Le Meridien has the advantage of being one of the older hotels in Phuket and thus has sprawling lawns, a prime location and is right on the beach. It is only a few minutes away from Patong. I stayed in one of the garden view rooms and didn't mind the view as i was there only for a night. The room seemed newly renovated, modern and was extremely comfortable. The other parts of the hotels were slightly dated and in need of an upgrade. The service staff, especially at the front office were well trained and friendly. The hotel offers free wifi in the public areas but you need to pay for it if you want to use internet in your rooms. Overall a great hotel, worth going back to.