This was a terrible experience, a case which shook our faith in Trip Advisor. We were shown to a windowless room at the back of the second floor. The air-conditioning, (essential under the extremely hot and humid conditions in Galle, Sri Lanka) was not working. That is to say, it went on for about 20 seconds and then went off in uncontrollable cycles, and, when it was on, it did not produce any cold air. The person who showed us the room, (who turned out to be the father of Ravi), first tried to convince us this AC was working. That defied reality. Then he tried to persuade us to wait for an electrician. Worst of all, when asked if there was another room, he denied there were any available. When we decided to leave and took our luggage downstairs, a call came from Ravi, also trying to get us to wait for a repair and finally revealing there was another room - where we ended up spending the night. What more do I have to say? It was traumatic.
On the following day Ravi made a weak attempt to explain the events as some sort of language miscommunication. But this was not a complex matter. Whatever may be the failings of his father's English there was no doubt he tried to convince us a broken air conditioner was working and then denied there was another room. In short, he tried everything possible to get us to stay in a hellhole.
As humorous relief from this sad story I will post a photograph of the shower in the barely satisfactory second room, the strangest such apparatus I have seen in forty-five years of travel. It consisted of two separate shower heads, one delivering only cold water, the other only hot water. Their streams had to be combined in midair to create a shower.
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