First of all, we have a 20 year history with the Muang Samui; having stayed here about 6 or 7 times. We booked through Expedia for a Garden View room. On arrival, we requested to be away from the street. The receptionist first suggest a ground floor room near reception, which we didn’t want. It took several tries, but we were finally given a location we liked. The room was nice, as usual. The hotel staff was lovely, as usual. Breakfast was the usual huge spread. We still like the Muang Samui, but there was loud construction noise from an adjacent hotel under expansion up to almost 6 pm. Some of the guests in groups were super loud and rude; oblivious that other guests wanted to relax by the pool. Fortunately, they left after a few days. Outdoor we book again? Maybe...we felt we didn’t quite receive the “valued return guests” treatment with room selection that we would have been nice.