Room seriously needs some investment
Posted Sep 12, 2016
This is a beautiful building with a lot of potential. However, once you're past the magnificent lobby, it's a serious let down. Our hallway (2nd floor) was barren and painted flat white, with not a single picture hanging and the room was similar. Despite high ceilings and the potential to be a truly "old world" 5-star experience, the threadbare carpet and barebones mismatched furniture made the room a disappointment. This room looked nothing like the room pictured on the hotel's website. Plain white walls, cheap closet doors, and absolutely no colour made the room feel almost institutional. I remember staying here some years ago and the hotel claimed they were undergoing a major renovation - well it's either still ongoing or they have renovated with the tightest of budgets. It's a pity because I really want to love this hotel given it's history, architecture and location, but the owners need to make a serious investment in the guest rooms to take this hotel to the level it deserves.