We loved staying at the Novotel Surin Beach. We had booked the accommodation on recommendations by friends for our family of 5, together with 4 other families traveling with kids. The families who had requested connecting rooms and ground floor accommodation were next to each other and the other families were given upgrades when asked, as their beds/rooms were on the small side. Def value for money for kids with their 300baht offer for kids to eat and drink all day, free kids activities, and table tennis and billiard table (and tv with kids shows) all in close proximity to pool and bar. So parents could relax and know that kids were having fun. Pool side bar staff were lovely but a bit overworked. It was easier to just go up and order! Nearby restaurants, massage/hair braiding places etc were reasonably priced and beach was lovely (although watch out for jelly fish and snakes!!). Rooms are tired and outdated but they are currently working on that. We would definitely stay here again and happily recommend to friends and family.