Although the Space Hotel dresses itself up as an upmarket backpackers they have space for everything else but cyclists.
I was made to feel like an intruder when I rolled up with by bicycle. "You can't bring that in here!"
she said. " You will just have to lock it out there on the street".
I informed them that I had had a bicycle stolen within a kilometre of the hotel previously, where they had simply picked up the no-standing pole and extracted my bicycle. On the edge of the CBD, the Space Hotel was no place to leave an expensive touring bicycle outside.
"We have no room for cars either" she retorted. "I am not a driver and a bike is not a car and just needs a very small SPACE to have it secure. Finally she conceded after I said I would tell the world that there was no Space for cyclists. So I was allowed to put my bike in the baggage room but I was told that I would have to get up a 6 am to remove it and put it back on the street.
The desk staff member later informed that she got "in trouble" for doing this so in the end I manager's desire to make sure no positive review was going to come from any cyclist
Sorry Space Hotel, as a cyclists and consumer of low cost accommodation, you have lost me!More
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