This was our 4th stay here in Feb 2019 and I thought I would update my previous review from 2017. We stayed here 8 nights in total over a 6 week trip around Asia and this hotel was still one of my favorites. Do not hesitate to book as I'm sure you will love it. The main highlights were a decent size room with a king bed overlooking the pool, a very nice pool just big enough to enjoy a swim. The pool is normally quiet with about 6 or so other guests lounging around it and it was like staying in a private villa a lot of the time. Very comfortable sunbeds and no need to reserve them with the pool towels. Eric the owner is great very laid back and helpful and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. We traveled as a couple and didn't feel out of place. Likewise this would be an excellent choice if you came here on your own as there is a friendly atmosphere not found in larger hotels and we saw people make friends almost on the first day.
At night it was very peaceful although we did experience a loud aircon bearing noise in room 1 from the unit on the wall outside which I think was the unit of the room below ours as turning ours off made no difference, this did require the use of earplugs and hopefully has been fixed now as it would put me off those 2 rooms in future. Other rooms were fine and not affected.
The food was very good and a real effort has been made to make it special. It's not 5 star luxury but it is very comfortable, so welcoming and an oasis once you are within the walled garden. The rooms have a TV and dvd player and there was a large selection of dvds in the bar to borrow. I don't really have any negatives and we plan to stay there again We saw a few of the larger 4 and 5 star hotels whilst walking around pattaya and wouldn't change to them.
If you are travelling from BKK to here I would recommend bell travel or klook (who use bell) to book shared door to door transport.
from top to bottom villa oranje is superb, quiet, beautiful, great staff, rooms , pool,food, what more do you need, great value and great hosts eric and nong,,everyday the staff will greet you with a smile, the rooms are cleaned when u want as long as its not too late! food both European and thai( my gf vouches for that) is excellent, bar and mini bar prices in room are excellent, if you dont have a good time here theres something wrong with you, this is my 3rd stay here, I wont go anywhere else unless eric and nong sell up!
from the minute i got out the taxi till the minute i left eric and nong made my stay 1st class, lovely spacious clean room, cleaned and replenished every day, lovely pool, great food both thai and European at the bar,everything was top class, lovely quiet place only 5 minute walk to pattaya klang, i really recommend this place to everyone. cheers eric see you in july
Got nothing to add to all the reviews left on here, they say it all. This is probably the best place I have ever stayed in all my travels around the world but that needs explaining.
This is a nice little seventeen room complex just away from the main hustle and bustle so is great for a quiet nights rest but not too far to be a bother getting into the heart of things. But it is not a 100 million pound 5 star hotel built on a paradise beach somewhere, the five star ratings come from the friendliness and service given by Erik and his staff, it is second to none. Couple that with the fantastic value for money re the accommodation, food and drink etc and that's why everyone rates it so highly and quite rightly so,
We can not recommend this place too highly, we would like to thank all at Villa Oranje for making our recent visit so enjoyable.
Top tip, contact Erik directly on his website to arrange an airport transport don't try and do it yourself.
Read the reviews on Tripadviser & decided to book directly - Nice and Easy
After all the positive reviews I was expecting a lot, it didn't disappoint at all
Erik & his team are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them
Our room No3 was clean & tidy in fact the whole place is clean & tidy
We had breakfast every day which was good along with one evening meal which was authentic Thai
The swimming pool area is good/clean with comfortable sun loungers & towels
The area is nice and quite just a little out of the way of the hustle & bustle of Pattaya
It's about half a mile walk to get to the nearest Bars & Restaurants/Street Food (maps provided by Erik)
There is plenty of nightlife which spreads well across the city - use the 10 baht buses/pick ups to get there - eg walking street
To get to specific places like the night market/floating market use taxis or the Baht Buses but be prepared to haggle on price
A excellent stay & would not hesitate to stay again - Thanks to Erik & team