This building is a mixed use building so it is not totally occupied by hotel guests. Apparently, the owner sold several units so the buyers either use them for offices or for their own homes. Big safety issue because there really is no way security can check ( he doesn't ). People can walk in freely without a security check. Except late at night when the guard on duty probably checks but I have never been stopped and asked. And the guards are not always the same so how can they memorize the authentic hotel guest from an unwanted guest, I wonder.
The beds are hard as a rock. Luckily, I found relief that there are other centrally located hotels with far better beds.
Funny water heaters. Relatively easy to operate but good luck : )
Cable tv reception was quite fuzzy on most occasions. The screen would freeze, too. Haha
Including CNN, bbc, etc.
Front desk personnel either cant speak english or with a terrible attitude which I experienced twice. I can forgive a non-English speaking personnel although this can be annoying at times. But to be given an attitude despite their bad service is the ultimate test. Sadly, this hotel certainly does not know 'Service'. You carry your own suitcases, too. I found the two porters inside the back room office doing something. Don't know why.
Saw heavy construction across the street from my top floor room. That explains the 24/7 thumping sound. A future stop of a subway or something, I suppose.
Front desk manager has been very helpful but the most of the staff needs reorientation. No General Manager. No real lobby. A portion has been set aside to sitfor refreshments, for a fee.
Noticed a lot of middle eastern and Indian patrons here. With sacks of stuff purchased. Nothing against them, of course.
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