We had booked a hotel called CC’s Hideway and located between Karon and Kata Beach, on top of a hill (10 minutes away from the crowds and noise). Before leaving, we checked the reviews on TripAdvisor and noticed that almost all of them were excellent.
Her : the hotel was very clean and the room had a very large shower, with hot water. The bed was really comfortable and the breakfast really nice, with good coffee. As the hotel is located on top of a hill, they offer a free shuttle service from 9AM to 11 PM to 6 main areas of Karon. We however, had our own motorbike. I would say this is a very family friendly place with a nice pool. We didn’t get to try the restaurant as we were eating out every nights but we did however order a beer once which was really overpriced (110 Baths for a small Singha !).
Him : The hotel was great, swimming pool to refresh, wireless and TV with 3 channels of good latest movies (fox movies, etc)! Sometimes gets noisy, but never at night.