The location was much better than what was shown on the map. the map made it look as though the hotel was about 2 blocks from the beach. In fact, Thien Tan is part of the Thien Tan Star Resort, & they are on the beach, although it is about a 50 metre was through very open trees. The rooms are big although a bit old but that in no way detracted from them. Very good value for the money & I would highly recommend it for people on a budget. I would gladly stay there again. The food was a bit uninspired, and expensive for what I got, and not many of the staff spoke English.