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England London Hotel

14 July 2010

Hotel dramas!

After a pleasant ride home on the Eurostar, I arrived at my prepaid hotel, which is right on the tube line to Heathrow, and has a fridge, microwave, internet. It is not a particularly well run hotel, but for these features and the price I am willing to overlook the crappy staff. I have had some arguments with them before about them lying to me about the tv not working and when it would be fixed, and a similar conversation about the air conditioner.
Well this time they have sunk to a new low.
They have no room for me, yes they have my booking, and have taken out the payment, but apparently that doesnt get me a room.
Instead they have a room for me at an alternate hotel.
I made a lot of noise and demanded the real manager be woken up etc. When they refused I demanded a full refund, now. They refused. I accused them of theft and started ringing Visa and googling the company directors of the Shaftesbury hotel group. I now have a meeting with the manager for the London area at 9:30am.
So i got back on the tube and went to the alternate hotel, I was promised it was a sister hotel and the facilities are identical. Wrong.
Its a single bed, with no fridge, no microwave, no internet, in the smallest most hilarious room I have ever stayed in.
I cant wait for my meeting.

England-London-Hotel - Here is my hotel room. That is the entire room, I am standing at the foot of the single bed which is against the wall. Notice the desk folds out from

Here is my hotel room. That is the entire room, I am standing at the foot of the single bed which is against the wall. Notice the desk folds out from the wall, and you cant sit at it.


England-London-Hotel - It was after 10pm by the time I got into my room (despite arriving at my original hotel at 8pm). So I couldnt get dinner anywhere nearby, as the hotel

It was after 10pm by the time I got into my room (despite arriving at my original hotel at 8pm). So I couldnt get dinner anywhere nearby, as the hotel is located in a crap location. Heres my dinner, enjoy.


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