Good, bad & ugly
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Good: Location is very good. It is near downtown Winnipeg, a stone's throw from the train station and Human Rights Museum etc. It is a heritage building and a lot of the past architecture including high ceiling, beautiful brass railings, mouldings, wide hallways etc etc is still preserved despite very extensive renovations.
Bad: Since it is in the middle of the city, it is in the middle of a concrete forest. There is no scenic view from any hotel room. The room size is average but there is no in-room safe, fridge or coffee machine. There are no drawers or shelves for storage. Very primitive room. Walls are thin and not sound proofed.
Ugly: There is no ramp at the front of the hotel for the handicapped. You have to climb 12 concrete steps to get to the lobby. Do they feel sorry for the elderly and the handicapped? There is a ramp at the back of the hotel but for first time travellers, who would think of such an inconsiderate set up? Who is going to help me with my luggage at the back of the hotel? There is no "business centre" for the travellers on business. However, there are two lap tops available for printing boarding passes. These two lap tops are placed on a small, four foot counter around the corner from the check-in counter. That corner is poorly lit and is therefore very dim. For the traveller who is vertically challenged and visually impaired, it is almost impossible to print his boarding passes. That is unacceptable to a hotel that is supposed to provide superb s