The good: Location, room size, owner friendliness (even if clueless). Had it not been for the issues mentioned below, this would have been a perfectly lovely place to stay. I'm assuming not all experiences at Thida are like this (and judging from the other reviews, they are not). And again, the owners really are friendly.
Thida started out great. My room, #5, (the first of two, unfortunately) was nothing fancy, but adequately spacious, clean, etc. The premises of the hotel are nice, and the location (about the middle of the peninsula) was great. Lots of great shopping, restaurants, and cafes within easy walking distance of the guesthouse.
The bad: During my first night's stay (of six), someone unlocked my door and walked in! It was one of the staff, checking to see if anyone was checked in to that room. It scared the s*** out of me. The owners apologized, but I couldn't understand their reasoning for why it happened. Why didn't they know someone was staying in that room? The next few days were fine, except that next door, there is construction. LOUD construction which starts everyday around 7am. Woke me up...everyday.
The ugly: On my second to last day, I had gone to bed, turned out the lights, and was watching a bit of TV before going to sleep. After around 10 minutes, I felt something crawling on my arm. I brushed it off, thinking nothing of it. A second later, I felt something crawling on me again. I got up, turned on the lights, and couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was as if something had hatched in my room. There were water flies EVERYWHERE. ALL over the bed, next to my bed on the floor, and even along the walls. All within what could not have been 15 minutes from turning out the lights! There were also squished ones on the bed and my pillow, which means I had been lying on them and they were in my hair. I'm not a "girly girl," but this was too much. I got one of the managers. He looked curiously at the swarming flies, and simply said, "Hmmm. We've never had this before." Then he said, "Do you want to change rooms?" I was shocked! Did I want to change rooms?! There were bugs ALL OVER MY BED, and crawling all over the floor and walls. What a question! In fairness, he kindly took me to another room (bigger, with mosquito net, #3), and that was that (no apology). The next day, the owner said, "How do you like the new room? It's very nice, isn't it?" I replied that, yes, it was very nice, but my other room had been just fine, minus the bugs. She asked, "What bugs?" Sigh.
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