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.

Unique-A1 Hotel-Pattaya
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Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

A-One Hotel pool

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel the A-One has two main pools to enjoy or simply walk across Beach road to the beach. The hotel is in a perfect location next door to my condo. 🙂

Twin ships

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

The main hotel consists of 2 buildings at the front shaped like ships and 2 at the back, in adjacent Soi 3 there are 3 more 6 story hotels and a huge 20 story one under construction. The 27 floor high-rise in the photo is Markland where I live on the 20th floor.

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

This is only one of around 6 of there properties in the area.

Stunning at night

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Unique and unforgettable, no wonder it is one of the most popular hotels in Pattaya. Take a Baht bus in front of the hotel for a short trip to wonderful Walking St for 10 Baht or 30 cents usd.

Seafood BBQ every night

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Sit beside one of the two large pools and enjoy the seafood buffet.

All aboard

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Beautifully lit up at night this Unique Pattaya Hotel represents good value. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Unique Pattaya Hotel landmark

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Located on Beach Road north Pattaya between Soi 2 and Soi 3.

Exciting & spectacular

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

The view looking down from my condo in Markland.

September 16 2016

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Big renovation going on around the pools.

Another A-One in Soi 3

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Ai have quite a few adjoining properties, this one is located in Soi 3.

The big mishap in Soi 3

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

This new A-One hotel will be huge, over 20 floors, they had a little mishap late 2014 when the crane toppled over.

A closer look

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

Luckily there were no reports of any injuries.


June 2015

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

One and 1/2 years later they are still at ground level.  Once they start above ground the progress will gain momentum.

September 4 2016

Unique Beach Road Pattaya Hotel

On the way to being completed, has reached 19 floors high.

July 2017

Unique Beach Road Pattaya HotelThe finished project, they call it the MYTT Hotel.

Lights at Xmas 2017.

Unique Beach Road Pattaya HotelQuite spectacular. 

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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.


  1. Hi David, I have been a loyal follower of yours for a few years now. I am from New Jersey, 58 year old male. I am planning a trip to Thailand in early January for close to two months. I may take a flight to the Philippines for a week or two in the middle? I know you stay in the northern area of Pattaya across from the beach and you mentioned to me that apartments in your building are for rent for a reasonable amount. Is that still possible? I truly want to travel the country, would you suggest a week here a week there. I like new and adventurous things, diving, beaches, etc. Not sure if I would like the craziness at Pattaya too long? Any suggestions? An appreciative yank for all of your stories, pictures and great photos! Mike D.

    • Hi Mike, yes there are condos available, do you know your dates? It is more difficult December & January but if you give me the dates a month or so before I’m sure I can find something.