Cucumber Inn is a popular Pattaya hotel located at Soi 24, Opp. Tuk Com, South Pattaya Road. I say popular because to get a room here, one needs to book well in advance. Its also popular because if it were not, the management would not apply so many terms and conditions to a stay here. You will read about the terms and conditions later in this page. First, let me mention the advantages of staying in Cucumber Inn. The location is the biggest plus. Its a less than 10 min walk to Beach Road / Walking Street. Cucumber Pub & Restaurant on the ground floor serves Western and Thai food, draft beer and other drinks with a happy hour promotion on draft beer from 5 to 7 pm (buy 2 get one free) and the residents get a 15% discount on food and beverages (there is no free breakfast). The rooms are really large, with large beds, a sofa, a small desk & chair, a small fridge, tea/coffee maker & daily supplies, two daily water bottles, a TV, and a clean bathroom. All rooms are in the "Standard" category but all the rooms are apparently not alike. I think the pricing differs according to the booking month (season) and not according to the room condition. Due to limited availability though, one may have to take the room on offer. It is like take-it-or-leave-it. The Standard room I got looked different from the pictures they show on their website. See pictures and read more below...
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Hotel and Restaurant|
Room tariff for one person ranges from 1090 to 1190 THB and for two persons from 1290 to 1390 THB. Rooms for "Day Use" can be rented between 06.00 am and 06.00 pm at the rate of 500 THB for 3 hours or less. My Standard room was OK except the sink in the bathroom had a blocked drain. The problem was fixed within 15 minutes after I reported it.
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Standard Room|
|Cucumber Inn South Pattaya Road Standard Room|
|Standard Room at Cucumber Inn Pattaya|
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Standard Room Tea/Coffee Maker|
There is an elevator behind the front desk. Staff is friendly, I even got a free coffee while waiting for my room to be ready before check-in. Room service for food is available. See the menu pictures below:
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Room Service Menu|
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Food Menu|
Now lets talk about "Terms & Conditions".
Two persons can stay in a room but they must check-in together. That means, even if you booked for two persons but checked-in alone, to bring a joiner you will need to pay 200 THB per visit of the joiner. Check-in time is 14.00 hrs and check-out time is 12.00 hrs. Check-out between 12.00 and 18.00 hrs attracts 50% room tariff and check-out after 18.00 hrs attracts one day charge. Room key deposit of 1000 THB has to be paid at the time of check-in. No children are allowed in this hotel. After 11.00 pm, the only staff available in the hotel is a security guard and the guests coming back late or checking-in late need to enter through the back entrance. Check-in after 11.00 pm is handled by the security guard. Room cleaning has to be done before 4.00 pm. If a guest does not make the room available for cleaning by that time, then it can be cleaned only the next day.
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Penalties for Damages|
|Cucumber Inn Pattaya Standard Room Fridge|
There are stiff penalties for causing damage or misplacing anything from the rooms. For example, a lost or broken TV remote will cost the guest 1500 THB, while the TV itself is worth 15,000 THB if broken. The mini fridge, if broken, would cost the guest 6000 THB. From the way it is kept on a small table barely accommodating the fridge, that too next to the bathroom door, a guest is really likely to incur this penalty if not careful at all times. See the fridge and the complete list of penalties above. It is advisable to check with the management about the updated terms & conditions and penalties while checking-in. Better safe than sorry. Cucumber Inn certainly has something that other hotels in the area don't because otherwise, this kind of attitude on the part of the management would be really impossible in Pattaya.
Cucumber Inn Pattaya Booking Site
|Posted by Narinder Singh|