I just received and email yesterday from a gentleman who booked for 2 people at the Siam Bayshore Hotel in Pattaya.
He forwarded his confirmation email from the hotel which I have posted below. Right at the very bottom there is a little notice saying “Non-registered guest charge THB1200 per person per night. (!) That’s more than a third of the room rate! (There is also a “compulsory” gala dinner on New Years Eve but that is another story).
The recipient of this email asked for my advice.
Since they now clearly state in their booking confirmation email that there will be a charge for unregistered guests. The only way I can see around it is to rock up on the first day with your new “friend” and check-in together. This is obviously not an option for many people.
I’ll mark on the list about this development with an eye to totally removing Siam Bayshore from the list.
If anybody has any recent experience with Siam Bayshore, one way of the other, please leave a comment below.