Running out of options we stayed here for two nights. We got the family room at the rate of a double room, which was still too much in our opinion. The room was spacious but also a little bit of run down - so far, so good. The missing but very necessary mosquito net and the weird smell (potatoes mixed with mold, mothballs and perhaps something dead?) were the real drawbacks. At a rate of almost 63 USD (yes I know, it's high-season...) the value drops pretty quickly. The smell didn't even go away after opening the main door and the one to the outdoor bathroom for hours. The strange scent balls hung up by the staff were useless if not as strange as the room's smell itself.
Speaking of the former: staff are "really nice". Or as long as they try to sell you anything, e.g. their brother's taxi-service, their cousins bike rental, just whatever. Nepotism to its perfection. Being bothered to death by the hotel staff to such an extent is really annoying - worse than the hawkers at the beach.
It's incomprehensible to see this place having so good rankings on Tripadvisor and being Lonely Planet's Top Choice. Just avoid.
Only good things: courtyard is nice and well kept and the nearby restaurant "The Balcony" serves really delicious food, which unfortunately comes with almost the same kind of hawkers as a side dish.