A friend of mine and I had booked a double room with breakfast for two nights in January 2014.
I had e-mailed them that my friend would check-in around 18:00 and that I would arrive around 22:00, but apparently overwhelmed the Five Kings by that. At first they did not want to let me in, had never heard of Agoda, did as if my friend had not checked-in until I discovered his name on a piece of paper. Eventually, we found him fast asleep in a clean and quiet, but very narrow room with a toilet cell so small that people with long legs cannot close the door when using the cell.
The main surprise awaited us the next morning, however. We showed up around 09:30 - to learn that breakfast is only available until 08:45 - as written on a sheet which was sticking on the reception window and which can easily be overlooked when the window is open, as it usually is when people are checking-in. Neither cereals, nor slices of bread, nor orange juice! All past the deadline! Tough luck!
The following morning, we got up earlier. A maid was puttering in the kitchen - and finally took a seat in the breakfast room for watching TV. When I asked the young woman about the fully-cooked breakfast, she replied in an unfriendly manner that I had to order what I would like on the previous day. I requested a boiled egg anyhow and was told that they have bacon and beans, which she reluctantly prepared for us.
My impression: they have their regular guests and are not interested in others. If you are not a regular guest, only book with them when you can make sure that you and your room-mate check-in together, when you are used to reading all postings, also the hidden ones, in a hotel's lobby on checking-in, and when you are an undemanding early morning bird who likes unfriendly staff.
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