Initially, I was placed on the ground floor towards the main traffic artery. The disturbance at night from the traffic at all hours was sufficiently disturbing, that I requested a quieter room. Mr. Mani, the hotel manager, moved me twice, culminating in a free upgrade to a more spacious suite, though my concerns thereafter were the cigarette smoke wafting through the common door joining adjacent suites and noisy neighbors, who would not keep quiet after 2200 hours. My concern was well founded, since I had to be well rested for my job boarding ships, inspecting same and occasionally crawling through enclosed shipboard tanks. Finally, and for the majority of my stay of 90 days, the suite next to mine was kept clear of potentially discourteous guests and the periphery of the common door was sealed with electrical tape to keep the smoke out. I must give Mr. Mani the highest marks for accommodating me through all my trials and tribulations, since the majority of my stay was spent in blissful silence after hours and without the cigarette smoke cloying my lungs and nasal passages. Those who wish to stay at this hotel would be well served to approach Mr. Mani directly, thus preserving their sanity and good will towards the hotel, since it is the caliber of the guests that is the main arbiter. Also, good to keep in mind is that the upper, and quieter, floors are reserved for smokers, the lower floors are for non-smokers, but suffer under the effects of the traffic noise out front and the air conditioning chiller out back. The only recourse is to modify an upper-floor smoker's suite into a non-smoking habitat, as I managed to eventually arrange.