Our stay at this place was not the mistake. The entire “hotel” is a mistake. In fact, using the designation “hotel” already is a misnomer and grossly misleading. Having stayed at some of the best hotels in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and have also enjoyed budget hotels in these regions we can state with some level of confidence and certainty that we have not yet encountered a place such as this one.
Upon our arrival, my wife - who has a great sense of smell – noticed a faint but distinct smell of urine coming from the room’s carpet. We were close to checking out, but with the fan at full speed we decided to give it a day, and against our better judgment ended up staying. Other occupants of the place – many of which seem to be long-term “guests,” possibly asylum seekers or immigrants waiting to have their legal status cleared – are uninhibitedly smoking in their rooms, even as the “hotel” professes a strict no smoking policy. The room has no air condition and the refrigerator didn’t work.
The place has no real reception! Room service is also only every second day. When I called them on our second day to complain that we had gotten no room service, I got a nonchalant “If nobody came today, they will come tomorrow” as response.
A place like this gives a bad name to the town, the area, and the country. My advice: stay away, at any cost!