Share your hotel experiences when travelling. Can be great, good, meh or bad to awful. Talk about what you did and didn't like and why?
Most Helpful Girl
Nothing unusual, creepy as always halls, cheap soap and shampoo that disappear after I am gone, mystery
I think my favorite part is the bathtub, we don't have one at home so I compensate when I go to hotel1
Most Helpful Guy
- In northern Greece, we once arrived at a small, family-owned hotel in the mountainous countryside. From outside, the place looked quite romantic actually. This view changed quickly once we were inside, though. Unfortunately we couldn't leave because it was already getting dark and it was raining like crazy outside. My parents had no idea how far we'd have to drive until we get to the next village/town, so it seemed reasonable to stay for one night. We booked two rooms - once more my parents and one more my sister and me. In our room, there was rice lying EVERYWHERE. Probably from a wedding. Rice on the floor, on the bed and on the desk. I wonder if they even changed the sheets... . In my parents room, there was a really terrible stink... it smelled like a corpse was lying under the bed or something like that.
In the morning we were served breakfast and most of the food was literally gone bad. For example the milk was sour and the butter was rancid. No wonder we were the only guests.
- In Venice my wife and I were totally ripped off. We paid a lot of money and expected a really nice room. Instead, we received a room without any windows (!) and with very little lighting. It felt super creepy... like some kind of a prison cell. The walls were just plain concrete, no plaster or anything like that. Very close to the shower, there were open/broken cables coming out of the wall. Every time we took a shower, we wondered if we'd get electrocuted the next moment.
- In Boston, on our honeymoon trip last summer, we stayed at a very fancy hotel for a few days. The hotel itself (room etc.) was fine but the staff consisted of some of the rudest people I've met in my life. They acted super snobby and because they could tell we were young and probably not rich, they treated us like shit. It really pissed me off because we paid them just like all other customers.
- Also on our honeymoon last summer, we stayed in New York City for 10 days. There, we had a hotel where literally everything was perfect. The room was awesome and quite spacious for NYC-standards. The bed was one of the best I've ever slept in. The food was great too. However, most importantly, the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. There was this girl who worked as a waitress in the hotel restaurant and smiled at us every time we showed up and had a chat with us. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, whether it was the doormen, the receptionist, the waiters or the room maid.0