How to describe succinctly the two nights we spent here? The first night was AWFUL - we were in a room on the fourth floor (main floor of the hotel) and our window opened onto a balcony shared with the kitchen...! The heat was oppressive and there was no breeze to be felt - and the poor night employee (with whom I could only communicate in mime) was prepping breakfast right outside our bedroom window till at least 21.30!! When I asked if she was kidding (I mean, really, what is with THAT?) I also mentioned that I was hot - was there a fan? She scared me silly when she reappeared at the window some fifteen minutes later with a hand-held fan that one cannot use and sleep at the same time... I had to speak to this same poor woman sometime later when the singing from the television in the next room wasn't to be ignored - she tried knocking to no avail and then telephoned the room (the occupants had fallen asleep?) to get them to turn it off/down... The telephone at the reception desk was small compared to these horrors. Oh! and breakfast activity on the balcony resumed in the early morning..!!
The next morning the owner (with whom I could speak French) arranged another room for us.So the second night had us sleeping on the fifth floor - away from the reception desk and with a window to the outside. We purchased an electric fan for the room and slept better... From the front of the hotel we could see air-conditioners - we could only guess these were in the front rooms facing the main street? In any case - for summer temps that can exceed 35° there should be some relief! Not a great memory.
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