The hotel was not honest in its approach. We booked a room, the picture of the room is provided by the hotel to Hotels.com. We saw the picture and we looked forward to staying in this stately home. Unfortunately, traffic due to an accident in Rio made us late for the wedding that we had to get to. We were still within reasonable time for check-in. The hotel led us to a room outside the hotel and through the carpark. It was a thin plasterboard walled room that had windows that were also plasterboarded up. There was damp up and down the walls. It was damp and dingy. We could not wait however, we had to get to the wedding. Within moments of us getting in the car to leave I got a notification from Hotels saying 'We heard your plans recently changed, and you were unable to stay at Hotel Casablanca Imperial as planned.' This was strange!? So we booked a room and the hotel cancelled this room and put us in the substandard room in the carpark. I got the standard message from Hotels.com saying about your upcoming stay...so this was not an error on the part of Hotels.com. I clicked to pay at the property and they asked me to pay upfront, which I did...before being led to this awful room. The thin walls meant sleep was minimal, the noise from the cars parked around the room was loud and even peoples footsteps and talking could be heard throughout the stay. I was really looking forward to staying in this beautiful historical building. We did not get this pleasure.