[Review] Shambhala Hotel Pattaya (with Photos)

I recently traveled to Pattaya for a festival and stayed at Shambhala Hotel Pattaya for four nights.

This article provides an overview of the hotel and my experience to help you decide if it’s the right hotel for your next stay in Pattaya.

Overview

Recommend for: Traveling alone, as a couple, with a group of friends, or small family

Location:
It is centrally located but a 10- 15-minute walk from the beach and attractions. This is ideal if you want to stay away from the busy areas of Pattaya but still be within easy access.

Room types:
Superior (28 m²)
Deluxe (30 m²)
Suite (64 m²)

Price range: budget (1,000-3,000 THB per night)

Star rating: 4 star

About the hotel

Shambhala Hotel Pattaya is a newly openly (2021) small boutique hotel centrally located near attractions in and around Pattaya.

Location

The hotel is located off Central Pattaya Road on a small street (soi) called Pattaya 3rd Road, which is a 15-minute walk to Pattaya Beach. If you prefer to get a taxi, the hotel can arrange one.

Although centrally located, the hotel is still a 10-15-minute walk from Pattaya’s main attractions, so if you’re looking for direct access to the beach, it might be worth looking elsewhere.

I preferred the hotel location over other beachside options because it’s in a quiet area of town.

Facilities

The hotel has a full-length swimming pool with a floating breakfast, fitness gym, in-house cafe/restaurant (Wishbone), meeting rooms, and laundry/room service.

Rooms

Shambhala Hotel Pattaya has a choice of 3 different room types:

  • Superior (28 m²) – Studio ensuite with a choice of either twin or double bed
  • Deluxe (30 m²) – Similar to Superior but has a bathtub
  • Suite (64 m²) – Separate living area with sofa and dining table

In-room facilities:

  • Ensuite
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Mini-bar
  • TV with international channels
  • Amenities included (shower gel and shampoo)
  • In-room safe
  • Kettle with instant coffee and tea bags

Price

Starting at 1,200 THB per night for the Superior room (28 m²), the hotel is relatively affordable for its central location and clean design. If you are looking for something a little larger, the Suite room type is 64 m² starting at around 3,000 THB per night.

Nearby the hotel

  • 5-minute walk to Big C (supermarket)
  • 5-minute walk to HarborLand Pattaya (kids activity center)
  • 15-minute walk to Pattaya (beach)
  • 15-minute walk to Sunset Coffee Roasters (recommended for great coffee)
  • 15-minute walk to Central Pattaya (shopping mall)
  • 17-minute walk to Pattaya Night Bazaar (night market)
  • 12-minute taxi ride to Pattaya walking street
Pattaya Beach
Sunset Coffee Roasters

Arriving at the hotel from Bangkok? Check my article on transport options when traveling from Bangkok to Pattaya.

My stay at the hotel

The overall check-in experience was smooth, and because I arrived before check-in time, I could leave my bags securely at the reception while exploring Pattaya.

As you would expect from a new hotel, everything is modern and has a clean, minimalist feel.

There is a unique Instagram-worthy hallway in the center of the hotel boosting natural skylight and a stone arrangement that is overlooked by the wooden balconies of the room access halls.

The room

Superior room

I booked the Superior room type with a double bed because I wouldn’t be in the room much, so I decided a smaller space would suit my travel needs.

I was impressed by the bed comfort, and it might have been one of the most comfortable mattresses I’ve slept on in a long time.

I thought it was nice that you could select a different one at reception if you didn’t like the pillow type.

If you’re planning to work in the room, there is a large desk, but the chair provided won’t be comfortable for long work sessions.

One of my room’s least impressive features was the view blocked by a building directly opposite. Book the frontal rooms overlooking the main entrance if you want a better window view.

Overall, the room met my expectations with its modern, sleek design, extra comfortable bed, essential amenities (shower gel/shampoo/tea/coffee/noodles/slippers), and in-room mini-bar.

In-room gallery

The breakfast

If you require breakfast at the hotel, an additional cost is added when booking.

The breakfast included a small selection of continental choices, including processed meats and freshly cooked eggs to your liking, Asian rice-based dishes, and dim sum.

There was a good selection of bread and pastries with a large toaster for slices of bread. If you prefer cereal, they had 2-3 options but were mostly sugar-based standard and chocolate cornflakes.

Drink offerings included 2-3 different juices, tea, coffee, and dairy milk.

I wasn’t impressed with the breakfast because they didn’t offer many vegan options besides fruit and salad, but if you’re not vegan, they have a decent food selection. I would have rated it higher if they had provided standard muesli with alternative soy or almond-based milk.

Breakfast offering:

  • Continental
  • Asian dishes
  • Dim sum
  • Cereal
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit selection
  • Mixed salad

I recommend Shambhala Hotel if you’re traveling alone, as a couple, a group of friends, or a small family, and that’s why I added it to my list of the best boutique hotels in Pattaya.

Shambhala Hotel Pattaya – Contact Info
Website:
https://www.shambhalahotelpattaya.com
Telephone number: +6638195978
Email: [email protected]

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Written by Nicky

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