The cheaper rooms at this nondescript hotel hold great value, as for around 600 baht you are along the water and near the heart of Sairee beach. The facilities are mostly new and the lady who runs the joint is comparatively quite friendly. Only downfalls, there's no WiFi nor breakfast.
Don't let the dive schools fool you!! This hotel is under separate ownership and management, and if this accommodation is 'included' in the price tag of your diving course, you actually are paying an inflated price in order to cover the costs associated with housing you. Luckily, this is a good place to be situated.
Until now I have not commented about other reviewers, but in this case I will make an exception. It seems that those who stayed here and had a negative experience were likely looking for five star treatment at a two star price. And as for the staff being 'rude', I can only imagine it is due to a high degree of ethnocentrism.