I would have rated this place NO stars if it had let me!
We were just looking a place that was close to the airport and was relatively cheap. We should have known as soon as we were dropped off at this place what we were in for. The reception area is littered with signs saying "No prostitution allowed". Definitely a first for me! The lady behind the counter really wasn't too interested in being there or providing any service. We get to the room and it is disgusting - its just dirty! there are patches of carpet missing, bits of the headboards missing. Stains absolutely everywhere from the carpet to the curtains. The bathroom had no towels. The carpet was that dirty that walking from the bed to the bath made my white socks brown in a matter of steps. During the evening it was extremely noisy - obviously the "ladies of the night" really don't take too much notice of the signs in the reception because we could definitely hear ALL that was going on. I was counting down the hours til checkout! that's for sure- when we did checkout the lady wouldn't call us a cab, we then called but had all sorts of drama as we were calling from an international mobile number. What we later found out was the area was so bad that taxi's don't usually pick up from there which is why we wanted nearly an hour (needless to say when we did get picked up we gave the driver a massive tip as we were so glad to just be out of there). Probably the scariest moment was when we were waiting outside for the cab and my boyfriend had gone just across the street to get us a snack, a guy drove past me several times and asked if i was working... needless to say this was just icing on the cake for this trip.
Even if you want to say there to save a few $$, i recommend not doing it! Pay the little extra and stay somewhere safe.
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