Location is the only thing the Grand Hotel Boscolo has going for it. Rarely does a hotel really let me down as much as this one.
The hotel itself is really dated and seriously needs an overhaul.
Call it what you want old world charm, heritage, vintage. The grand hotel is not a good kind of charming, heritage... vintage and so on. It's just old. The grand hotel boscolo fits that old saying "putting icing on a turd" to a tee.
Room security is so poor. This hotel still gives you a skeleton key for a room key attached to 12 inch keychain. PLEASE SEE PICTURES OF ROOM KEY. Considering international clientele would stay here with stuff like passports etc. in their room you would think and electronic door lock would be standard. At the Grand Hotel security is a skeleton key with a lock that could be picked with a toothpick. The door is also so old a good ole kick would get it open.
The room itself was large but soooo old. Seriously the room was musty and smelt of the 1800's. I think i could still smell Louis the VII's feet.
The sofa in the room was so old it had a slip cover and the chairs had towels on them so you wouldn't dirty your pants sitting on them. Gross.
The bed was like plywood with a sheet on it. It was honestly that hard.
The bathroom was redone in marble in recent times. When you would shower a huge puddle of water would go on the floor and seep down a crack i'm assuming in to the room below. I posted pictures of the hole and the marble coming off because so much water damage had occured over time.
Staff was good... i guess they only work at the grand hotel. They are not the one's that should be making the investment to fix it.
Honestly the best part of this hotel was seeing it in my rearview mirror.
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