During a road trip across Botswana, we required the Majestic Five Hotel as an overnight hault between Maun and Sun City; this hotel fitted very well into that task, seen as it was slap bang between the two stops, and was very comfortable. I could have asked for nothing more, seen as I slept in a fine bed, was kept in a fine room, and ate a decent meal. My only issue, was that this was the closest thing to purgatory I will ever see.
Its souless building, was so empty, that apart from on other man me and my farther met at the bar, the hotel was completley devoid of any life. As I sat at the bar, with a silent bar tender cleaning glasses behind marble surface, I sat in silence as offensive violin music offended my ears through the shiny-new speakers. I am sure it was intended to be for the pleasure of the guests, but seen as we and one other were the only guests there, I did not quite understand the logic of this.
Naturally, we made our own entertainment, and the night turned out to be rather entertaining, however this dead hotel seemed out of place in the bustling town of Palapye, that does not seem to need such a sophisticated facility that is evidently not being used to its vast capacity. As another note of disagreement, the packed breakfast we were given in the morining for the car journey to South Africa seemed to be the odds and sods from the kitchen, along with some cast of fruit, and a few other items I would never consider for breakfast. Fortunately, the women maintaining the petrol pump we visited in Palapye was tipped with this feast, and seemed very pleased with it, something that made me feel rather ungreatful.
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