I hadn't even checked in yet when the problems started. The young man at reception wouldn't honor the online advertised price for a single, non smoking room even when I showed him a printout of the ad.
However, being tired from a long day on the road I told the man I would take the room in spite of the falsely advertised price but also stated that I would never be back again.
I should have moved on regardless of being tired because after arriving at my room I immediately noticed it was filthy with carpets that had not been vacuumed in quite some time, tub and sink full of hair and bed sheets of questionable freshness.
Before turning in for the night I needed to send some important e-mails. This was problematic because the internet kept cutting in and out. So down to the front desk I went to inform the man of my internet problem. He stated that there was nothing wrong with the internet and that it must be a problem with my laptop. He might have gotten away with this excuse if it hadn't been for someone from a different room who called up while I was there and said her internet was not working either.
This prompted the fellow at reception to say he'd look into the problem and eventually my internet was working.
Once I got my long delayed e-mails sent I decided to turn in for the night. I woke up part way through the night and noticed that part of me was laying directly on the mattress. Apparently no one told the housekeeping staff that the bottom sheets are supposed to be tucked in.
Before leaving the next morning I requested a receipt and was given a piece of paper that was nearly illegible, I had to accept it since it was the best their printer would do.
If all this wasn't enough to sour me on the place I spoke to some colleagues who had stayed at the same place the night before. Lo and behold the advertised price was indeed honored for them but for some reason they wouldn't honor it for me.
In summary, don't stay at this place. It's filthy, the internet is spotty and any advertised price isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
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- Also Known As:
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