Friday, March 19, 2010

"Thank God for the Canadian lady" is probably the best way to find out what a place is really like before paying your hard-earned money to stay there.  The reviews are plentiful and honest - plus, I like looking at the guest photos on Trip Advisor rather than the photoshopped flattering ones from hotels' websites as they give you a much more unforgiving account of what the room might look like.  While brainstorming ideas for a quick weekend getaway, John and I had a chuckle (more like hysterics) over some of the funnier reviews that have been posted.  Like this one for example, titled 'Thank God for the Canadian lady' (you can read the original here, it's amazing):

"This was to be our get away before moving into our new place. Well, our stay of 4 days would of been a complete disaster had not been for the night staff (Marie) a very friendly Canadian lady. We were greeted by her and made very well aware of all of the emeneties and times for breakfast, including if you would like breakfast in bed. (to which she was repremended for by the owner) although it advertises such service.

Our room was lovely on the second floor, but the heat did not work half of the time, once again Marie to the rescue as she resides in staff housing across the garden. As we had called the manager (Martin) and he just brushed it of as there was not big deal. On our second day we witness what we later found out was the soon be ex-wife of the Manager being chastise by the owner regarding personal problems between her and the soon to be ex-husband in the middle of the open kitchen. Later on that same day we over heard the manager moaning on his mobile to what seemed to be a girlfriend about all their personal lives, that we really did not care to know, this is extremely umprofessional.

Over all it was a great stay, but only because they have the luck of having hired a very lovely and helpfull Canadian lady."

Hope that two-timing manager got his just desserts from his soon-to-be-ex-wife.  Brings on the LOLs.

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