Dear G. T, Thank You kindly for visiting and sharing. Thanks for rounding us up :-) And especially for noticing I designed the property to actually look slightly dated, but never out of date. I wanted a vernacular property which never really goes in or out, kind of like a classic resort on the hills in the Mediterranean or something Tuscan. But it is a lot of work to keep polished. We just did the bathrooms with travertine and granite and not sure what renovation you might suggest except for replacing the stovetops and perhaps the sofa in the room you were in. Please feel free to reach out I'd love to know. Thanks again for visiting and Happy Travels, On Behalf of the Team at Pacific Club Standard footnote with Important information below: We realize your time is valuable and your comments not only help us to improve, but also help prospective Guests to get a clearer image of what we're all about. Again, big thanks. And we'd like to remind our readers, although we offer a shuttle service to Karon Beach, It's only 5 minutes walk from our driveway to the entrance of the largest beachside park in Phuket. We notice many people don't notice the online interactive map in our website, miss the shortcuts, and walk on the road all the way to the beach or town (and that's why they comment it's a tad bit far at over 10 minutes walk) but it's far more pleasant to walk the last 5 minutes on the exercise path around Nong Harn Lake right to the oceanside gym park and waterline. Enjoy. We kindly suggest readers take a look at our 32 page mobile - tablet - computer friendly website to check rates and get even more information than you can find on TripAdvisor or any of the OTA listings (including an interactive Google walking map of our area) as well as special rate options which always carry our Best Rate Guarantee. And of course our staff at reception are always happy to help as well.