Not a five-star resort on the beach, but this has just about all you need whilst keeping the costs down.
The pool is great, so too the bar (what more do you want!?!). As it was the off-season, the restaurant was not in full swing but the staff are only too willing to respond to your needs and the meals were absolutely delicious.
The only downside would be that it if you wanted to spend much of your time in central Pattaya and be able to walk to various attractions, the location isn't ideal. Not many drivers know where the hotel is and it requires a little bit of navigation and local knowledge to find it. However if you have your own vehicle or want to head out to places in all directions, then this allows you to do that without the constant inner-city bustle - and you can embrace the "real" Pattaya.