Pattaya, Thailand

Mason

Price per night from$450.28

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (THB14,205.61), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Flair and square

Setting

Peaceful Pattaya Bay

Looking onto the Gulf of Thailand Mason Pattaya is a thoroughly modern beachfront beauty. Its ripe-for-romance villa suites are elegantly layered to allow ocean views wherever possible. This is a place for peace, privacy and contemporary interiors made strokeably sleek with local stone, coolly tiled floors and pale wood details. Alternate between hours spent shoreside on Jomtien’s powder-pale sands and time at the ray-catching rooftop pool, or recalibrating with sensuous treatments at the spa. Pattaya’s city lights offer plenty of distraction, but delectable surf and turf at the hotel bistro easily lures guests home for sunset-accompanied suppers on the terrace.

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A signature cocktail each at Krok-A-Cafe Espresso Bar; Smiths staying two nights or more also get a 90-minute signature massage for two

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

35 villa suites.

Check–Out

12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £415.55 (THB16,720), including tax at 17.7 per cent.

More details

Rates include buffet breakfasts.

Also

The hotel takes its name from the stone-carving tradition of nearby Angsila, where a community of artists still work with locally quarried rock.

At the hotel

Gym, private beach and beachfront sun deck. In rooms: free WiFi, minibar, HD TV(s), Bluetooth speaker, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, free bottled water and Roca bath products.

Our favourite rooms

With incredible ocean views and a Jacuzzi as well as a pool, Beachfront Grand Pool Villas are hard to beat. For families or two couples, spacious Double Grand Pool Villas are pleasingly proportioned so there’s no short-straw-of-a-bedroom.

Poolside

Lined by sleek sunloungers, the rooftop infinity pool faces the setting sun and is flanked by a smaller child-friendly pool as well as a café-bar.

Spa

Sleekly secluded Mason Spa, in naturally neutral shades, has a fitness studio and treatment rooms. Its East-meets-West menu has fragrantly soothing treatments for face and body, all using natural products. Its pleasingly pummelling signature stone massage uses local rocks. A free 45-minute massage at Mason Spa is offered to every guest (book in advance).

Packing tips

Pack plenty of reading material, a rotation of sunglasses and an abundance of swimwear – idyllic idling is the order of most days at Mason Pattaya.

Children

All ages are welcome. Extra beds (THB1,773 a night) for under-13s can be added to Duplex Grand Pool Villas, Double Grand Pool Villas and Garden Pool Villas.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Dine on the deck, ideally in time for sunset – otherwise, meals by candlelight under the stars are equally romantic.

Dress Code

Something sparkly to reflect the setting sun and bring a glow to cocktail hour. Tailored shorts and smart polos or light shirts are all Mr Smith needs.

Hotel restaurant

Zila Street Bistro & Bar serves Thai and international dishes all day long. The burgers are towering, the pad thai exquisitely fresh, and the service’s as slick as the polished wooden tables. Krok-A-Café Espresso Bar at the Sky Pool serves an all-day menu of light dishes and snacks, pizza included.

 

Hotel bar

Your choice of beachfront or poolside: on a raised deck above the sand, the Beachside Bar has high stools along its concrete counter and a handful of parasol-shaded tables for sea-soundtracked ice-cold beers, soft drinks and cocktails. On the rooftop, Krok-A-Café Espresso Bar is a coffee and cocktail specialist – ideal for sunset margaritas on the poolside sofas.

Last orders

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the kitchen at Zila Street Bistro & Bar is open 7am–10pm. Krok-A-Café Espresso Bar is open 11am–11pm.

Room service

During bistro hours, whatever is available in the restaurant can also be ordered to your villa.

Location

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Address
Mason
285 Moo 3, Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien, Sattahip District
Chonburi
20250
Thailand

Na Jomtien, on the Gulf of Thailand, is 10 kilometres outside central Pattaya in Chonburi Province, and less than two hours from Bangkok.

Planes

Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is an hour and 40 minutes away by car.

Trains

The hotel’s a two-minute taxi ride from Yanasangvararam station, which is just over three hours by train from Suvarnabhumi Airport, with one connection at Latkra Bang.

Automobiles

Driving in Thailand is pleasantly straightforward, with well maintained roads. You’ll need to drive on the left and be happy with a right-hand-drive hire car; there’s a car park on-site.

Other

Pattaya Airpark, south of the city, can accommodate private small-plane transfers.

Worth getting out of bed for

Days on the silvery Gulf-lapped sands of Jomtien Beach are sure to dominate, broken up with time at Mason Spa and the rooftop pool. The soaringly skylined city of Pattaya is a short drive away.

Explore Bangsaray, a fishing village, down the coast, with its traditional wooden boats and peaceful atmosphere. Pattaya’s Floating Market is a lively riverside affair, for picking up fresh produce, fabrics and handmade crafts or simply to watch the world putt-putt along the water. If you don’t mind eyebrow-raisingly random statues with your ornamentally trimmed topiary, Nongnooch Tropical Garden is more tourist attraction than horticultural wonder, but all the more colourful for it. For an insight into Thai wines, you can taste the local vintages and tour the vines by tram at Silverlake Vineyard, next to Khao Chi Chan. A tribute to marvel at and an artistic feat to admire, Khao Chi Chan is home to a gigantic, gold-leaf-adorned carving of Buddha etched onto the marble cliff-face. If you like the thought of flinging yourself through jungle canopies, sign up for a little zip-lining with Flight of the Gibbon. And if you're going to be in Pattaya in December, don't miss Wonderfruit, a dazzling festival where all of the spectacular structures in its pop-up city are sustainably built.

Local restaurants

The Coffee Club at Terminal 21 shopping mall in Pattaya is a brightly lit den serving all-day brunch, including pancake stacks, eggs hollandaise, yoghurt and granola and copious coffee choices. The stained-glass-windowed dining room and surf-and-turf tasting menu of eye-catching European dishes at Café des Amis are deftly paired for a romantic night out to remember.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this contemporary coastal hotel near Pattaya and unpacked their stoneware and coconut soaps, a full account of their beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Mason in Thailand.

What might have begun as a bolt-on to your Bangkok trip could easily turn into the highlight of your Thai holiday… Mason, in Pattaya, is just two hours from the capital, with sleekly modern suites in a blissful beachfront spot worth the detour. Architect Vasu Virajsilp was inspired by the rock-carving community of Ang Sila, up the coast, to incorporate local stone into his design. But, carve it into the landscape he did not. Instead, the imposing architecture is boldly boxy, stacking contemporary villa suites, with a pool for each, to ensure peace, privacy and plenty of ocean views. Idling in resort is encouraged – and not just in the cosseted spa… Days on Jomtien’s sands come with creature comforts courtesy of the Beachside Bar, and hours at the rooftop infinity pool and café-bar are easily whiled away. And when the urge to venture out strikes, cosmopolitan Pattaya is on your doorstep.

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