Chateau Gutsch is unlike anywhere I’ve stayed before & a very peculiar hotel that just happened to work well for part of our honeymoon. We stayed in the Junior Suite Majorelle, a moorish attic room with peakaboo views. While pretty, there’s a feeling of kitsch, novelty, & relative neglect in the hotel. Dirty tile floors in the restaurant, standoffish staff, dead insects on the windowsills, no decent tv options or dependable wifi. Upon checking in for a 5 night stay, we were wished “good luck” by the front desk. 😕 The building itself is just cool regardless. Next door, in addition to the hill-climbing funicular, is a rather creepy sculpture park which I can only imagine belonging at Burning Man, and for which they once astonishingly charged an entry fee for, but no more. Of particular interest is a series that unskilfully highl mass murderers and perpetuators of genocide. There’s a huge flashing heart that is missing chunks of its facade on the backside that I found to be just depressing.
However there were plenty of other positive things which offset the bad. We ordered room service one night which was actually quite good. We also felt like we had a ton of privacy because nobody was on our floor. THE VIEWS are absolutely incredible. I love the location too - far away from the hoards of tourists. And while the room was dusty and a little cob-webby and the towels/sheet service wasn’t great, they withheld alcohol from our mini fridge after we explaine