and the ocean; a perfect place to watch the sunset.

The breakfast was pretty nice, many choices with all the usual Western and Thai items. cereal, breads, eggs, bacon, Thai style boiled rice and noodles etc. Out of the norm items are crepes, yogurt pudding and an extensive Indian breakfast.

We were there for the weekend it was a pretty clear and sunny week. The perfect activity for this weather is a little swim. And as I’ve discovered there is a new cliff side pool which is a spectacular location for our little swim. The pool stretches alongside the corner of the cliff providing more than a 200 degree infinity edged view of the ocean. It turns out the little swim became a big one, most of the day was spent there.

I’ve been here a long time ago. It was spectacular place then. Now after about 20 year and with some experience going to many five star resorts, still the place is a wonderful experience. Although a 38 year old property, the Royal Cliff resort is well maintain and still doing good business.

I always like the terrain where the resort is set at. In those days not many resort is set on a cliff. Many of the rooms here are set on the cliff side making an interesting pattern along the land form. As this is a big resort with about over 1,000 rooms, it is divided into many complex and zone. The multi level complexes are connected with hallways, stairs, glass elevators, creating interesting spaces with views looking out to the ocean. Walking through the many area of the resort is always fun.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group
353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand 20150
Tel: (66 38) 250421

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Huge terrace at one of the suites at the Royal Cliff Grand 


infinity edge pool













Phra Aphaimani the symbol of the Royal Cliff




Koh Larn not far away

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