Trendy air-con rooms
Sitting just off the eastern end of Walking Street and a stone's throw from Sunrise Beach, Harmony isn't a bad option if you're after an inexpensive air-con room (at least by Lipe standards).
The standard "cappuchino" rooms are not huge, but they are spotless and stylish with bright green, orange or yellow themes and glossy white tile floors. Beds are soft and all rooms come with air-con, modern hot water bathrooms, safes and satellite TVs. We appreciate how rates don't bounce up or down every week -- instead they stick to a straightforward low, high and peak season price scheme. On the ground floor, the attached bakery and coffee shop serves giant croissants with fresh coffee and air-con. Harmony is owned by Bundhaya, which runs a major resort on Pattaya Beach to go with one of the area's most prevalent speedboat operations. While lacking the family-owned feel of some of the bungalow joints, you can expect professional service at reception. A bit further inland, The Reef Hotel is a similar choice, while the nearby Ricci House has larger rooms that are also very comfortable but at significantly higher rates.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.