First, we completely agree with the review from Australia. The rooms reeked of bad perfume, were unusually tiny, and, at best, could be described as a la bordello (but more like a filthy Caesars Palace circa 1970). When we were showed our room upon arrival, we walked about three steps from the reception desk and thought we were being shown to the laundry room. Instead, they told us, here is your room. It was very, very small, and worst of all, it was stuffy and smelly, maybe because you cannot open the windows without fear of being killed in the middle of the night, since they open onto an eerie, creepy park (our view consisted of a pile of rubble and a makeshift tent?). Whatever you do, dont look at the corners of the bathroom, as you might make yourself nauseous. We found it best to shower without corrective lenses (but with shower shoes). Did we mention the walls were peeling? P.S. When we asked for a bigger room, we were told this was the biggest room they had!
However, the piece de resistance was the hotel staff. They were very rude, as if it was our privilege to stay at this hotel, and we were nothing more than a burden on them. When we asked for a bar of soap, which had not been replaced by the cleaning lady (?), we were told NO! When we then approached a different member of the staff, we were greeted with a <What is it now?> To top it off, one morning when we dropped our keys at the desk before breakfast, we were told <Eat your breakfast, then you will pay me!> We thought that was maybe a bit rude and presumptuous.
In conclusion, DO NOT STAY HERE unless you are a masochist. It is a shame that Zagreb lacks nice, reasonably priced accommodations. Hopefully, this will change in the near future. In the meantime, prepare yourself to pay a high price for a <decent> place to stay.
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