The hotel is ab out 15-20 minute from the airport which many boutique hotels, hostels and five star hotels are but this hotel is not bang in the middle of the city center which we are grateful for; the reason being if you live in the city center where the pub street, night markets are, things can get very noisy as there are super shiny lights shining out to the sky at night, disco music booming as well as dodgy people trying to entice you. This hotel is about a 5-8 min ride away from the city centre ( 2 dollar standard for us to get to city centre for tuk tuks) and it made all the difference as we did not have to endure the disco sounds and hustle and bustle whilst being located close.
Having said that, some tuk tuk drivers may not be familiar with the way back ,therefore it is always good to have google map at hand or else they may haggle you for 3 USD back.
We booked 4 rooms facing the pool and that is important because it gives you the most tranquil feel without having to face the neighborhood. The extra isn't much to get and it was a well made decision thankfully for us.
The overall cleanliness actually does match 5 star hotels despite being a 4 star hotel. In fact they do house keep on a daily basis to ensure you have your basic amenities fresh and ready to go.
Having said that, there was a long strand of hair on the bathtub in which I stayed but that would be a very minuscule thing to add in compared to the overall tidiness