When I went to check in I was told I had booked for the wrong day and sorry they were full! After showing my confirmation and proving the mistake was theirs and not mine the manager had to come and sort out my reservation.
I booked a themed apartment as I presumed this was an upgrade on a standard room, wrong!! What I got was a tatty student bedsit located in a building with severe subsidence about a mile away from the actual hotel.
Up two very narrow and very steep flights of stairs was our room, named China Town. It had recently been painted however I have no idea why 9 different colours of paint had been used, it was vile. The walls were, White, Dark Grey, purple, mauve & black. There was a kitchen cupboard painted in red gloss with a blue splash back. The china theme was a couple of oriental pictures and a budda statue
Due to the subsidence (which is being monitored constantly by fixed laser measuring devices attached to the corners of the buildings in the streets) the floors slanted into one corner and it was a task to sit up straight at the table, which was also and an alarming angle.
The safe was broken, or part of it was missing, the room had wooden sash windows however they couldn’t be opened properly as the internal cables had broken and one of the panes of glass was held together with sellotape!
There was an electricity socket; however, it was mummified with red tape. The toilet was so small that if you sat down you could not close the door and if my boyfriend stood in front of it he couldn’t close the door either.
The bathroom did have a new sink installed, however, the tatty green bath hadn’t been replaced and it has several brown patches were the enamel has worn off; also the paint is severely peeling off the walls above the bath.
I heard 3 American girls check into the Attic suite above us – I could hear every word and they were less than impressed and checked straight back out again the next morning, so it seemed that I didn’t just get the rubbish room, I picked a rubbish hotel full stop.
For £120 per night this was a very expensive hovel and to top it off on Saturday Afternoon a male member of staff just let himself into our room while I was watching TV and my boyfriend was asleep on the bed, he did not knock and just told me he needed something from another room that was accessible through our room and off he went to get it! Outrageous!
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