In regards to the accommodation and location this was definitely a great place to stay, but all the other reviewers have already said this.
My only complaints/comments were these:
One night we had a staff member come to our room after we'd only gotten back to warn us that if we continued being so loud they'd have to split us up. Which was odd considering we hadn't been in our room for over an hour, but I guess they had no way to check the validity of the complaint and since nothing else happened it was mostly a non issue for us. Though we certainly made a great effort to read our novels extremely quietly, haha.
The only real staff related issue is (and I'm not sure how common this is) that one day a staff member barged right into our room to empty our garbage or something while we were all still in bed without even knocking. Which was.. kind of hilarious, yet still embarrassing since we were all snoring and lying around in our underwear when they walked right in.
They also have a book in the lobby of recommended dining/nightlife/etc. and we found that the scale they used to determine price or 'fanciness' was rather lacking. We realized this when we tracked down a club advertising live music, for average/cheap (in the book) and found it was a high class, cordons and 'do you look cool enough to enter' bouncer kind of place. We also tried a restaurant off the list which turned out to be Gaylord's, which.. yes individually the prices were low. But you had to order multiple items in order to have a full meal. They charged separately for: any naan, rice, curries, etc. which is not uncommon, and also included an auto 15% gratuity, which was rather uncommon, and ordering a full meal was not exactly cheap.
My final comment may be somewhat circumstantial, but we stayed up on the third floor on the back of the building, and there was a porn studio (I think) directly across from us, which had a tendency to throw the fire escape doors wide open while filming. While this was hilarious to us, it might not be so hilarious for families with small children. Whether they are still there, or if it was just for a couple days I don't know.
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