The building still wants to collapse on it's occupants.
I’ve stayed with this place several times over the past half year, and as I reported earlier the building just wants to collapse on the owners and guests. Whomever specified the materials picked out the lowest grades of everything available, and the building is just now old enough to show problems with that. Doors are crooked in their facings, and the vanities pulling away from the walls. This place is guaranteed to be a maintenance engineer’s nightmare for as long as it lives.
For the past couple of visits the portico outside was cracking in the middle because it was built wrong and leaked inside. By the time somebody noticed it the damage was severe requiring they tear the whole thing down and start over. On my last visit I find a contracting crew doing just that, and nothing left of the portico but the steel frame and a pile of rubble to be hauled away.
None of this fazed me very much, at least until I checked into room 107. I was riding with a travel partner who immediately wanted to clean up. He jumps in the shower and in only a couple minutes I hear a loud thud and banging in the bathroom. He never indicated he was in distress, so I just waited.
In a couple minutes he emerges from the bathroom with the shower head in his hand. This thing is HUGE similar to the size of a grapefruit. He told me the plumbing had ejected it and it came crashing down on his head. There were no injuries or concussions, but this just further supports my claim this building wants to collapse on it’s occupants.
The desk agent didn’t know what to do, so she starts calling people who told them to move us to another room. That fixed it, but it didn’t repair my confidence one bit, and I’m beginning to believe there are forces in that building we don’t know about causing strange occurrences like this on a regular basis. The ownership tore the portico down before it fell in on somebody. I have to wonder what’s going to fall off next. I don’t want to be there when a vanity pulls off the wall and cuts someone’s toes off.
It’s still the cleanest, newest thing in this little village, and they are acceptable. They are trying to work around Covid-19 with frozen sausage biscuits and coffee in the morning. While I appreciate their efforts, that’s no replacement for a real breakfast as everyone served before Covid-19. And, there aren’t a whole lot of choices in this little village for hot breakfast anywhere.
I can only hope the ownership goes after the original contractor because they should not have to replace a whole portico no older than this building is. It was leaking the day they gave it to the customer and they should be held liable to fix it right. less