The hotel has very clean room and of moderate size. It is also very close to the main train station and makes travelling a lot easier. The staffs' english is not very good so avoid asking them complicated questions. Perhaps the english speaking staff were not on duty that day. Another downside is the appalling breakfast buffet costing around £10-£12. Avoid that at all cost as you will not be missing anything.
Fire alarm warning: We were woken up one early morning with the fire alarm, instructing us to head down the fire escape as there is a fire on the first floor. Panic station, we grab our passports and wallet, put on the dressing gown and joined the throng of dazed and seemingly lost souls looking for the fire escape. We were on the 3rd floor and we got down to the ground floor intact and not a single hair singed. 10 minutes later, no sign of fire, no sign of police, no sign of fire engine, and yes...no sign of any hotel staffs, just a group of tourists in their dressing gown and pyjamas and meager belongings. Well some of them managed to haul down their luggages down the fire escape and i'd like to know how they manage that. Anyway, we got curious as to what was happening so we went back inside the lobby, and realised that there was no fire. There was no staff at hand to explain what went on so we followed the same throng of dazed people back up to our room.
Good note: My brother in law accidentally left his PSP case with 15 games at the hotel. He rang them and they found it in the room. Two weeks later, he was reconciled with his games and he was a happy soul. Great service!
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