We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights after eating passable food at the restaurant and renting a car from them for a side trip which was satisfactory. On the second night we were moved to a different room from the room for the first night. While there I touched the bedside lamp and received a severe electrical shock which knocked me backwards. I immediately called the front desk and informed them of this. They said they would send someone to address the problem right away. After some time we again called and still some 2 hours later no one showed up to address the issue. As we had made dinner arrangements with another couple to eat at the restaurant in the hotel we could no longer wait. Thus we had to take showers and get ready making sure not to touch any electrical switches or devices with our bare hands, and went to the restaurant.
While eating a $200 decidedly less than mediocre meal we were interrupted by the hotel manager (Embre?) and his brother, the owners of the hotel, who explained to us in an overly jovial manner that they had to shut down the power to that section of the hotel to fix the problem. It was a hot wire that was touching the light with 220 VOLTS of power running through it!! This was explained to us while telling jokes such as "here you get the electric shocks for free" and "we HOPE to see you in the morning" accompanied by loud laughter, although we were not laughing and at this point not even smiling. We were dumbfounded at the inappropriate, overly jovial, attitude in response to this serious event from the owners.
I am a physician and well aware of the potential consequences of being struck by 220 volts of electricity. The ultimate consequence being DEATH, which I do not believe is any laughing matter. The next morning upon checking out, we when presented with the bill we were surprised that the room charge was not comped and expressed this to the front desk people and the obviously insensitive manager/owner. We received no acknowledgement of our observation.
In addition some of the furnishings are high style but ergonomically dangerous and if you don't sit exactly right there is the possibility of toppling over and striking your head on the sharp corners and hard surfaces in the room.
In short there are obvious and not so obvious dangers in this hotel which could prove injurious and possibly fatal. It is impossibles to determine that there is a hot wire touching a metal surface with out either an electricians tools or getting shocked first. However the biggest shock could be how the management handles any untoward injuries or deaths that may occur from their negligence. JOKES, and a total disregard for your most precious asset, your life and health.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set around a secluded courtyard with swimming pool in Antalya’s historic Kaleiçi neighborhood, Puding Suite Hotel offers suites with unique Ottoman décor and spa baths. Clock Tower Square is 200 meters away.The suites’ interior design creatively combines travertine, marble and wood. Each has plenty of seating and comes with satellite flat-screen TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi. Besides a spa bath, the lavish marble bathroom includes a hairdryer.Lunch and dinner are served at Patio Restaurant, which is located in Puding Suite Hotel, and offers a variety of Mediterranean and international food, made with organic products. It is served in the dining room with fireplace or on the charming courtyard.Hotel Puding Suite is just a 5-minute walk from Antalya’s seafront and marina. Konyaaltı Beach is 6 kms away and Antalya Airport is 20 kms (30 minutes by car). Free parking is available at the hotel.Important information : Please note that children below 11 years old can not accommodate at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puding Hotel Antalya
- Puding Suite Antalya
- Puding Suite Hotel Antalya