We actually stayed here two years ago as a part of our adoption trip (I'm writing this review now, because someone tried to book this hotel for us again). The hotel was booked for us, and we were assured that it was an excellent hotel. Firstly it's quite an old hotel, used a lot by the adoption agencies, the lobby looks beautiful, but the rooms are hit or miss. We were told that the hotel was mid-upgrade, and there were some rooms that had been recently renovated and some that had not.
We got put in one of the rooms that had not been renovated. We were told it was a suite, but was essentially a single, what I would class as, medium room with a dining table and a desk and bed, all of the furniture was old. Like other reviewers, when we asked if we could use the air-conditioning, we were told that it was turned off at this time of year (October) and we should open a window or we could have a fan.
The room next to us was occupied an unknown guy, who had his friends/collegaues over almost every night until 3 or 4 am, along with lady friends (use your imagination to fill in the blanks) and smoked constantly and the non-working AC made a great conduit for funneling smoke into our room, causing our daughter to cough constantly and be unable to sleep. We complained several times, but nothing was done.
I've been an international business traveller for over 15 years, and I've stayed in some interesting places, but this was, by far the worst hotel experience of my life, bar none!
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