A beautiful hotel - very nicely set out. Beautiful rooms - very comfortable and well equiped. Has tea and coffee in rooms which is rare these days and very much appreciated. Friendly staff - very helpful. Spa attached to the hotel is fantastic - private and well priced. Best value I've found for a long time. Very highly recommended. Breakfast is limited but probably because it is the low season. A long way from beaches, but it was nice to be away from the tourist strip and public transport to the beaches is easy to get.
Room is much better (bed, shower) than you'd expect from seeing the outside of the hotel which is in a bit rundown building. Seemed like renovation is only halfway finished. The Old Town, thai markets, modern shops and cinemas all on walking distance from hotel (reception helpful, but not very good at giving directions). Free wifi worked well from the room, after a router-reset. Easy 10 mins connection to ferry-pier for Koh Phi Phi. The nice views are on the front of the building (rm# 04,05,06), but on this side no double beds. From the rear (# 01, 02, 03) only wall-view from your balcony, even on top (5th) floor. No inroom safe. The included breakfast was a joke: soggy bread, 1 type jam, old coffee. Some alternatives available in neighbourhood, but this breakfast you can skip. Did not notice "extensive range of local dishes in a wide variety of regional styles" or any dining facility during the evening, went somewhere else, enough choice in Old Town.