"Pay TBH150 for WiFi - per person!"
To start with the positive, this is a spacious resort with all the facilities one would expect at this sort of place. Restaurants, pools, beach, massage, fitness, the works. Basically all very good - and quite pricey too. The reasons I decided on an average rating are: Upon check-in I was told I had only booked one night - where it should've been three. They subsequently sorted it out but I waited a good half our to check-in for no apparent reason. Secondly, they ask for THB150 per day. While this is not much money I find this totally misplaced here, at a so called 5* resort. On top of this - sadly - the WiFi was also exremely slow. I believe their infrastructure is totally outdated. A minor point, but nonetheless, a large part of the pool facilities was closed due to some renovation (maybe). Would I come back again' No - there are plenty of places, one next to eacher other around here.
"Great beach, large pools, outdated decor"
First impression to enter this hotel is the feeling of large, openness, and the offering of many facilities. The lobby is generous and open to outside air. Beyond the check-in, guests can enter the long corridor of pool and lead your eyes to the beach. Room facilities are 5-storey buildings along both sides when you walk along the pools in middle court. There are 3 big pools offering variety of activities. I can see lots of families and kids around, which is great for a family vacation. I also like the access of public beachfront within the hotel area. When you get to the room, it is a bit disappointing that the decor is almost out of style, old dark wood floor and cabinet. The most disappointment is the wifi, that hotel can offer you for only 2 hours per day and it's such a poor connection. If you are on vacation and need to do work, you will need to bring your own internet. Breakfast in morning offer lots of variety international menu, but nothing is special. When it was peak time for hotel guests to come in, it was so crowded, and there were not too many staff to facilitate. I was there in weekdays with a family to avoid crowds.Even it is not crowded, I still feel that the hotel is really understaffed. Overall, rooms are ok but a bit out of style. Food is ok. Pools and beach is great. Wifi is terrible.
"No personal touch, charge for Wifi and smelly rooms--also a lot of large tour groups"
Had to change rooms cause the first one smelled like mildew and the bed was damp. Then found out they charge for their wifi. They will give you 4 hours a day for free--with the complications of having to sign up, use a different pin each time--and you have to pay for the rest. A lot of tour groups taking up parting and the amenities of the hotel. There is no personal touch at this "5*" hotel. Go to Centrara or another resort.
"Nice pools but smelly rooms"
Our first stay at this resonably priced hotel with welcoming staff, great pools and facilities. Our only complaints are that the rooms are feeling a bit old and the ac really smelt of mold. They're also seemed to be quite a problem with small flies around the resort.
"Nice stay at a gem of a hotel"
Our family had a very good two-night stay at Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa. We opted for the pool villa and was not disappointed. The villa had first-class fixtures and amenities, was super close to the beach and hotel pool and had a lovely villa pool with turquoise tiles all our own. It also came with a small pantry area and two refrigerators. It was probably the best value-for-money pool villa I had ever stayed in. The resort itself has a good layout, with a pool running straight down the middle of the grounds between two hotel buildings. The lobby was airy and spacious. The dining area was okay, with many people congregating at breakfast. I liked the numerous shady trees planted. And the private beach was just superb. You can lie on a lounge chair all day there. Food was not the best out there but more than met our needs for snacks. Being so removed from local shops makes it essential for Ravindra to have very good dining. It came up a bit short on that front, but the food was inexpensive, which was a plus. Our weekend stay was punctuated by plenty of Thai and Russian tourists and even a Chinese TV crew. It can get noisy with all the kids playing and wailing, but that is by no means a strike against the resort. The staff tried very hard to ensure disturbances were kept to a minimum. The front desk seemed overworked and check out was slow but the staff was very patient with everything that happened. In short, Ravindra is just a nice place to stay in Chon Buri. Forget the rowdy vibe of Pattaya and migrate here instead.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM