i just returned from spending a week and a half in heaven and i cant wait to go back. the people are friendly and i found out that if you treat them well and not like they are below you than they are genuinely friendly and helpfull. the same applies to the girls, if you treat them like they are people than the service is even better. i can say that for my first time i did allright. the forum came in handy and had a lot of great and helpfull information.
first of all i took the bus from the airport to ekamai station and than the bus from ekamai to pattaya. i stayed at the sawsadee sea view. the hotel was o.k. it had water damage on the side wall but otherwise it was clean and the a/c worked great. they were girlfriendly and i never had a problem with bringing a girl back. the only real downside was that i had to leave my laptop at the desk because of a lack of a safe and that the safe deposit boxes were to small to fit much into. also when you leave the room you take youre key and the magnetic room control so that you cant charge anything unless you are in the room ie. camera, camcorder, cell batteries.i took a cab back to bangkok for only 800 baht so it was comfortable and quick. will post more later.