Sign up for weekly updates:

Varin Resort

Impersonal staff, tacky atmosphere

Photo of Varin Resort, Pattaya Beach. , Ko Lipe

Good Room, Feckless Staff
We had a pleasant, comfy, decent value room here. Rarely ate in the restaurant. The mostly teenaged ...

By sullivanmarc

What we say: 2.5 stars

Arriving on Pattaya beach you don't have to look far to find Varin -- the enormous sign with a tacky sculpture of a yellow and blue swordfish sticks out like a ghastly hang nail. It's a massive resort with more than 70 rooms right in the middle of the beach. It's so big, in fact, that they need a golf cart to bring you to the cheaper cookie cutter rooms lined in neat rows that are so far away that it's hard to label them as part of a beach resort. The fan rooms we saw were on the dirty side, and at these prices they're best avoided. The air-con rooms are a step up -- they're clean, at least, and have TVs and hot water showers. Staff were apathetic and impersonal, seemingly wanting to shuffle the tourists through while exerting as little effort as possible. Check out is at the early hour of 10:00, and a sign in the lobby warns, If you leave after 10AM have to pay 500 baht. If that doesn't make you want to avoid this place, we don't know what will.

Make a reservation online now

Contact details:

Pattaya Beach.  T: (074) 750 447 F: (081) 598 2225  
Email them at:
Visit website

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow air-con private b'room 2,000 baht 2,500 baht
Bungalow fan private b'room 800 baht 900 baht
Deluxe- Double 3,000 baht 3,500 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 19th March, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 15th September, 2013

Last reviewed by:
Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
Agoda logo
best price guarantee

Read Varin Resort reviews

3.5 stars
Rated 3.5 out of 5

Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews

Photo gallery

Photo for Ko Lipe

Jump to a destination

Varin Resort map

Varin Resort
Pattaya Beach. 
T: (074) 750 447 F: (081) 598 2225

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox
Terms & Feedback

Reviews about Varin Resort

Good Room, Feckless Staff
By sullivanmarc, 01 August 2009
3.0  stars

great location forget the staff
By swag, 20 April 2009
3.0  stars

Cheap and great
By donaldo11, 01 April 2009
5.0  stars

All accommodation in Ko Lipe

Onward travel