My partner and I stayed in a standard room with balcony on the 4 - 14th February 2012. The room and bathroom were very clean. Furnishings were modern and the room was quite spacious. There was a DVD player so we could buy videos from Kata and watch in our room. I was 17 weeks pregnant and did find the bed quite hard - Thai's like their beds hard which I was expecting but I did ask reception for something to put under the sheet to make it a bit softer and it was fine. Staff were very friendly and the woman who own's and runs the hotel is lovely and very helpful. We had read through trip advisor regarding this hotel before coming and had seen a review saying ask for a room with a balcony otherwise you might end up with a view of the neighbouring building which is very close and consequently makes the room feel a little bit prison like. We asked for a balcony but we still ended up facing the opposite buiding. It wasn't a big deal for us though as we didn't spend much time in the room during the day. I'm sure we would have been accommodated if we had asked to move but we couldn't be bothered really. I thought the hotel swimming pool was great - very clean and I didn't find it too cold as has been mentioned in other reviews. It was a refreshing break from the heat. There are free towels to use and to take to the beach. The breakfast wasn't brilliant - western style scrambled eggs, toast, jam, sausages and beans sometimes. We discovered a brilliant freshfood market just near the hotel where we bought fresh fruit (dragon fruit, bananas, pineapple, mango and watermelon) and made a huge fruit salad for breakfast in the mornings then topped up with a bit of toast from the hotel. To find the market, go out of the hotel and turn left and cross the main road in front of you. Just up on the left you'll find the market. If you cross the road back again you'll find another sort of shack like shop which sells cutting boards, knives, bowls and cuttlery etc. The fruit is excellent. There are electronic safes in the rooms and free internet for use in reception area. The hotel is really well located in that there are restaurants, 7-11's, atms all just a couple of minutes away. It's a 10 minute walk to the beach and at night there's a great atmosphere walking down through to the main Kata area. Kata beach is very busy and not really our cup of tea so we would get a tuk tuk to the southern end of Kata Noi beach (next beach south of Kata) about 200 baht. We really liked Kata Noi as it wasn't as busy and you can do a bit of snorkelling off the beach. Grab a beach chair and an umbrella for 100 baht each for the day - sooooooooooooooooooooooo relaxing! Just find a chair and a guy will come up and collect the money from you. I would definately recommend the BluEco Hotel - just remember its not a luxury resort but for a three star hotel its really clean, comfortable, friendly and really well positioned for shops, restaurants and beach. Also, we did get an airport pick up when we arrived. Our driver was lovely and waiting for us when we arrived a bit late. A great stay. Oh and you get two bottles of water everyday.
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