Close to the beach and the restaurants
The location is OK but the hotel itself is not that great. We had a room at the back which we found was overlooked by the dormitories of the local workers. The front of the hotel is just as bad as it overlooks the street where traders and tourists are milling about all day. The manager is not the friendliest but the other staff are better. The restaurant looks OK but we did not eat in there once. The room was OK but a little basic. The tiling needs work in the bathroom and the shower goes from hot to cold and any time of day. The TV if that is important is an awful old CRT unit with a few English speaking channels. The Aircon was effective and bed not to bad. We had ants but no roaches as extra guests but it was not too much of an issue. The view over the dorms from the balcony is separated by a little stream that runs through a culvert, I thought it would be Mosquito he'll but it was not to bad, I did get a few bites though. The beach at Karon us excellent thought, way better than the beach at Patong. This beach makes up for the shortfall in the lack of pool at the hotel. Lastly we used phuketshuttle to take us to the airport at they are significantly cheaper that the hotel price for picking you up etc.