I stayed at BYD for 6 nights in April 2012. My first thought of this hotel was WOW, this place is nice!!!! Everything looked new and was good condition (ie. bed, couch etc) and my room was spotless. Just a short walk to Bangla Rd and the beach. The staff was very friendly and made sure that I had everything that I needed. When I chose to not get turn down service one day, the front desk called just take make sure this was not a mistake and asked if I needed towels or the fridge re-stocked. Cant say enough good things about this hotel. It may be a little on the pricey side (at least for Thailand, this is cheap for what you get when compared to the states) but the money is well spent. I will be returning to Thailand in a couple months and plan on staying at BYD lofts again!