First let me say that our stay here was not by choice, or at least not much of a choice. We booked through our travel club RCI. We were assured it was a 4-star hotel, and we requested a queen or king ... more
First let me say that our stay here was not by choice, or at least not much of a choice. We booked through our travel club RCI. We were assured it was a 4-star hotel, and we requested a queen or king bed along with a sitting area because I had a lot of work requiring at least a work table.
What we got was a full-size bed, so right there we knew we wouldn’t be sleeping well since we’re both restless sleepers. It was plenty comfortable but we didn’t sleep well.
Furthermore, the room had a desk, no table. Two chairs, but we couldn’t both sit at the desk. This became an issue as you will see.
The room had a suitcase stand—just one—and NO dresser. The closet had six hangers. We were forced to live out of the luggage.
The room itself was about 12x8, so there was literally nowhere to go. One of us had to sit on the bed while the other squeezed around because the suitcases were taking up the floor.
The shower was like any European shower, but the tub was so deep I couldn’t get in or out by myself and there were no bars. There was also no soap.
I would not have minded if we could have used the lobby dining area for dining and work. However, the city shut down for COVID-19 and the hotel closed its dining facility. We had to buy groceries to get a dinner. The clerk said we could sit at a dining table, but the manager came in and began shouting at us. “It’s forbidden to dine here. You can’t sit here! Take it to your room!” I explained that our room had nowhere to sit but he came back with “It’s forbidden!” Now I had heard Macron’s speech and I know that restaurants were shut but hotels were not included in the initial order. He was completely out of line. We left the next day rather than trying to get through the week with the aggravation.
Honestly, unless you have good reason to be in the Bel Air / Picpus neighborhood, you do NOT want this hotel. And they have no business claiming to be 4-star. less