Stayed here a few times while the opening specials were on, I believe the price is astronomical now, even by POM prices.
Anyway, I think this place is going to look pretty tired pretty quick, the fit and finish in the rooms has that not built to last feel about it. Plus somebody should have told the architect water runs down hill, it won't run uphill to the outlet in the showers.
It is however an expensive place to stay, drinks are expensive, food is expensive. There isn't anywhere to relax that isn't in a swish bar. And you feel like a rat in a cage, the exterior of the hotel is a wasteland. The pool is murky and uninviting, it looks like the architect thought, "shoot, I forgot the pool, hmm I'll squeeze it in there in that tiny corner of the property that's not taken up by the building".
The staff are pretty good though. The shuttle bus usually turned up on time. Though watch going to the airport in the morning, there is peak hour in POM now!
I switched back to the Holiday Inn despite having a few issues with them, because I got sick of feeling trapped in my room watching cable TV.
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