One overnight quick stay ended up being a nightmare.
Looks like we got the old room like Mr Hobbs (see his review and photos -our room looked like that -YUK).
When we awoke in the morning (early 6am - because we were leaving to Esperance) one of my children had a small blood spot in his bed and near it was a couple of dead little bugs. One larger than the other. I had never seen these bugs before...I now know them to be bed bugs. I checked my daughters bed and spotted a small blood spot as well. We were pretty freaked out at the prospect of having these creatures in our beds and potentialy our bags and clothes ( we had to separate the pyjamas etc....)
We showed the management the bugs we found (when we checked out ) and subsequently were NOT charged for the room.
It is one week since our stay and my daughter, my son and my husband have broken out in bed bug bite rashes. It takes around 5 to 7 days to react. I have had to take my children to the doctors and was recommended a prescription steroid cream to stop the itchiness. My sons bite rashes have begun to clear but he had bites all over his thigh and ankles. My daughter is the worst...she is very itchy and the bites look terrible - like little blisters...she was bitten on her face, arms ,shoulders, legs ankles....etc My husband was bitten on his arms, legs and feet.
We have contacted the management again since the bite rashes have appeared and taken photos. We have been told the room is being treated and will be closed for a month.
I cannot sleep and it is 4.30am in the morning. I am so concerned we may have brought these things home with us. They are not easy to get rid off and the thought of having to go through this because of one night at this hotel outrages me.
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