First, I’m writing this while still at the hotel so everything is fresh. Now, the positive. The room and bathroom (@least mine) are bigger than expected.
Now, the rest. No one helps you up with your suitcases whether it be walking 20 meters to the doc or up to your room. The street itself is deserted (which I like) but most people won’t. There is absolutely nothing around here. The nearest store is a very convoluted 5-7 minute walk away and the staff gives the wrong directions (meaning they say right when they should’ve said left). My first night out they asked what time I’ll be back. Why? Because they close and then shutter the doors. So no One is at reception? No. You have to ring a bell and someone will come open.
There is no recycling, no polite signs that hotels normally have saying in an effort to conserve water and natural resources they’ll only change the towels if you leave them on the floor. No sense of an care of conserving already, globally scarce water, offsetting any carbon footprints or reducing waste.
There are no robes provided (a 4 star normally has that), the bathroom faucets are old and dilapidated and missing parts. When you turn the water on it takes about 5 seconds for the water to start flowing. I thought they didn’t have any because I turned the handle quite a bit before it started coming out. There is no soap bar provided. Just watered down shower gel. Which was filled up In the bottle labeled shampoo and conditioner. the body lotion smells rather stale. The toilet paper holder is too small for the paper roll so whenever you go to cut off a pieces the roll comes flying off. There are 2 hair dryers. One mounted and one under the sink. The one mounted, which looks new, doesn’t work. The older one does. That’s the one that should be mounted. The mounted magnified mirror does pull, out as much as it should so you still have to leave over the sink to see yourself. Might as well use the main mirror. There’s a towel warming wrack that doesn’t work. And instead of glass cups there are plastic cups....wrapped in plastic bags!!!! And may I remind you, no recycling bins anywhere.
The room was scalding hot in An abnormal 55 degree (Fahrenheit) February yet the heat wasn’t on. They said to just crack open a window. There is only one tiny trash can in the bathroom. None in the room. There is no complimentary tea/coffee machine/water either. No pen and paper should you need any. The tv’s instruction are unintelligible and even if you follow just the icons, it’s not the way the tv works. They sent someone upstairs (Indian guy that I couldn’t understand) and he said you have to press 3 different buttons in this order and to turn it off 2 buttons in this order but to turn it in again 2 buttons in this order. Can’t there be Just one button for on and off? There are no English speaking channels either. BBC is only a voiceover.
THE PILLOWS ARE ROCK HARD. So be prepared to wake up each morning with a headache.
There is no closet but there is an open boudoir. Which has 6 hooks for hangers but only 4 hangers (of the kind that only have the neck of the hanger that you have to aim to slide into the hook that doesn’t come off the bar). So double up on hanging your clothes.
Next, AND THE ABSOLUTE WORST, the doors slam closed. They don’t close gently AT ALL. So good luck there. The room doors are so close together that one door opens while the other closes. AND the walls are PAPER THIN. So good luck there if someone is have a normal voiced conversation next door age be prepared to jump out a window if you have 2 people next door who are horny as toads. I cannot WAIT to get out of here. Lord give me strength to last another 2 nights. I’d be out all night but everything closes early in Venice. How can such an old building have paper thin walls is beyond me. And especially in a city where everything has to be built solidly.
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