We looked at the Hotel website before coming and the picture of the rooms looked very modern and moderate amount of space. We had quite the surprise when we entered our 1980's Egyptian decorated compact room. Not that we need a whole lot of space, but we had no place to put our clothes and our luggage is plied on the extra twin bed in the entry area. It is a clean room with a queen bed at least. I know I'm quite the princess when it comes to a comfortable bed and a good night's sleep. Needless to say it has been neither for me. I emailed our friends staying at our house and I'm having her FedEx a foam topper we have at the house for the bed! We tried to find one here (SuperMall and PriceSmart) but to no avail. I'm hoping the topper arrives before we leave the hotel. I'm a little nervous about the address I gave to ship it to, but I double checked with the hotel front desk and they said "Yes, the addresses here are that long". I can't even begin to tell you what it is because it looks like gobblety gook when you see it. My friend emailed me and said "Could the address BE any longer?" I laughed to myself because that's exactly what I thought.
The bathroom (see above) is a one occupant only space unless the other is in the shower. The sink is nice and wide but there is a mirror with a small shelf right above it. It doesn't bother me, but when Mark was shaving and went to rinse his face, he bumped his head on the shelf. Ouch! I'm waiting for the toilet to break apart like humpty-dumpty any day now. The tank has numerous cracks running through it and oozes out water on a regular basis. Good news - it flushes and it's indoors. The shower works great with plenty of force and hot water. So great in fact that the water pours out onto the toilet area floor even when the shower doors are closed. Towels: two bath towels, one hand towel, one bath mat, no wash clothes. Very minimum, but again clean and changed every day for us.
There is a big Crowne Plaza Hotel across the street and Mark & I have both said to each other "Can we stay there?" But our hotel stay has already been prepaid, so we are here until the tour is over. "We are such spoiled Americans", we tease each other. We remind each other that it's all about getting use to a new place and all that it has to offer or not offer.
Posted by Tina