Where to start?
Posted May 12, 2011
Let me begin by saying that I'm not a picky guy. I'm fine in places that may not be the best neighborhood, or may not be a top-of-the-line motel. This place, however, was worse than about 80% of the hostels I stayed in when I backpacked through Europe one summer.
Users who are annoyed at not being able to easily find a place or at having to listen carefully and speak slowly to the front desk staff may want to consider other options. The place is easy to miss (it's right before the hospital). The family that runs the motel is friendly and welcoming, but the gentleman who checked me in is still improving his English.
I asked for a non-smoking room. The carpet had cigarette burns all over it (by all over it, I mean in no less than 2 dozen separate places) and the place smelled faintly of smoke, but sure enough, it was marked as non-smoking.
The sheets were dusty, yet somehow the bed had fleas on it (sand fleas from the beach across the street).
There was HALF A ROLL of extremely cheap toilet paper in the room. THAT'S IT. No soap, no shampoo, no kleenex/tissue. Bring your own.
The towels smelled of bleach, thank god, but after using them so did I.
The best part? About 90 seconds after I turned the light out for the night, something that sounded bigger than a cockroach but smaller than a cat made a mad, skittering dash across the floor, crashed into a wall in the "kitchen," and disappeared. On top of fleas, the place had mice or rats.