After staying at guest houses and small hotels, we craved something with a view so we booked atop the tallest building in town. Paying a premium for one of the top floors, the executive level, was totally worth it, because it meant free wifi, generous continental breakfast, and evening drinks and more food -- an array of savory and sweet snacks, some worthy of a high-end cocktail party.
If only so many things didn't go wrong. Internet was down almost an entire day, forcing me to go over my cell phone's data allowance; the lock on my door malfunctioned; quirky drains on both the sink and tub; coffee machine in lounge often broke. Mostly minor things, but enough to be aggravating, and except for the Internet, they were resolved really quickly by the most unflappable and courteous staff you've ever seen in a big chain hotel.
And the view was worth it. For seven night, it never ceased to fascinate.
As an aside, the Italian restaurant was absolutely terrible. The chef was huffy when I complained about the undercooked risotto and overcooked seafood (a real bummer for a first-night meal). We didn't even bother to mention that the pesto was apparently made with vegetable oil and not olive oil; and with burnt pine nuts. Funny how the free food was delicious, but the overpriced dishes in the fancy lobby restaurant were disastrous.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included