Smelly, cramped and minimal access to wifi
Posted Nov 14, 2015 on Wotif
On the outset, Hotel Champagne Garden looks pretty good. Reasonable rate, beautiful exterior and helpful staff. However, when I went to my assigned room, it clearly hadn't been cleaned. An honest mistake, no doubt - I was immediately given a different room. This one had clean sheets, but it stank, and the only window to open was actually a door opening into a common courtyard - so I didn't feel safe leaving it open to air out the room whilst I was out or asleep. Also, there was just enough space to walk around the bed - until I brought my luggage into the room. :-/
As is the case with many international travelers, I'm sure, one of the really important reasons for me to stay in a hotel rather than airbnb, is wifi access. Here the wifi was only available "in common areas" and I found that my devices would only stay connected if I sat on the marble staircase, not the couches in the loungeroom below. A disappointing booking overall.