“my walk in closet is bigger than most hotel rooms in Ukraine. why you guys prefer to sleep in closet size hotel rooms”
I thought that was a bunch of hooey, until I remembered my 12 hours at the Zirka hotel in Odesa. Imagine a small camping or hunting trailer,,,,, after someone took a demolition hammer to it for 10 minutes. Lumber laying in the hallway, a bathroom the same size as our “small” camper. A wrap around shower curtain,,,, and you needed to leave the door open to sit down on the can. A TV and a fridge,,, with one wall outlet. When I tried to rearrange things,,, the drip pan from the fridge tipped over, and I had to clean up a couple gallons of water from the floor.
I went down to the lobby to ask about their internet,,,, and it was an ancient apple or mac, that was basically froze.
I don’t remember where I had supper or breakfast,,,, I might have only snacked from the little market diagonally across the intersection,,, where the old lady stiffed me on part of the change.
Every time I passed through the lobby, I ended up talking with some of the guys there,,,, one spent hours talking about all of the girls he slept with in Odesa,,,, could be thousands?? Several guys were relentlessly trying to date the girls behind the front desk,,,, going no way fast. One poor guy was tears,,,,,, he sent 26,000 to a photo online,,, made 4 trips to meet her,,, and she refused to meet him each time. I told him:,,, Dude,, she could be some greasy old guy in his underwear sitting in front of the computer? He just had a blank stare!
The next morning I asked the girls at the desk where I could find a better hotel,, and they told me. If I still remember correctly,,, it was turn left once out of the door,, then up two blocks,, and on the left. London Hotel.
Two days later, the staff at the London arranged an appointment for me at the dental hospital.
If I had stayed at the Zirka,,, my body might have been dumped out in the streets,,, a day or week later.
You should always stay at a good hotel, with a good reputation!
Who do you know at the apartments?? You’re on your own there.
"Look ... As a hotelier I can tell you that the difference between a 3 star and a 4 star might be H24 room service and the difference between a 4 star and a 5 star might be that the twat behind the bar wears a bow tie whilst addressing one as "sir" and one's burger costs $15 rather than $10."
Does it matter whether or not the owner is a twit?