I was in this hotel not on my own request(agent arranged), but I am a bit disappointed. Somehow the hotel “lives” in the 60’s and if I have a choice – I will try to avoid it somehow.
Generally is not so bad place for one, max two nights – you will survive, but …
Room – like a size is Ok, very high and with very old furniture inside. You can see easily the “time damages” over it and not on the last place – guests activities! At least was clean, but there was some smell inside. Bed for me was somehow strange and not so comfortable as it movable(has wheels), making strange noise and is a little short – at least as per me. Matrass was OK or maybe I imagine that was like this due to long flight :)!
Air-condition worked quits well, but adjusting is a little challenge :)! First you must find the switch – located not in the usual place – above the room mirror+light above it – luckily I am 1.91m and I can reach easily :), but below size will be quite difficult, may be :)! But I had a feeling that is just a switch and nothing more – turn left, turn right, room temperature is the same! The best(at least for my room) was using on/off buttons for controlling the temperature.
Room walls – visible cracks, minor dirty stains in the corners including spider nets and mould and dirt below the window.
Bathroom – hm, what to say – mould is running everywhere and is very bad view! HIGHLY recommended to use some solution based on bleach or even pure bleach to clean it and preventing spreading …. Bathtubs was “dirty” from time usage and require to be change into close future.
Wi-Fi internet – first of all you can ask, otherwise – forget! Then is coming the main battle – you can see at least three Hotel Wi-Fi hot spots from your room, but …. “Nobody is there”! Connecting is quite challenge and need ultra-calmness :)! Asking Front Desk personnel is useless as they cannot help you! I used two devices and the result was the same – showing that you are connected, but …. Connection on the lobby was the same – problems after problems and “nobody is there”. But connected to the “Brass Café” (restaurant) on the first floor which serves the breakfast – all is OK. What means – they have problems with some devices and nobody cares about it in the 21th century – Internet, Wi-Fi and so on ….
TV is more or less Ok and can help you do not become a “mad” for a while :) ….
They have two restaurants – Chinese one and “Brass café”. I entered Chinese one on the first evening, but was “so full”(understand 2 tables) that nobody paid attention to me and I left after few minutes waiting! Then I shifted to the “Brass café” where the situation was quite different and they served me at once! Comments on the food quality and taste are useless as I am European and I cannot judge the local one! At least the Burgers/Sandwiches are OK.
Doing something around – hm, I don’t know to have something and/or at least I didn’t see! Yes it is high building and you can see all around and this is the all! Back from “work” and start fighting with Wi-Fi connection :)!
About personnel – They seems Ok as per me and polite and smiling! Front desk guys are OK, but on the coat of one of them had some dirty stains which you can see it “from a hundred kilometers” and is not good impression for first view! May be they appeared a “minute” ago and he didn’t has a chance to cleaned properly, may be ….
As I read other comments – it is looks that opinions like mine are common! May be like one of them said: “Basically a business hotel at strategic location.” - fully agree!
Just for a short period you can survive here as there are worse places at all …..
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