Utilitarian, uncomfortable hotel
Posted Sep 30, 2016 on Hotels
What can be said of The Weinmeister is that it is trying too hard. It is a missed opportunity of a hotel. The decor and furnishings are downright utilitarian, verging on the absurd. Starting with the lobby, where oversized giant chairs make the place feel and look busy, crowded, and dark. The seats are very uncomfortable, and you need to be on your toes not to fall off them. The table where I ate breakfast from, on the other hand, felt more like a coffee table, at knees-height.
You can't sit on these chairs for more than 15 min, and also due to the lack of light, I decided to take my work to my room. No desk or workspace there at all. There was this sofa with wheels underneath which allowed me to pull it towards the dressing table. Of course, I had to lean over to work, as my legs were pressed against the table. The sofa, if you can call it that, was terribly uncomfortable. It was a box with cushions on top. There was no position where I could sit and type without feeling like I was being punished for something (£100/night prison hotel perhaps?).
You'd think that by giving up the wardrobe (make a note of that) you'd have ample space, but no, the sofa occupies most of the walkable space in the room. It's a crowded space, and the open-shower and separate bathroom setup makes very difficult to navigate. It pains me that someone got paid to design this place. And, I think more importantly, why is everything covered in felt? When did felt become a thing? Tasteless.