This hotel was rather disappointing. We picked it quite quickly based on some positive reviews and nice pictures. While there were some negative reviews, I always prided myself in having good judgement when it came to deciding if reviews were negative due to unreasonable expectations and my gut said this would be a good hotel. On this occasion I was wrong. As we approached the hotel we noticed that the adjoining buildings were derelict and graffitied. The outside of the hotel was also dirty and the reception had clearly not been hoovered for some time. Our windows were very close (with in stepping distance) to the rooms opposite as well as the windows of the derelict building (which were covered in plastic sheets rather than glass. The windows didn't lock or close fully either. Do not panic I told my darling wife, we will merely lock our valuables in the safe. Unfortunately, it had been locked by the previous occupant. I asked if the reception could unlock it and was told by the receptionist that she didn't know, and that I could leave all my money, passports, etc... with the staff behind the desk. I think NOT! Nevertheless, although in effective in this instance they staff were very friendly.
The pictures are technically accurate but fail to show the toll the 15 years since they were taken has had on the hotel's general condition. The walls were stained and the bathroom was dirty. It was a badly designed wet room that failed to drain properly which meant you can to waddle round the room scraping pools of water from behind the toilet.
The hotel is situated in a very affluent area of town near the museum district. The street was quiet and reasonably clean. We paid for an en-suite room and our room was located between the non-on suite rooms and the floor's only toilet. This resulted in the other guest creakily walking past our room at all hours and slamming the fire doors - very little sleep was to be had by either of us. The sheet were clean and the towels fresh which earned this hotel its solitary star.
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