I booked into The Axis with a friend hoping for peace and quiet - something you don't get at a big hotel in the busy touristy areas of Pattaya. The location of The Axis appeared to be perfect but looks can be deceiving. The corner unit facing Buddha Hill was very nice but the traffic noise from Thappraya Rd and Pratumnak Rd was shocking. We could not sit on the balcony as we couldn't hear ourselves talk. At night time even with the air conditioning on the constant sound of motorcycles, trucks and buses with substandard mufflers was unbelievable - only in Thailand. Also the doors to each apartment "bang" everytime the tenants leave or enter - a simple remedy would be to put a couple of rubber or silicone "plugs" inside the door jam so wood doesn't hit wood. The same problem with the security doors to carpark area and elevators. Terrible - never again. Next time back to LK Empress or LK Rennaissance.