Alina Grande Hotel is located on the inland side of the main road at the south end of White Sand beach. It provides clean, functional, spacious aircon rooms with good wifi, cable TV and hot water showers etc.
Everything you need is within 2 minutes walk. Not for anyone looking for an island escape but if you just want a no frills, comfortable place to base yourself and like your shopping and nightlife then it’ll do you nicely. The southern end of the beach isn’t the best, so you’ll find a better stretch of sand a few minutes walk north.
It’s a good deal, especially for families, as the Deluxe Quadruple Rooms which have two double beds (sleeping 4 people) for around 2,500 Baht / night are very competitively priced. There’s even a swimming pool and garden area tucked away at the rear of the hotel where you can relax and sunbathe in peace.
There are some issues with noise form nearby bars, but kudos to the management for informing guests about this when they make a booking. Alina Grande Hotel isn’t an ideal place if you enjoy the sounds of silence. But if you plan on being out on the town or don’t mind a bit of bass late night, then it’s good value.
However, if you are a light sleeper then go for the rooms on the north side of the building are recommended. That’s the quiet side of the building.