Citin Loft Pattaya (not to be confused with Citin Garden Resort) is one of the better mid-range hotels in the famous seaside town of Pattaya, Thailand, and it’s price reflects that.
Despite being within walking distance of the main area of the city, Citin Loft isn’t the easiest place to find, and you shouldn’t expect taxis to know where the place is by name or address only. Bring along a copy of the hotel’s phone number and address (in Thai), or better yet, map the location out in advance yourself so you’ll know where to go.
Citin Lofts’s location on a side street off of the Pattaya Klang (Central Pattaya Road) is one of its charms. It’s in a laid back and quiet neighborhood home to more locals and expats than tourists, which is something not easy to find in the middle of Pattaya. There are two well-stocked convenience stores and several laundries and taxi booking places within steps of the entrance.
Taxis and moto taxis usually hang out near the hotel, though it’s just as easy to travel by foot to wherever you need to go, or to Pattaya Klang to catch a Baht Bus to Beach, Second or Third Road.
Citin Loft is a large, modern facility with two elevator buildings. The lobby is large if sparse, and the front desk attendants are more than adequate.
The budget rooms are quite good, large, clean and outfitted with nice beds, big balconies and bathrooms, and new televisions and refrigerators. The cleaning staff works well and does a good job of sprucing up the rooms on a regular basis.
The more elaborate rooms at Citin Loft are simply great. They include things like large separate bedrooms (complete with bedside controls of the lights, televisions and climate control gadgets throughout the entire quarters), sitting rooms, and kitchens. They are reasonably priced considering what you get, and more than a few times I’ve been upgraded to them from regular rooms without any additional charge.
There are two swimming pools at Citin Loft, as well as a restaurant with free breakfast. They look nice enough and seem to get patronized regularly, though I must admit I haven’t tried either. There’s simply to much going on in Pattaya for me to hang around my hotel for any extended period of time.
As with most hotels in Pattaya, the Citin Loft is quite girl friendly. Guests only need to check in at the front desk with their visitor(s) before heading to their room. Keep in mind that the front desk will hold the ID cards of any visitors until they leave, at which point the staff will call the guest to make sure everything is okay.
Fitting with its status as a higher-tier hotel, rooms at the Citin Loft can be pricey. That’s especially true when customers wait until the last minute to book, or even worse, try to book the room in person. Booking a room at the Citin Loft online, as far in advance as possible, guarantees the best rate.
I’ve stayed at the Citin Loft for as little as $22 US while the same rooms were being advertised for close to $100.
For those who want to stay in a nicer and more relaxing hotel than the typical economy lodging options in town Citin Loft is a great choice.