"Central position, but NO streetlights at night"
The room I was first allotted had a faulty 'aircon', I asked reception if I could have a room with a working unit, there was no problem at all, I was shown another room, all the staff, receptionists, doormen, waiters, house keepers and including the young Lady in the gift shop, all went out of their way to be helpful. A special mention for the Housekeeper (room 214), who's bed making qualities I have never seen the likes of in decades, so neat and tidy, he must have used a tape measure to get everything so perfectly square, the room was always spotlessly clean, a feather in his cap!
The dining area was also clean, neat and tidy (tho' on one occasion I did find two soup spoons that appeared to have been licked) on the table I was using, apart from that all was good there, the buffet food was well cooked, presented and used good quality ingredients. The building I was informed was built in 1958, a beautiful structure of the old Colonial architecture, in mint condition inside and out. On the street outside away from the Hotel, one has to be careful of where one walks, as there are MANY manhole covers and culvert flagstones missing, always look where you are going. At night there are NO STREETLIGHTS anywhere in the City, so what with that and the state of the pavements, it wasn't worth the risk of falling into one of these (sometimes very deep) caverns and breaking my neck, of course this is a problem for the City Council and nothing to do with the Hotel. Enjoyed my stay
Gavin from Darwen, England