The drive from the airport took approximately 30 to 45 min. It will vary depending on the traffic which is a local attraction in its own.
Don't be to hasty in judging this book by its cover, since arriving to guesthouse during day time (considering the little alleys we had to take to get there) can be misleading. Once inside, you are greeted with beautifully designed restaurant with both inside and outside sitting. To the right of the main lobby is a small rectangular pond with miniature bridge. Crimson curtains, decorated woodwork, and clay vases filled with water with kaleidoscope of flowers and petals.
The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Most spoke English. Our room was on the second floor and when we asked, mostly out of curiosity, to see other available rooms, the manager gave us a tour of all available rooms. We ended up staying in our room. It was clean, albeit some what smaller comparing to other we've seen. It was clean, queen size bed (I think), full shower. It had a small side door to the balcony which we never used.
The guesthouse is part of a restaurant which spawns across three floors (third floor has a semi open roof although there is not much to see in the alleys below :) ). Not certain but I believe first two floors are for a la cart servings and third floor is a buffet style. Both a la cart and buffet offers delicious food (the best pineapple chicken rice ever). Great service (although if you are used to more US expedited style, be patient. Just about everything on the menu, including drinks are made on the spot so it does take time). Keep an eye of local delicacies at the buffet such as spiders :)
Located virtually at the center of the city, it is very easy to get around. The guesthouse manager assisted us in arranging tuk tuk for the whole day for $15 (these guys camped outside the hotel all hours of the day and night ... feel free to negotiation but be fare. We paid our guy extra $20 since he was really good). We never had an issue with loud noises.
And the place is very affordable.
Overall I would highly recommend.
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