If you haven't been invited to the party, this hotel is not for you! Yes, the hotel rooms have been haphazardly renovated (i.e. closet doors off their hinges) but you can't change the existing structure----small rooms, tiny bathrooms, dingy stairwells and people running up and down the corridors, in and out of the rooms at all hours of the night. Again it is the overall impression that counts and that includes all the small things that contribute to the entire experience. So here is our experience:
Good news: once you figured out how to make it work, there were many channels.
Bad news: figuring out how to make it work! When we called the front desk for instructions, we were told that we weren't the first guests to have a problem, although the desk clerk did say that she would find an empty room and see if she could "practice and guide us through the instructions". Well, we never heard back, so that evening called down again, only to be told that this was a maintenance issue and involved unplugging cables at the back of the television and moving them around. Eventually we gave up and managed to figure it out by day two.
Good news that it was free.
Bad news is that it was terrible, what there was of it---boiled and peeled eggs in a hot water bath..okay, I know it was free but what was available was not replenished quickly at all (yoghurts, muffins, coffee, cutlery)....the eggs, however, were plentiful!
good news, it was free
Bad news: almost impossible to find a parking space!
Good news, they were all very friendly, especially the housekeeping staff.
Very comfortable but still difficult to sleep with all the hall activity.
I think the problem is that this hotel markets itself to hockey teams (indoor pool with water slide should have been our first clue) and groups of people attending onsite parties. The renovations may have taken place but they seem to be more cosmetic. I am not sure what else could actually be done.
If price matters, this hotel is okay for a night or two but I think it might be worth it to check around and spend the extra money to stay at the Holiday Inn Express just down the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rodd Royalty is conveniently located 5 minutes from the downtown core of Charlottetown and within walking distance to Charlottetown's shopping centers. Families especially love this accommodation's glass enclosed indoor saltwater pool and one of Prince Edward Island's largest indoor waterslide -- 105 ft. of fun! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodd Royalty Hotel Charlottetown
- Rodd Royalty Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island