I just spent a few nights at The Queen Anne Hotel traveling for business and the bottom line is simple: The Queen Anne Hotel is not good value for your money. It is not a bad hotel but considering the average rate per night for a standard room you would expect more. On many respects.
The Queen Anne is a small hotel, which is good since it gives the impression of living in a nice cozy environment. However, the hotel looks and feels very old. They try to pass that along as being the intent because of the heavy 19th century European aristocratic-like style of decoration, but the fact remains that this hotel needs some serious overall refreshing.
The main living room is quite comfortable. It has live fire places which are a nice touch. The rooms on the other hand are quite small and poorly equipped. The bathroom is also quite small. I had trouble standing straight up in the shower and I am just 6'2. The bed is also on the smaller side of things but is quite comfortable. The breakfast buffet offers a very limited choice and frankly it was the poorest choice at a breakfast buffet I have ever experienced in a hotel so far.
Like I said earlier the main problem with TQAH is that it is, and feels, quite old. And the service from the staff doesn't help. A few examples:
- the walls in the bedrooms are quite thin. So in the mornings and in the evenings I could basically hear the conversation of the young couple next door as well as having the discomfort of sharing their most intimate moments (if you know what I mean);
- the wifi access is supposedly complimentary. But only a few clients of the hotel were actually able to connect to the wifi at the same time because of the limited bandwidth. I have ever seen that before. In particularly in such a small hotel of only 48 rooms or so. Despite requests from several different clients (including myself) that issue was never handled.
- a little gem of a story to finish: the doorknob of the bathroom door in my room was broken so basically once the bathroom door was shut you could not open it from the inside. I learned that the hard way by basically being locked inside the tiny bathroom of my own room ! I didn't have my cell phone with me at the time. I tried calling the lobby from the landline phone in the bathroom but that phone was also out of service. I ended up opening the bathroom window and yelling as hard as I could from the 4th floor to try and catch the attention of the scarce number of people 4 floors below walking by the hotel. After 10 mins of that ordeal a good Samaritan heard me and alerted the front desk which wasn't of much assistance because they couldn't access my room since I put the lock on the front door. Anyway, long story short after 30 mins of that ridiculous situation I finally managed to MacGyver my way out of the bathroom by unlocking the bathroom door using my comb ! The hotel apologized, promised to fix the doorknob the next day, which they didn't until I left.
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