They didn't honor the special rate they had on their website, claiming it's only during nights with high availability (even though I stayed there on midweek day and the parking lot was empty).
Then they put me in a room with no wifi even though they claimed all rooms have free wifi. They made excuses that I have a firewall, then suggested I should open the door and use the wifi in the hallway, and lied that I was the only one complaining (after I heard other people in the lobby complaining they can't use the wifi in the room). After walking with my laptop in the hallway I realized there is wifi access in the front rooms but not the back ones. I insisted to switch rooms and they lied again that they are sold out. It took a while but eventually they moved me to one of the rooms near the lobby and finally I had wifi.
About their rooms. Many reviewers already mentioned the bad smell and other things. It didn't bother me too much. What did bother me was safety, the rooms are on the first floor and there is a very easy to break lock on the windows, all you need is applying some force on it. Not recommended for females traveling alone and never leave any valuables in the room when you're away.
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