Patong is the absolute pits unless you're into cheap bars, sex shows, and Patpong like sporting events. La Flora is a delightful well run, happy place. Rooms spotless, staff delightful, excellent breakfast, nice pools, direct beach access without having to go outside. Unfortunately they don't own the beach, so you must rent a sun bed from another service provider. I will never return to Patong, but if I did it would be to the La Flora.