The location isn't ideal - it's a bit far from the beach where all the shops and action are. It should take about 20 minutes to walk which doesn't sound much, but the streets are very, very busy so it actually takes a lot longer than that - maybe double. It's about a 10 minute walk to the tail end of the tourist bars and restaurants, again it doesn't sound much, but it really is a bit far when you consider the amount of accommodation in Pattaya.
There are plenty of local mini marts within a 1 minute walk, some local warungs and food stalls near by, but apart from that little else is around. We even managed to pick up a WiFi signal to check our email.
We decided that we really didn't want to be that basic or isolated, so went looking for alternative lodgings the next morning. We wouldn't stay here again, but if you're on a tight buget, you could do a lot worse. There are also monthly rates, which work out at about A$10/£4.40 per WEEK- I kid you not. One warning - the rooms didn't seem very secure - perhaps the renovations will include new doors and better locks.