I stayed in the dormitory room at this hotel. It was very clean and I had the whole room to myself. I would fully recommend this hotel as a place to stay. The staff were all really nice, friendly and helpful. Located right next to the beach and about a 5 minute walk from the night market.
We arrived having been stranded due to the volcano ash and not knowing where to go and asked the taxi driver to take us somewhere quiet, cheap and close to the beach - he took us to Casaviva Inn - we were impressed with the cleanliness and reserved a large room which was very spacious with a huge bed, tv, aircon, fridge and wifi connection. The bathroom was ample with walk in shower. No food is supplied but plenty of places to grab a bite locally. Pierre was most helpful and could direct you to where you wanted to go and knew the answer to all of our questions. You can get your laundry done just up the road, supermarket just a few steps away and the beach is close.
My family have just arrived back from an unexpected stay at the Casaviva Inn hotel. We were delayed because of the Volcanic Ash problem which delayed our return to the UK. We arrived at Pattaya bus station and ask the taxi driver to take us to somewhere clean, cheap and quiet. He did just that. We arrived and was given a large room 302 on the third floor. There was myself, my husband and my 8 year old son. We were impressed with the cleanliness and size of the room. The hotel also has free internet access. You can also use the computer in reception free of charge. The hotel is also very close to Jomtien beach. The husband and wife team are very helpful especially in answering questions on places of interests and costs of trips etc. The only thing I would add to the rooms is a small table and chairs. Otherwise the room is very adaquate. There is no swimming pool but I took my son to the Saritta hotel which is opposite and if you buy a drink they don't mind you using the pool. There are also a Family Mart close by and a laundry service next door.
My Wife and I stayed at the casaviva Inn. It is described as a Chonburi Hotel but is actually in Jomtien Beach. We arrived early and that was no problem. Got a great room, large, clean and with everything you could want. The bathroom was spotless and that is always a good sign. The staff was particularly attentive and gave us great help with local activities and shopping tips. It is less that a minute walk to the beach. For the rates this hotel represent exelent value and we will stay there again.