We had only positive experiences overall and specifically related to our 5 day stay at LaRio Hotel. The hotel itself is new, very well designed with particular attention to detail. Everything in the fridge was complimentary which was great for the kids! The A/C ran cold, the shower was hot, the room was clean, everything worked! We had an adjoining room and one of them had a bunk bed which was perfect for our kids. We even needed an extra bed in the kids' room which fit nicely. The staff was very helpful and we had no trouble communicating with them in English. Breakfast was great -- with fried rice, eggs, fruits, bread, juices and coffee/tea. A very convenient and tasty was to start the day. We didn't use the pool although it looked inviting. The hotel itself is off the main road which was perfect -- no road noise but were less than a minute from restaurants and shops. Finding a tuk-tuk was not difficult although we did walk down to Ao Nang beach most of the time. The hotel has a shuttle service a few times during the day which would be convenient. The one time we considered using it Uma (General Manager) graciously drove us further than the shuttle would have to Riley beach. We were able to get laundry done easily with the front desk where they arranged to have it sent out. The staff at the front desk was knowledgeable about the area and the available activities. They arranged transportation back to the airport after we checked out with a good taxi service.