Located at the end of Chaweng Beach so it is a lot quieter than most hotels which we loved. It is not too far away from everything though and you can always get a songthaew (a converted pickup truck) for about £1 per person from one end to the other if you don't fancy walking.
The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, rooms were large and very clean. There was good wifi available free of charge, tv, tea and coffee etc a hairdryer was provided on request. Our TV didn't work but we didn't mention this to anyone as there's so much to do here you don't need one. I'm sure if we had it would have been resolved promptly.
Pool again was lovely and clean, usually we were the only one's there so plenty of sunbeds!
The hotel has a private beach only a short walk away which is miles better than the local beach as it is clear and much cleaner.
The only downside of the hotel would be that it had no lifts but we had our suitcases carried to our room and back for us and after eating huge amounts of lovely Thai food we needed the exercise!
We had two rooms, one at the front facing the pool and one at the back facing the sea, both lovely views but the one at the back was probably a bit better. It also had the sun in the morning and seemed to be a bit more sheltered when the wind picked up ..you also got a great view of the local buffalos!
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