Hotel was completely and totally disappointing. Posted 03-Aug-2014
We were looking forward to, what had to be, going by the tariff, a luxury stay at The Denali Village Hotel, the most expensive room rate we have ever had in 40 years of travelling. We decided it had to be a special treat, we’d enjoy it as we had been advised there was no other accommodation in the region. I have to say we were completely and totally under whelmed. Actually, worse we were deeply and extremely disappointed, in our room at Denali Village Hotel. Far from being a swept up glamour number we’d expected for the exorbitant cost, it was a pared down to very basic, motel type room with, wait for it, 4 paper cups and a dripolater machine but no tea and no milk. Worse than that it was very dark and gloomy (only two low wattage light bulbs, these were in the wall mounted bedside lamps on the wall between the twin double beds) no air con just a cheap fan (unplugged) above the TV cabinet and worst of all it had a flight of steps (noisy and no privacy) right outside the only window that let in any light. Beyond the handrails of the staircase that covered much of the window was a very ugly excrescence created in corrugated iron, with bits of old cars and junk mounted on it. This ‘artwork’ screened the back door and vents of the fast food restaurant, BUT it didn’t eliminate the smells. From above we could hear voices and the floor creaking as they moved around. Blinds were furred with dust, room not vacuumed under table/chairs or beds. We took photos but nowhere to load em.