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#1 tamtam

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:00 AM

Is the Ambiance hotel still open? I tried to go to their former website, but was told it has expired and doesnt exist anymore. Does that mean that the hotel has closed? i know they must have had a hard time with the work being done in the soi, but still thought they would manage to keep the hotel open.



#2 Nikom

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:04 AM

Try to contact Ice at:  ambiance@loxinfo.co.th



#3 Nikom

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

Or phone:  66 [0]38 424 099



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:25 AM

I tried to book some dates  in March , Apr , May and Jun through Agoda and it seems working fine.

 

But New Cafe Royal looks as  closed, perhaps somebody on ground may confirm  current situation 



#5 Boy69

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:50 PM

In my last trip last year I used to eat at the very good New Cafe Royal restaurant and it was almost empty all the time.It was not a good sign for the future.
I hope New Cafe Royal isn't closed .

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:58 PM

I was in pattaya 3 weeks ago. there was a sigh on the closed cafe royal that it was closed for renovation. Didn’t see any renovations going on in cafe royal but there was construction work in boystown street.

#7 Londoner

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:31 PM

The Ambiance is taking bookings now via Agoda and Booking.com.



#8 Nikom

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:44 PM

Any updates on the Ambiance website?



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:34 PM

I tried to book some dates in March , Apr , May and Jun through Agoda and it seems working fine.

But New Cafe Royal looks as closed, perhaps somebody on ground may confirm current situation

Hi Vinapu
I can confirm that Cafe Royale is now closed and a massage boy suggested “not open again”
whatever that means.

Good news is my favourite host bar Oscars is open as usual.

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#10 vinapu

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:41 AM

Thank you for an update. my heart is bleeding as out those 3 hotels in the soi I liked Cafe Royal the best, not that there's anything wrong with Copa or Ambiance.

 

I agree , Oscars is the best host bar in soi



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

Good to hear that the Ambiance is still open. It’s an iconic institution for gay visiters to Pattaya and a closure would be an indication of changing times, as is the apparent demise of Cafe Royal. I have stayed many times at the Ambiance and intend to do so again although during my recent trip I based myself mainly in the Jomtien Complex. Perhaps there is a tendency for gays to stay “anywhere” rather than clustering in accommodation known to be gay.
Like Vinapu and Biguyby I’ve always loved sitting in Oscars watching the action in the Soi. They used to have a small boutique upstairs - is that still the case ?.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

The boutique was, I believe, the project of the previous owner, an Australian guy. Oscars is undoubtedly a good place to watch the action.

I stayed at Ambiance in January and it was doing quite well. There have also been some improvements in decor . My boyfriend and I have no objection to being in a gay ghetto. Next time (thanks to Travellerdave's recommendation), we are also spending a few days  in  the Jomtien Complex. After two decades in Boyztown, the comparison should prove interesting.. 



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:14 PM

just got back from holidays,word around Boyztown is that Cafe Royale will reopen after renovation.Oscars may change owners again very soon.






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