The stay started on the wrong foot before I even arrived. When I booked, I was told I would have to pay upon arrival. However, the hotel charged me for the reservation a week early without alerting me first. That was not ok and I let them know, but wanted to give them a chance based on the stay.
After check in, I went to the apartment and checked the layout to choose which room would go to the rest of my family before they arrived. In the smaller room, I noticed that a lamp was unplugged. As I got closer, I noticed that its cover was broken. Since an eleven year-old would have been in the room, I didn't want there to be any confusion about the damage, so I immediately took a picture and went to notify the front desk agent, less than 5 minutes after he had given me the key.
When I showed him the picture, he actually had the nerve to accuse me of breaking it myself. He said that since the cleaning staff had already cleaned the room and didn't report it, it must have been done after. I couldn't believe it. Instead of causing a scene, I just told him to let me know what the staff said and went back to my room.
I'm still in shock. Because of that, I went back up and documented all that was wrong with the space and there was a lot: loose and broken handles. The shower was also too tight. I felt scared to touch anything for fear of being blamed. He ruined our stay. The sad bit is that the other staff could have been nicer, but he poisoned our experience. We will never return.