The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.


Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road is in the very best location in Pattaya, I should know because I live there. The 27 floor building has 4 floors of hotel, all the other floors are condominiums.

Opposite the beach

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Located on Beach Rd just 10 Baht on the bus to get to Walking St. 🙂

Two bedroom apartment

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Most of the hotel rooms are studios however there are some terrific two bedroom apartments with views to die for.

Best view in Pattaya

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

However you must be on the south side to see this magnificent view of Pattaya.

Studio apartment 45 square meters

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


The south side has the better view.

Markland Hotel Pattaya beach northern view 

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

That is the Holiday Inn next door.

Pool at Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


There always seems to be a nice breeze around the pool.

Holiday Inn

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Holiday Inn is next door to Markland.

Holiday Inn

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


Half price pizza at Holiday Inn Tuesday night and 2 for 1 drinks between 5 & 7 pm.

Amari, Holiday Inn & Markland.

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


A great location on Beach Road, and much quieter than South Pattaya.

Mezzo coffee at Markland

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Very good coffee shop on the ground floor of Markland and Tops supermarket is in the basement.

Security at Markland

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Occasionally Markland security is not quite up to the task. 🙂

Fabulous view from 27th floor

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


This is my lovely friend Kayoco who was visiting from Tokyo.

Markland Hotel Pattaya beach is in a great location with the best views in Pattaya, use this Agoda link for very good room rates.

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road


I must confess I have never been to this restaurant. 🙂

The view from my room on the 17th floor, I have ow moved to the 20th floor.

Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road

Thanks for visiting my Markland Hotel Pattaya Beach Road photo blog, I hope to see you in the coffee shop when you arrive. 🙂

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Holiday Inn


Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya


The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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