My colleges and I were booked into this building for the week.
I say building, as there is no way on this earth it could be described as a hotel!
As we approached the building the Sat Nav chirped up “you have reached your destination”
The time was 7:00pm.
We looked at it and wondered where the scaffolding was, as it looked in a derelict state.
We pulled up and left our bags in the van, we entered what could only be described as a time capsule that had not been cleaned in years, the same can also be said for Mr Pocock, the person whose name we were told we would me meeting. Without wanting to sound to offensive, I have seen cleaner tramps.
We asked if we could view the rooms before check in, he gleefully showed us to our rooms, this was a big mistake.
The first room was horrible, the “en suite” was just as bad, I said to my colleges, that the loo could have done with a clean, then realised it was in fact a bidet!
We moved on to the second room, walked in and it was just as bad, then Mr Pocock got a little excited when he said “there is a lovely view from this window”, there might have been if we could have seen through the years of dirt etched into the glass.
As we left the building, 4 other lads had turned up and asked what it was like?
We told them what had befallen our eyes.
They did not bother going in, and like us drove to the top of the road to make some phone calls to try and arrange alternate accommodation for the night.
We got lucky, as our MD told us to find alternate accommodation and it would be paid for on the company credit card.
If anyone has the misfortune to be booked into this building, and can’t find alternate accommodation. Do yourselves a favour and sleep in your car.
- Also Known As:
- Normanton Park Croydon
- Normanton Park Hotel Croydon, Surrey