Not to be too melodramatic, but this was a pretty jarring and unfortunate experience.
The place looks nice, and the upper rooms are probably lovely. The lower ones are very well-appointed but very small... with no windows or air-flow and the ensuites are directly connected (without a door) to the bedrooms. Which unfortunately means the leftover smell of bathroom cleaners can pervade the room.
We hadn't booked or anything, and upon initial inspection it all seemed fine, but after just 30 mins we realised we could clearly hear the roosters from across the street and decided that it wasn't the place for us (one of us sleeps really lightly). Combined with the lingering chemical odour and the really dirty, stained linen - we decided that we'd give them a 10% payment for the shortest hotel stay in history... and call it quits - as we had literally just arrived.
The lady on reception was having none of it and demanded a 50% payment. Shrieking at us and threatening to call the police, as well as getting her mate from across the street to come and berate us too. She wouldn't accept the money I was offering and we decided to leave.
She was on her fourth attempt at calling the cops (not the official emergency number, of course, as she would have got through first time... but no doubt one of her connected friends or somesuch).
I offered her the cash one last time, and was ignored, so we left. Her mate followed us for a while but stopped after a few turns.
They're all smiles if you're staying and paying... but when it came time to show understanding, good service or common sense... they were a real bunch of opportunistic idiots with crap attitudes.
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