Flipper Lodge is a fine hotel to stay for party animals and other individuals that do not care much about smokers all around you, loud noisy street under your windows in 1 a.m. and not very new furniture / equipment of the hotel. For me it was a fine experience staying here and inviting some girls into my room, but this hotel is not intended for family traveling, for sure. Its location is close to the Central Festival Pattaya, and it’s always noisy around there, especially during the high season. Hotel itself was built in 1990, and got renewed in 2006; though, some part of it is still looking very shabby. The rooms are in general rather spacious and comfortable, though the air is too humid and sometimes you can smell mold.
The outdoor pool is very fine, large and with a good view from it. There is a bar by the pool, which a good choice of drinks. The rooms are averagely priced for a three-star hotel: from 25 to 30 dollars, plus 15-20% tax. It takes nearly two hours to get there from the airport, if you’re lucky or ordered a transfer before. The hotel is near the main sights and popular tourists places of Pattaya, so you will feel comfortable visiting these and returning to your room. I have to admit the politeness and friendliness of the staff, which seems to be perfectly well trained.
One of the consequences of such friendliness and good education, is that you can ask some guys from the staff (particularly the security) about the girls. They know all the best places where you can find good (and bad, if you’re willing) girls, healthy, friendly, and inexpensive. Of course, you won’t have any problems taking the girl to your suite, unless you drink too much, or she won’t have an ID (if you don’t use help from the staff in finding one). Flipper Lodge has quite a friendly policy regarding visitors.
Points - 8.3/10