I planned a holiday with a group of friends this year (9 to be exact). I had stayed at Patong Beach Hotel a few years ago when it was a little tired and run down although I still enjoyed my stay. I was very pleased this time around, the hotel has been fefurbished with bright colours and modern decor, the showers were AMAZING, the only problem being the rooms were very small. As we had 3 per room we were extremely cosy! The breakfasts were wonderful as before, with a great selection of fresh fruit and hot dishes available. The convenient location to the beach, shopping and Bangla Road meant some of the mothers weren't too worried about the younger ones getting lost. The staff were lovely and friendly and only too happy to help us out with day to day activities or directions. We had access to the internet which was reasonable at 100 baht for half an hour with good connection. Housekeeping was great generally around 10 in the morning for our rooms and lovely, clean and neat on our return from breakfast or swimming at the beach. Overall, we had a fantastic time, my friends were very impressed with the hotel and the friendly staff and have already expressed their desire to return to Patong Beach Hotel next time.