I have stayed at Rani Hotel & Spa. Location still good - just a little further down than Santika (Santika...our favourite...was booked out, thus we went to Rani).
Nice rooms, pool & brekky. It was only new when we went there are it had a bit of a sterile appearance at the time...no garden etc. It is a large hotel squashed into a small space...but at the right price it would be fine.
If Santika Premiere rooms were the same price -- absolutely no competition (Santika hands down!!)...I would also throw Febris into the mix. Have also stayed there and probably liked it better than Rani, though more kids at Febris (I only saw one child at my time at Rani...bless...in the room above ours and kept us awake most nights :))
Febris rooms were similar quality to Rani...but the pool area & spa facilities at Febris were much better!
Edited: 23 May 2012, 11:46