I stayed in this hotel - or was it the Berkeley Court -or Alexandra? It doesn't matter if you book a double in the Seymour as you will probably be moved to a twin further down the street. After a 24 hr flight from Australia was given a fifth floor attic room in the Berkeley with no lift. My 63 yr old arthritic husband who has angina had to lug, manhandle, drag 20 kg suitcases up 5 flights of stairs to a room no bigger than a matchbox.
The window was deliberately made to open only a few inches so there was no escape if there was a fire. Indeed, there was no fire escape but a skylight had been opened to ventilate the place. It had a small vertical ladder to the roof so at least there was a way out for we lucky souls on the top floor. Where is elf n safety when you need it? It's going to take a tragedy before these places are closed down.
We moved next day to a room two floors down. The duvet cover was filthy and you couldn't lie on it without feeling dirty. Bathroom is the smallest in the world and nearly gave my husband a hernia. Breakfast was adequate but I found mould in a yoghurt and the young girl who did the food collected all cold meats etc for recycling the following morning. She also took the rubbish out and was the only one I saw cleaning the rooms. Minimum outlay for maximum profit.
What is annoying is the way we are being treated as mugs. Everything is designed to make the most money with no regard for personal safety or cleanliness. It's a disgrace that these places are allowed to stay open. Surely it's illegal to take your money under the pretence that you're staying at the Seymour. The manager was apologetic but no refund.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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