Checked in at Simpitel after the debacle of CC's Hideaway (they were doing construction works, so checked out after one night of noise and disruption).
So even in peak season there were some rooms available at the Simpitel. The Simpitel is a traditional high rise European style hotel with lift located in the heart of Karon.
The rooms are very comfortable and the staff are pleasant. Surprisingly quiet for its central location. Although we were on the 5th floor.