Posted Sep 13, 2016
I planned a surprise weekend trip for my partner and I to Paris, and this hotel was to be our base. We live in different countries, so don't get to see one another that often. While we enjoyed wandering around Paris, this hotel didn't help in pretty basic ways.
Firstly, we weren't given a "do not disturb" sign, and even though we both shouted when the door was knocked, first one and then another person randomly wandered into our room while we were both sleeping on the Saturday morning. We were sleeping naked and on top of the covers because the air conditioning wasn't working so plenty of embarrassment was had by all.
We thought they might have realised it wasn't working by that night and done something about it since the room was like an oven, but unfortunately not. So at 3AM on Sunday morning, we finally got tired of the sauna of our room, and were moved together to a single room at the other end of the hotel.
There, we kept jumping out of bed every time we heard the staff talking (loudly) in the corridor from fear that they would wander in on us again. But since we could hear every word of their conversation, the rooms are obviously not soundproofed as advertised. To top off our stay, I put on some of the bath creme that the hotel had supplied after my shower on Sunday morning, and developed a bright red rash wherever I had put the creme.
My partner and I were happy to see one another, but I was quite angry that this hotel could have spoilt my special trip in so many ways.