We looked around a few places in Kantiang Bay before choosing this place, and were generally very happy. We got one of the clifftop bungalows, which had a fantastic view of the bay and was spacious and comfortable - excellent value at 800 Baht (off season). It could have been cleaner (spent 10 minutes wiping the windows down, which improved the view no end) and there were ants, but at the price it compared favourably with other places we stayed in Thailand. The staff were friendly and helpful, though they only service the rooms on request. I find it hard to believe one of the reviews below which claim this place is run by the Thai mafia - we had a minor incident with one of their hire scooters and returned it with a few scratches, but they told us not to worry, and were more concerned about our bumps and grazes. The restaurant in the off season keeps very irregular hours, but with the excellent Drunken Sailors cafe just down the hill this was no problem.
The main problem we had here, and it really wasn't their fault, was the beachside bar (think it was called the Why Not Bar) just along the shoreline, whose band played really loud, out-of-tune covers of classic rock songs from 9pm to midnight every night. We thought it was karaoke the first night, but it turned out that the band just had a very bad singer. If you like that sort of thing it may be OK, but it rather destroyed the otherwise restful ambience of the bay. We hired a lot of DVDs from the Drunken Sailors which helped to drown it out.
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