Don't Stay Here
Posted Apr 21, 2017
Two words: bed bugs. The best thing about this hotel is the location. Other than that, this place should be gutted down to the bare beams, fumigated, and completely remodeled. Don't let the other reviews (or the photos of allegedly nicer rooms with fireplaces online!!) fool you like they did me. This place is run-down and DIRTY, from the elevator with dirt and debris in the corners to the bathroom with pink mildew/mold blooming in 75% of our shower's grout, from taps with peeling white paint to an armchair with so many crumbs and debris under the seat cushion that it's obvious they don't vacuum the furniture.
Also, our room clearly hadn't been redecorated since the 1980s. Every surface was painted a nauseating peach, and there was a hideous 80s-style peach/green floral print on the wall. The datedness of the decor only made us feel like the room was dirtier, because honestly, how hard is it to paint a room a nice, clean white or other neutral color every few years to freshen it up?? The fact so little attention has been paid to decor made us wonder what else was lacking attention.
But the worst is that we we only stayed one night, and we were bitten by bed bugs, which we discovered shortly after checking out. This turned what should have been a fun over-nighter in Victoria into what is now a full week of bed bug paranoia that has had us furiously cleaning and washing everything we own for DAYS out of fear we brought them home. Not a nice way to end a trip.