Hotel in need of urgent renovation
The Hotel is in need of an urgent renovation. I get its "historical" value, nevertheless the hotel is dark and it feels dirty from the minute you walk in. I knew I made a mistake in my booking the minute I walked in. The 3 Gents in the reception I was confronted with at check-in felt like they did not want to be there, and they need to seriously re-consider the "welcoming experience" they (donot) offer. I stayed on the 5th floor and had only a carry-on luggage with me, but did not want to even roll it on the carpet (from elevator to my appointed room) - away from the fact that the corridor carpet is badly laid and my luggage would likely be unable to roll all the way, it is by far the dirtiest hotel corridor carpet I have ever seen in any hotel I have stayed anywhere in the world, to date. The room furniture is a combination of old and new, and most appliances / fittings plugged in (e.g. table lamps) their cords were half-hanging off the sockets as they cannot make a good enough connection. I had to tape in my laptop battery so it sits on the socket and connects. The general finishes are old, and I could not really tell if the room has been cleaned or not but definitely it felt dirty. I am lucky I have had to stay there for a night only and will not go back. Shame because somebody can do a lot of things with the property should they decide to inject some money. I did not have breakfast (head straight to the next door Starbucks) so cannot really report on that experience.