We stayed here for the required 5 nights for the Full Moon Party. We were three people in a triple room (one single, one queen bed) on the main floor in the building on the same side as the reception. Our room was just what we needed. We had good AC, a clean room, and cable TV (for hangover maintenance time). The WiFi was a bit temperamental - it kicks you off if there are too many simultaneous users - but you just have go to the front desk and reset it (and then rush to be one of the first back on again.
Overall, our stay was great. The woman at reception was initially not friendly, but she warmed up to us eventually. She is very particular about the use of neon paint - you think you're not going to, then you get in the FMP spirit and next thing you know you glow in the dark - so don't use the paint in your room or you will be charged for damages. The hotel is right on Sunset Beach, but the beach is not actually a place where you can sit or go swimming, it's dirty. Instead walk the 6 minutes to the actual Haad Rin beach, or go somewhere up the island (there are incredible beaches away from the main FMP area!). You can walk anywhere in Haad Rin, so don't worry about 'missing the action', you will be right there in a five minute walk. On party nights, the the walk feels like walking into a music festival or concert. You have tons of bucket vendors, and partiers lining every street - then you get to the beach, and well, you know... craziness!
Back to the hotel - yeah it's expensive for FMP nights. Deal with it. If you stay somewhere that's not walking distance you will end up paying for it over and over and over again as you feed all your cash to the taxi pickup truck mafia. If you want to stay somewhere close to the party that is not thousands of dollars, this is a great bet.
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