We stayed here for 3 nights and it was the best value for money we found in phuket, kata beach is alot nicer and cleaner than patong beach, we stayed 2 nights in patong and 3 nights in kata. Patong is good for the party scene but alot gets a little too much after a couple nights, depending on what your into. Kata is alot quiter but still has plenty of restaurants, bars and markets. Case e mare was exellent value at 700 baht PN about halve what other hotels of simular style are charging. It is run by a friendly italian family, there is an italian restaurant/ bar downstairs in the loby.the hotel is about 1.5 km away from the beach which is a bit of a walk in the heat, you can rent a moterbike from the hotel for 200 baht for 24 hrs that makes it very easy to get to the beach and restaurants, bars etc. Overall exellent value for money in phuket. Has free WiFi, aircon, fridge, cable tv, and all the essentials for a budget but comfortable hotel. Would defiantly stay again when we return to kata.