We couldn't find the place for starters, because were expecting something more quaint but were confused by the pad-locked gate and thought they were closed. They gave us a key to the gate (an upgrade from previous reviews). It felt like you were staying at your great grandmothers house - which is okay, if it's clean and well-kept.
My first thought when I came into the room was that it was haunted and a ghost was going to come out of one the creepy drawings of people staring at you. But that still did not bother me, I was actually excited at that point. It wasn't until we actually settled in that the place, that it depreciated greatly. The air conditioner felt like it would blow at any minute, so we kept it off and risked suffocation from the musky smell. The toilet was not flushed from the previous user, and the shower had gunk around it. The only way I convinced myself was by wearing my flip-flops in the shower. Afterwards I pulled the old, worn sheets back and found that they were NOT washed from the user before... there was a good 3-inch strip of crud on the inside of the sheets. I asked for clean sheets and was given a new room instead. The bed was cleaner, however there were huge cracks running from the side of the wall all the way to the floor. The hardwood floor had evidently not been vacuumed for quite a while either, there was lint and dirt everywhere. After the person at the front desk left, I discovered a huge dead cockroach by the door and couldn't inform anyone. Speaking of which, there were little red ant-type bugs running around the sinks and on desks, but we found the majority of them in the kitchen area right by the food and above the sink.
There were cats everywhere and everything reeked of them. We went to the pool in the evening, because there was no tv in the room, and found a few cats lying on the tables. It didn't bother us too much, but come on, common decency?
My father was awoken at 5am by something scratching in the ceiling, whether they were cockroaches, rats, or more cats we don't know. He took a shower but the hot water completely shut off after just five minutes. We got out of there as fast we could.
There was no river in sight, instead more buildings and some shipyard. Eitherway it was hard to look out the windows which were thick in filth. The staff was nice during the evening, however the person in the morning was rude. He was walking his dog around the place and greeted me by mumbling "good morning". I didn't hear him and thought for sure he was talking to his dog. He then said louder voice and a death glare " I SAID good morning!". I replied back with a good morning.
All in all, if they renovated, exterminated the bugs, fixed the broken lights which were found throughout half the place, then MAYbe it was worth the $150 for the night. Otherwise it should be kept as a historical place for people to visit, not live in.
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