We stayed 10 nights at Baan Halle and couldn't have been happier. The hotel is only a year old and has been maintained in immaculate fashion. The room is large and sliding doors (with screens to keep out the odd mosquito) open to a nice little balcony with views towards Kata beach and sunsets. (Though the sun sets behind a distant building that's closer to the beach as the beach is not visible.) The view is of a dense assortment of rooftops and lots of trees. Access to the rooms is by open but sheltered stairways and long open galleries down the side of the building. On returning from the beach late in the afternoon we could leave the entrance door and the balcony door open and the breeze just howled through the unit. Same in the early morning. The AC is powerful and quiet but we really only used it for sleeping and then more to control humidity. Very nice mattress and pillows. Very nice little kitchenette with a good sized fridge and freezer, sink, microwave and kettle. Shower was very roomy and well designed and has a demand water heater that worked perfectly. Internet was solid, lighting had a dimmer, there's a safe and cable TV was as extensive as you'll find. The owner/managers are sweethearts. Is it possibly to be TOO attentive? Location is on the busy 4 lane road that runs parallel to the coast. You'd think it would be annoying, it is heavily traveled, but the location of the rooms mutes this quite effectively. Its far enough from Kata, the nearest beach, that you need a scooter ( or car, if you're into overkill) to get around. The hotel sourced us a perfect Honda 125cc for a decent price and it was a pleasant 5 minute trip to the beach. At about one tenth of the price of the high-end beachfront resorts nearby, this is a very reasonable trade-off. Besides, there are at least 12 nice beaches on the west coast of Phuket and we tried at least 8 over our 2 month trip and would happily return to any of them. Mobility is highly useful, in other words. So, don't even think of staying here, we plan to return and the rooms are in limited supply!