OK so admittedly it was October and off season and myself and a chum from the UK I hadn't seen for 10 years had the place to ourselves, but... it was great. The location is smack in the middle of Chaweng and Lamai which may or may not suit depending on your proficiency on a scooter and fear threshold (Thai road rules are kind of lackadaisical), but there is a regular free shuttle for those with a stronger life preservation awareness.
We had a great room with a balcony and a nice view towards Chaweng. The room was very comfortable and clean and someone cleaned it every day. The bathroom was as good as you will find anywhere. Some good leftover free books in the ‘library’ area. The endless pools are great and clean, and that poolside toilet was a godsend!
I’m confused about the negative reviews of the breakfast – endless coffee and eggs cooked to order and bacon and other goodies kept me satiated until well into the afternoon. The breakfast room is upstairs and has great views. The bar and lunch area are on a *huge* deck area half covered half open with panoramic views of the gulf of Thailand.
Yes, the breakfast and bar staff are quite reserved and may not have the best grasp of English, but then I can’t speak Thai either so fairs fair. They certainly tried their best and were happy to deliver cocktails to us at the pool – once we had established just what is was we wanted :-)
Top tip: there is signboard at the front with stick on letters announcing the names of the arriving guests. It’s really fun to come home after a few drinks and re-arrange the names into rude words.
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