Jump to content

Click the Links to Support our Sponsors >> Thai Friendly | Luxury Pattaya Nightly Condo Rentals | Le Pub Soi Diamond | Pattaya Investigations | Babydolls Agogo | Agoda Users PLEASE READ | Pattaya News | Pattaya Bars | Agoda Hotels | Donating to the Forum | Add your Text or Event here

LOTTELLEE WINNA

Hotel Acqua - Lottellee’s 2019 Review

Recommended Posts

LOTTELLEE WINNA
Posted (edited)

Overview: Although this was my first time staying here, I knew the Acqua from before as my mate was staying here and I had breakfast, went swimming and had evening cocktails at there. This hotel, is owned by the same people who own the other 3 honey hotels. It is a couple of years old now and is genuinely of 4 star quality. The hotel is guest/joiner friendly.

Location: in soi Honey (between second rd and soi Buhakow), great for Baht Buses to and from WS, plus just around the corner from LKMetro. I love the location, but do be prepared for running the daily gauntlet of ‘welcome sexy man’ from the massage shops the full length of the soi :08:

Room: smelled clean and felt fresh. An in room safe for added security, a small balcony, stocked fridge and free drinking water daily. Standard rooms are well equipped, attractive but are a little small. Larger rooms are available. Room tip - ask for a front facing room other wise, at the rear of hotel, you will be facing a building a couple of meters from your window. Like the sister 24/7 hotel, comforters are now on all the mattresses, nice touch guys! TV large flatscreen lots of channels. Bathrooms have powerful walk-in shower. Nice touches are robes, slippers, embroidered  towels and a range of complimentary soaps and shampoos.

Internet- Great internet speed in room and throughout the hotel.

Noise - No street noise in the hotel at night, but at the same time you are only a stones throw from soi Honey, which is is a bustling street full of bars and massage places. Sitting on your balcony early evening, you get a great cabaret performance watching the busloads of Indian guys, literally hundreds every night, going into the Honey Soapy :P

Cleanliness: Absolutely spotless. Every part of the hotel was immaculate, the general standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel is outstanding, (please guys consider leaving a 20thb on your pillow daily for the cleaning lady).

Facilities: The roof top bar in the main building is small but is really nice (reasonably priced too), they even served my fave Thai whisky Mekong).  There is a much larger rooftop bar on the adjoining building- now it really is classy. They have gone for a really upscale look with beds and loungers. Very tasteful. (Warning - take great care at night in the larger bar, they use floor lighting which is way too bright, I nearly stumbled into one of their mini pools - the staff says happens all the time).

Pool: the Aqua boasts a really nice rooftop pool, this and jacuzzi area are generous in size with a great city view, plenty of shade and sun decks too. The pool area plays nice music during the day - a dance / chill-out vibe...really classy. There is waiter service, or you can sit at the bar. Plenty of sun beds.

Breakfast:  was fantastic. Breakfast at their sister hotels (in the Honey group) isn’t bad, but this is much better, so get up early and treat your tastebuds. Fruit, yoghurt and freshly made omelettes are my thing. They also have a machine to make coffee to order. The restaurant is classy, it’s not a huge food hall you get in so many places.

Customer Service: The front desk staff were outstanding,  helpful, friendly and efficient - check-in and out done in a  jiffy. 

 Cost: My buddy when he stayed here previously paid 2,100thb pn inc breakfast (inc breakfast). On this trip my room rate, inc breakfast was 1,600thb pn.

Summary: I really liked this hotel and definitely recommend it....no tour groups or families. In terms of ‘feel’, I would describe it as similar to the trendy and upmarket Malmaison brand they have in the UK. Now, if you like really big rooms, say you have a GFE on the go, the standard rooms might the not be for you as they are too small for a couple. However for a single dude bringing somebody back for the night they are fine. In summary this is an outstanding hotel in its price bracket...truly affordable luxury and in a great location.

LW rating: 9/10

6C882AEF-A4E9-492E-B311-FAAA3E746346.jpeg

 8CBD4BD7-AD4F-4FB0-9306-1C03C911AD3F.jpeg

AF23AABC-C6E1-4E1C-B00A-CAA6BA0A3DEE.jpeg

 

E70B7D53-4C20-47B1-A04A-9B8BAA2D98B9.jpeg

6D50EB90-701B-4435-ABF0-6EBB4C62101D.jpeg

30F7D438-F50A-4DE3-9A14-3E70B42A9353.jpeg

3373A37E-13AD-44F2-80C1-A7B0D77248C3.jpeg

6C15D684-7620-4A59-8DD4-B48BD505CFEA.jpeg

25FAE957-AC2D-457A-A38F-BE38C67EDE7D.jpeg

25AE01CE-242B-4641-BC67-83DC27EEC156.jpeg

07E7BCE8-120C-472C-858D-81AE8C5483EA.jpeg

98D0F3BE-1668-4582-BFF6-78254CB62FAE.jpeg

 

6B720375-01E9-4B06-8CB1-76C5A94CF611.jpeg

EB18B6EF-C745-4EF2-A23B-4D8028172FF7.jpeg

57096621-A581-4596-BE6E-1AD9F389072D.jpeg

88D9BA6E-063D-4FE9-B6E9-CABD6FC4383F.jpeg

E8DB82AA-44B0-417F-BA25-352B8885D902.jpeg

C7D53B23-1B9A-46C7-82FE-812B12046187.jpeg

 

541F95B0-F39E-40E7-AB52-D31A30F1701E.jpeg

B32BCD25-973F-41BD-A1C6-20A839912A27.jpeg

 

5081DAFB-6E2C-48FD-889F-16BD911BC12F.jpeg

407E04D8-21C3-43A5-BCC0-F226DB1EF2A0.jpeg

Edited by LOTTELLEE WINNA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TremontTed

thanks for the review...looks like a top notch place!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lowtax

Thanks for the review.. I plan on staying in June!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jebb

Great review mate, thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dontpanic

Buy one get one promotion, TIT. Looks nice and reasonably priced, handy for a soapy too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA
6 minutes ago, dontpanic said:

Buy one get one promotion, TIT. Looks nice and reasonably priced, handy for a soapy too!

Yes...thought the ‘buy one - get one’ promo was hilarious. I wondered if anyone else thought it funny... :D

55980806-5ED6-4B09-A75F-4FAC1302F76C.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Macawber

Thanks for another fine review LW... much appreciated. The room size looks like it might be a worry IMO. Do your photos show a standard size or larger size room. Cheers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA

Thanks for the positive feedback mate - appreciated. My pics are for the basic ‘superior’, there are also ‘deluxe’, ‘exec deluxe’ and ‘junior suite’. I think @Garzan might be able to assist, as I think he has stayed in one of the larger rooms.

Some pics of the other rooms below.

1C707CE0-1AF7-4D60-9AB3-FE2AB56984F6.jpeg

D8420318-7B90-4B18-A88B-0B5949808022.jpeg

BD90FC5D-2422-4DE1-83D3-3C7E86B6F27E.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tez4life

Nice review, and nice price as well fuck me

Screenshot_20190402-134441.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Garzan
Posted (edited)
58 minutes ago, LOTTELLEE WINNA said:

Thanks for the positive feedback mate - appreciated. My pics are for the basic ‘superior’, there are also ‘deluxe’, ‘exec deluxe’ and ‘junior suite’. I think @Garzan might be able to assist, as I think he has stayed in one of the larger rooms.

 

Indeed I did. The Executive Deluxe is probably my best stay anywhere so far. 

https://www.pattaya-addicts.com/forum/topic/323188-acqua-hotel-big-room-executive-deluxe/

There's a link to a couple of 360 room photos in the review.

 

Edited by Garzan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA
On 02/04/2019 at 19:46, tez4life said:

Nice review, and nice price as well fuck me

Screenshot_20190402-134441.jpg

As they say, ‘it pays to shop around’. Agoda and Expedia are the two sites I use. There are (outside of Dec-Feb) lots of bargains to be had. Last September I had the 3 star Bay Breeze for 850 (inc breakfast); previously I have had March Hotel (again 3 star) for 800 and got a 2 bed corner suite (with kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms) at the luxurious Amari Nova Suites for 2,600.

It’s worth adding that guesthouses can be a good budget option -  for 500thb rooms can be got at excellent guesthouses such as Boomerang and English Rose.

Pattaya offers outstanding value in terms accommodation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tez4life

I'm sorted at nature view in may, It's December I would be looking for which I know is far more expensive. I've pre booked a cancellable room at metro sports bar. Rooms look decent 15 nights @12,150 baht. Only negative is no swimming pool. That hotel does look absolutely top draw though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ilikebeer

Hi LW, agree with your description of the hotel and facilities; the only issue I had was that the door to the balcony had a large gap between the door and the floor, and this led to quite a few mozzies getting into the room. In the end I stuck some electrical tape to the bottom of the door to keep them out. Other than that, a top notch hotel!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mochatsubo
Posted (edited)

Super review as always. How is the noise isolation between rooms and from guests in the hallway? Is there a way to cut across to other streets or do you have to walk all the way down soi 10 each time?

Thanks.

Edited by mochatsubo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
petehoax
Posted (edited)
31 minutes ago, mochatsubo said:

Is there a way to cut across to other streets or do you have to walk all the way down soi 10 each time?

the hotel is on soi11, not on soi10 (even though it looks the other way on google maps). 
https://www.google.com/maps/@12.9309737,100.8841266,3a,75y,26.06h,101.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIog86Epkb93Q3WsjtZw1nw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en should show the direct view at the front of the hotel (while it was being built). it's adjacent to honey1 body massage. 
it's perfectly in the middle of buakhaow and 2nd road and both are directly accessible via soi honey.

edit: just read the review of @Garzan . it seems i was wrong and there's also access via soi10 (maybe even the main entrance). i only know the side from soi honey... 

Edited by petehoax

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Garzan
11 hours ago, petehoax said:

edit: just read the review of @Garzan . it seems i was wrong and there's also access via soi10 (maybe even the main entrance). i only know the side from soi honey... 

Factually, Acqua is on Soi 10, which is a partial Soi that starts at Second Road and ends at Acqua. I think it also helps to think of the Honey Body Massage parking lot as a bridging alleyway between Soi 10 and Soi 11 (Soi Honey). So yes, the main entrance is on Soi 10, and if you are coming from Second Road, or going to Second Road you can use Soi 10 to do that. You cannot use Soi 10 to get to Tree Town or Soi Buakhao

I would imagine though that most people access the hotel via Soi 11 (Soi Honey), and just cut through the parking lot to get there. If I were taking a cab to get to Acqua, I would not be surprised at all if the taxi went via Soi Honey to get there. And you can see the hotel from Soi Honey, it's just all the way at the other end of the parking lot/alleyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jagaar

Thanks for the review. Ticks pretty much all the boxes for me, except would prefer a bigger room.

The Deluxe room may suit me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA
On 10/04/2019 at 21:54, mochatsubo said:

Super review as always. How is the noise isolation between rooms and from guests in the hallway? Is there a way to cut across to other streets or do you have to walk all the way down soi 10 each time?

Thanks.

Hi Mate, the location issue has already been answered.

Regarding noise in the hotel, I never heard a thing. The quality of the construction/materials of the hotel seems pretty good, so while not totally soundproof, room doors are heavy and effective at dampening noise. It also helps that you don’t have large groups of tour groups.

My stay was totally noise free - both from other guests and from the street.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sadisfied

I went to Acqua in Feb to book a few nights in May. There's a small door/passageway on the left at the end of Soi 10 (past Acqua's carpark) that I used to get back to my rental car which I had parked on Soi 9. So it could be used as a shortcut to Tree Town

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slalom

Does anyone know what the difference is between Deluxe and Exclusive Deluxe rooms? Both are the same size, the only difference from the website photo's is the seating in the room as far as I can tell. Maybe it's the rooms location in the hotel itself that makes it Deluxe or Exclusive Deluxe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zeb
On 01/04/2019 at 17:03, LOTTELLEE WINNA said:

Breakfast:  was fantastic. Breakfast at their sister hotels (in the Honey group) isn’t bad, but this is much better, so get up early and treat your tastebuds. Fruit, yoghurt and freshly made omelettes are my thing. They also have a machine to make coffee to order. The restaurant is classy, it’s not a huge food hall you get in so many places.

Ta for another excellent review Lottellee Winner.

Any idea of what they charge non hotel guests for breakfast ?

Presumable the usual cooked breakfast etc is also available ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Zeb said:

Ta for another excellent review Lottellee Winner.

Any idea of what they charge non hotel guests for breakfast ?

Presumable the usual cooked breakfast etc is also available ?

Cost for non guests is normally 300 (but they are running a promo currently at 200). Obviously if you have booked a room on b&b basis for 2, then there is no cost for breakfast for your guest.

My breakfast preference at the Acqua consisted of:

Orange juice

 Coffee

Muesli+fresh fruit+yogurt 

2 Omelets Made to order (they also have bacon + sausages etc)

Pastry.

Great though the service and food was, I do tend to get a bit bored with all hotel breakfast. Retox Bar next to the Acqua does a great full English.

 

435E3217-592B-4001-9813-21C949CBC4D4.jpeg

Edited by LOTTELLEE WINNA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zeb
2 hours ago, LOTTELLEE WINNA said:

Cost for non guests is normally 300 (but they are running a promo currently at 200). Obviously if you have booked a room on b&b basis for 2, then there is no cost for breakfast for your guest.

Great though the service and food was, I do tend to get a bit bored with all hotel breakfast. Retox Bar next to the Acqua does a great full English.

Yeah I get bored as well, particularly with full english, which I really enjoy - but not day after day after day.

I mix it up a bit, Sizzler open at 11 am so I go there 2-3 times a week, Retox, Kilkenny, golf Club, Pig & Whistle - skip breakfast on Sunday and have Carvery generally at Robins Nest.

I've tried Nickies  a couple of times but haven't really taken to it.

I might just give Acqua a try next trip as well.

Thanks for that Lottellee Winna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
porno frank

very nice room wit a pool on top. must be very pricy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOTTELLEE WINNA
Posted (edited)
57 minutes ago, porno frank said:

very nice room wit a pool on top. must be very pricy.

1,600 - 2,100 (inc breakfast) dependent on season.

Edited by LOTTELLEE WINNA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.