Upmarket Hotel in a Downmarket area
Posted Sep 16, 2014
On first impression, this hotel was a lovely choice and overall... it was. Unfortunately, there is an area of wasteland directly in front of the hotel which is not so pleasing to the eye, nor to take a stroll in. Filthy old bedding material lying in unkempt grass and roughage from obvious down-and-outs using the area to sleep in. The hotel itself, though, had a pretty good (no surveillance, though) underground car park which led directly into the hotel at the -1 basement level. Pretty dark but with movement sensors that lit much of the place up. Unfortunately., trying to unpack and pack a motorbike is kind of difficult with the lights constantly switching off and so having to walk around in order to trigger the movement sensors into responding regularly. Overall a good experience part from being refused the opportunity to change my table for dinner because I felt too close to the 'noisy' (and otherwise) table next to me. I consequently asked to have my dinner in my room for which I was charged extra...! Now, this is understandable for room service but as I was unhappy in the dining room and they couldn't shift me, I really felt they should have waived the room service fee.