There are pros and cons at Baraquda Pattaya, however, I decided to rate it excellent mainly due to its potential and amazing service.
Starting with the pros, the service here was exceptional, especially for Khun KF at the Front Desk. She was the one taking care of us from reservation until check-out. Other Front Office and Housekeeping staffs were also very nice and helpful. The location was pretty good, being only one block away from the Pattaya Beach. The room and other facilities were also nice (renovation would be great though).
The breakfast, however, was a bit lacking. The menu was quite limited and the staff there seemed a bit confused. And as mentioned, the rooms and other facilities needed a bit of renovation. Apart from that, we were very happy with our stay.
I believe that once the COVID crisis is gone back to its original full-time operation, Baraquda can be considered to be one of the best hotels in Pattaya. Another round of kudos for Khun KF. Again, thank you very much for your wonderful service.