I don’t know how to start about this place. I spent one night here, it was horrible and i thought that was the hard part. The worst came after.
There was a lady at the front desk who checked me in. There was no lift so after 3 flights of stairs with luggage, i was flushed and short of breath. When we entered the room, the first thing she told me was that they keep the temperature down to protect the artwork and the furniture. I didn’t think anything of it. I was still flushed from the stairs, i was even sweating.
Then she went on to tell me about many things, and i got a feeling that this was not going to be a ‘make yourself at home’ type easy going place.
And i was fine completely with it. It’s why i go for places like this instead of hotels after all. It’s interesting, it has personality and history.
Still, the things she said did not sound very welcoming. None of them were about what they can do for you. They were all rules that you have to obey. You can’t have food in your room, you can’t call them after 9, she said twice that she never answers her phone after 9 unless it’s an emergency. (I remember thinking how do you know if it’s an emergency or not if you don’t answer), breakfast is at 8 and she never allows it go after 9 or something. It was a little weird, not that i have a problem with rules, it’s just standing up a guest in front of you and telling them all these things one by one was just felt a little rude.
I felt like i was her distant cousin that came to stay at her place for a few days and that i’m a burden to her and i’m just gonna ruin her fabulous home.
Anyway, i thought it was kinda weird, but i was excited to be staying at this eccentric place. I wanted to get something to eat so i went out. It wasn’t that cold outside, i was fine. I finished my drink downstairs since you’re not allowed food in your room. By the way, the description says mini bar, but there’s no mini bar. There isn’t even water in the room.
Can't say that i have anything positive to mention.