Second time around we can`t fault the Meridien. Yes, it`s difficult to make reservations and very little english is spoken, but the nice lady from the tourist information can help. The staff that was describend as couldn`t be bothered to serve customers does exisist, but for some reason only accumulates in the downstairs bar & restaurant. So you might have to walk up to the bar to order a beer. The upstairs restaurant is different. Staff is attentive and trying and our chicken with dried chilly, chicken with cashew nuts and Cap Cay was really quite good. The deluxe room was clean and very quiet - just what we wanted. If you think the hot water is not working, just try both taps - the one on the right side didn`t indicate it, but it was for hot water. Instead of turning it we needed to push it. Breakfast a chrismas was surprisingly good campared to earlier visits: A wide range of food including tasty make-your-own Soto Ayam. Best thing is of course the proximity to the airport.