Looks like a Sofitel, but ...
Posted Apr 26, 2017
At first appearances, it looks like a Sofitel, the décor, furnishings and look reassure you upon arrival and the check in was flawless - a really warm welcome by front desk staff who are well trained.
Then, however, the mask starts to slip.
I want a drink - the fridge is locked. To unlock it, I will need to "block" 100 Euros per night on my credit card. Then the room service menu. In France, the World capital of good cuisine and "gastronomie", the best they can manage are burgers, Caesar salads and club sandwich. I mean, in France.
The pre-bed shower also failed to deliver - it didn't work and after a bath, I had to leave the water in the bath for fear of waking the entire hotel with the astounding noise caused when trying to drain it.
Finally, to bed and a restful sleep. At around 3.30 I was woken suddenly by banging on my door. I got up, but on my dressing gown and opening the door, only to see someone walk round the corner at the end of the corridor?
Then at 7.30 am a call from reception that someone wanted to speak to me - they had point the call through to the wrong room.
Back to bed - but not for long. At around 9 the cherry on the cake. Someone wanting to check what I had consumed from a locked mini-bar! - Unreal.