Baraquda Pattaya, which full title is BARAQUDA PATTAYA – MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, is a famous 5-star hotel on the shore of the Pattaya Bay, and this outstanding hotel offers one of the most exciting views from its outdoor lounge — the sunset over ocean. It is relatively cheap: the King Bed Deluxe suit will cost you less than $100, while spacious Superior suites may sell at $150 and more per night. Apart from the perfect location, Baraquda Pattaya offers a very attractive design, new and luxurious furniture and equipment of its rooms, and at the same time, it is a relatively small hotel: just ~70 rooms. Free Wi-Fi offers nice speed and is available everywhere on the hotel territory, including the suites.
Set of services is very impressive: the hotel definitely matches its 5-star rating. There are several pools, indoor and outdoor, including a pool for kids and a hot tub. There are affordable SPA and massage services, free gym with fine equipment and air conditioning, and a plenty of wonderful eateries, including the BBQ facilities in the yard, several restaurants and a poolside bar. You can rent a car or a bike in Baraquda Pattaya, and the staff here is very friendly and understanding.
At the same time, Baraquda Pattaya wasn’t very suitable for my intentions. The security here seems to be too attentive and rigorous. They carefully check all the visitors (though you don’t have to pay extra), and sometimes they refuse to let your visitors inside, particularly if they have any doubts regarding the ID or other documents. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for the particular type of tourists; for leisure or business tourists, however, it is perfect.
Points - 8/10