Disastrous,dirty,hotel in middle of the red light
Posted Aug 20, 2015
Location - The property is right in the middle of the red light district. This was very intimidating . As we neared the Guesthouse,we observed a heavily increased police presence & people being searched for drugs . Barbed wire around some of the premises nearby. Numerous sex shops on the street & several ' unsavoury looking characters ' on the street. There were very high noise levels from street level activity all night long & well into the morning.
Our room - I think it was ' number 4 ' was a tiny corner room & much smaller than the ones featured in the website.The fridge didn't work,the TV didn't work,the bedside light didn't work. There were no curtains on the windows & we were fully overlooked by the property across the street. There was no aircon & as it was extremely hot ,we had to open all the windows.This was only of minor assistance in cooling the room & the downside was that it only made the loud external noise even more audible. The floor was dirty and when my wife accidentally dropped some clothes on the floor,they were almost black with dust when she picked them up.
No effort had been made to clean the roo ,in advance & to ensure that all electronics were working. The bathroom was fine but it was the only acceptable aspect of the whole place. Needless to say,we had a sleepless night,sweating heavily all night in the ferociously warm room & my wife couldn't sleep as she didn't feel safe.