A good place to be to see the area and birdlife, but ideally you need your own transport. It is 600 metres from the main road (and bus route), and 2 km from the beach in the other direction. No tuktuks normally go past the door, so you have to walk every time.
Large, basic room, no hot water. Staff very friendly and helpful, food good (especially prawns and crab).
The situation will change when the railway is re-built (I was told late 2013, but ...); then it wil be about 50 metres from a station.