This is a long way from Pattaya - the songthaew driver at Pattaya bus terminal wanted to charge me 500 baht for the journey but I haggled down to 300. The hotel is pretty much in the middle of nowhere next to a small lake, although there are convenience stores and western-type bars/restaurants on the road. If you have a car then it would be good for travelling to nearby trails/hikes. The room itself was very average - it is not 'boutique' and looks very dated - the bathroom in particular needs renovation. I had a room overlooking the pool with a balcony which was quite nice. The room was clean enough & the bed comfy but facilities limited (e.g. no safe, TV pre-historic, wifi very unstable). For the price this is not a great option.