"They try harder"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 30, 2012
On the far side of the hotel, at the employee entrance, there is a sign that states "through these doors come the best hoteliers in the world". It is certainly a bit boastful as a statement, but the folks at the hotel certainly try to live up to that reputation. Service is excellent, friendly, whether tip is given or not. Once, when I came back, I had the pleasant surprise to see all my dirty laundry folded nicely (no, I did not leave it on the bed!), and both teddy bears I bought for my daughters put delicately on the bed - that is the kind of attention that create pretty sweet memories! They have three excellent restaurants, one of which has a terrasse, which is pretty comfortable. On Friday and Saturday, they had singers and deejays, which was pretty cool. Rooms are cleaned and well-maintained, even if the building is old (which is actually giving it a nice cachet). I saw them cleaning my room, it was pretty thorough, leaving a nice scent, another memory-making attention. Gym is small but efficient, pool is a bit small but also functional. Pricing for ancilliary services (taxis, business center) is reasonable. Only downside - this is far from downtown, and the neighborhood isn't the best (not a slum though), albeit there is a shopping center about a mile away. It is close to the old airport now used by the military, so you may see infrequently loud military planes taking off. Overall, I had a good experience there, and I will be back.