A great stay!
The room is nothing short of perfect - here it all adds up to be one of the best rooms I have stayed in. Its BIG & spacious, clean, refrigerator, coffee, kitchenette - its got all you can ask for, working desk, sofa group, good bed, very nice bathroom. Free wifi. Balcony with poolview. This room is more a serviced apartment than it is 'just' a hotelroom.
If staying on low floor, you can get out of bed and walk right into the pool !
Hotel is situated just off the beachroad (about 600 metres walk to the 90 degree bend at the start of Beach Road) and it makes this place very quiet.
If you plan on walking a lot around Walking Street and where the action is, its a bit too far but TukTuk's are plentyful.
Breakfastbuffet is ok. Dont normally stay and eat/drink in the hotels unless they can offer something special in terms of life/atmosphere and that little extra that wants you to sometimes spend time there. Havent dined or been in a bar at the hotel.
Especially for the working person, its a perfect choice. For the couple/family w/children, its also a very good choice and the beach is close by and in short walking distance.
I highly recommend The Woodlands and the room rates they charge are no more than seen in hotels of a lot lesser quality.More