The bed is comfortable, the room spacious and well-functioning, the building is new and tries to be cool & hip, but the price they charge is completely out of market given its location and hotel facilities. They basically take advantage that most travelers book through a major booking website in advance, having no idea about price ranges in the area, and charge you as much as a beachfront bungalow in a hotel with swimming pool and buffet breakfast. Samatha is not a bad place to stay, except that its surroundings are pretty ugly and rundown, but the amount they charge feels like a rip off. For the same price, I would have stayed in a much nicer place next to the beach. Further, it's pretty noisy to sleep as the neighbors roosters will surely wake you up at 6am sharp, everyday.
On a positive note, the staff and owner are very nice and flexible in regards to when you wanna have your breakfast and whether you wanna have your room cleaned.
In short, I would be happy to give it 5 stars if they charged me half the price, at most.More