This was my first trip to Thailand my partner has been many times before so he arranged the whole trip. We spent 5 nights in Patong Lodge Hotel, and to be honest for the money we paid it was much better than what I expected.
There is nothing amazing about this hotel,but it really is great value for money. The room was clean and so was the bathroom.
As we did not spend to much time at the hotel I can not comment on the food, but staff were very helpful when we arrived.
The hotel is away from the main areas Patong market, Bangla road etc
I recommend that you rent a motorbike or scooter, it really gives you so much more freedom to explore.More