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...right near the Shelton. Often wondered who on earth would stay there.
"Hotel offered to provide me a taxi, which when it arrived had no markings, however as the hotel recommended it i thought it would be fine. Driver dropped me far from where I had requested to go and attempted to steal my musical equipment. After chasing the car for two blocks another vehicle thankfully blocked his way so i was able to retrieve my belongings (after he put up a fight). "
Can't remember the name...
and has been redeveloped.
I stayed there a couple of times. It was more of a hostel, and the cheapest place to stay in the city centre, so it was fine.
The bathroom window was not frosted so everyone from the street could see us on the toilet. The walls and floors were filthy, the lights had no light bulbs, mirrors were broken, place held together with mastik, none of the crockery of cutlery matched and to top it all we found a used hyperdermic needle next to the television
we had many bags my husband went up the stairs first while i waited in the lobby. he couldnt remember which room on that floor was our room, so started trying the doors, only to discover THE KEY OPENED ALL THE ROOMS ON THE FLOOR!
It was really shit. Very close to Victoria Station... as in overlooking about 7 train lines. And a wasps nest. Shower in a room in the hallway. Walls so thin you could hear conversations next door. But if you just want a bed for the night and only have £50 between you then anything is adequate really. I just hate to think of what percentage of the bedding was faeces or semen.
there is something fascinating about reading terrible reviews. Wardrobes with an ironing board wedged in them so tighty they could not hang any clothes up. Toilets you had to sit at a 45 degree angle on as the door was in the way. A high pitched beep every 60 seconds from a faulty smoke alarm. "The pot of Dominos garlic sauce stayed on the stairs for the duration of my stay" says it all really.
What is the image about?
"NEVER ever will i stay here again i'd rather sleep on the streets."
Live 1 minute away from this! Walk past every day wondering what the fuck it's all about. AND NOW I KNOW.
reminds me of when a friend of mine was sent on a business trip to Manchester, where I was living at the time. Her company are not exactly poor, but somebody like rhianna or similar was playing at the men that week, which meant all decent accommodaton was gone or priced into teh stratosphere. her expense account not stretcjhing to the £500 per night that the lowry were charging, she eneded up here. In a room that had no windows or ventialition. She also got some skin condition afterwards, ringworm or similar.
they make money but to renovate would mean closing for x weeks which they couldn't afford. They may not even be making money. So it gets to the point where even fixing a shower, paying a cleaner or a smoke alarm battery becomes a challenge. They trim right back to basics, have to charge less and less which means they make even less money, they get miserable and take it out on the customers.
Not that I am sticking up for them necessarily...
Seems the ones that people particulary dislike is when they promise something they aren't. If they just said they were cheap, gave you a bed and little in the way of service then people may respond more favourably. A bit like how British Airways (apparently) get more complaints than Easyjet. Similary these hotels could just dispense with the pretence of a continental breakfast or any kind of frills as this just seems to piss people off when their "continental" breakfast is value cereal and cold toast.
Could be a rat, mouse, some other type of animal or even DEATH.