Yes, the hotel definately needs a refurbishment. Its a bit old. But location is great, views fantastic and also a beautiful clean big outdoor pool. You do hear the noise from the beach bars until about 2am, but that’s to be expected at party islands like Phi Phi... and the hotel is at a safe distance, so the noise was never that loud for me to not being able to sleep.
The breakfast is ok, you have fruit, noodles, eggs, yoghurt, salad bar, toast etc... but all pretty obligated and standard... nothing special.
An easy tip: The pool-side staff should make sure people dont ‘block’ the beds by putting a towel there and not being there for a long periode of time. Not very nice for people who actually want to use them. Just dont allow this and remove the towels when it happens.