We arrived in CM with nowhere to stay, one of the hotel staff was at the train station and offered us a good price, he said he'd drive us there, show us the room and if we didn't like it then we got a free lift into the city.
The hotel was everything he said it would be, nice clean pool and perfect location in between the Tha phae gate and the night bazaar.
I agree with everyone else and think the tours are a bit pricey but you only have to walk 10 metres and you'll find someone else selling cheaper ones, we were never pressured into anything.
We did decide on spending the rest of our time there as it was a great room at a great price.
The only slight downer was that we hung our sign to have our room cleaned on the third day but it never was.More