What a great find! No wonder it was ranked number 2 out of all of the hotels on the island. The owners and staff could not have been more warm and welcoming. The breakfasts provided a great start to a wonderful beach day. The hotel is ideally located since there are a variety of restaurants in the area and you are within a block of the beach. You can also take public transportation (although I did not) to get to other parts of the island. The hotel is located in the middle of a neighborhood, so you can get a sense of what it means to actually live on the island. The Lilac Relax-Residence is definitely a boutique hotel compared to others in the area, so be prepared to be impressed. Dinner was not being served during my visit, but I have no doubt that it too would be wonderful. I would strongly encourage anyone visiting Bangkok, who wants a good hotel!