Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Three Stars Hotel (Trip to Uruguay 3)

After the excitement faded of, it was time to rest.  Remember our hostel situation? Our last minute booked hotel, offered the following:

1.      Internet connection only in certain corners of the room.
2.      “Vintage” accommodations, with a strong 70’s vibe. Complete with flowery, bright pink covers, and “retro” furniture.
3.      Missing buttons remote control, which I solved pushing inside the holes with a pen or bobby pin. Other buttons didn’t work.  To change the channel you could only go down.
4.      The bathrooms have had some fixing done, and it showed….  Just not in a positive way.
5.      Water had no pressure. What came out of the shower was a coooold drizzle. Taking a shower was a torture. 

This was supposed to be a 3 stars hotel?  Hostels seemed better, and were half price!  We were annoyed.  Our pockets were sore…..*sigh*

Our room.  No internet on this corner.

To be fair, I have seen worse. There were some positives:

  1. Hotel was conveniently located, close to shops, restaurants, and historic quarter.
  2. Our room had a great view.
  3. The heater was working! The remote had to be held directly in front of the unit, but we slept in a warm room.
  4. Breakfast was included.
Nope, it just does not balance things out.  It was too expensive for what they offered.

We were the only ones in the dinning area next morning.  I was wondering what we were going to do that day and the next one. After all, we had seen most of the town main attractions.  While silently eating our barely average breakfast, Jose Luis proposed to… leave. We cancelled our reservation for the second night, and turned in the remote control, the keys, and an electrical converter to the person at the front desk. No questions asked.  That small, white rental car we got immediately after was an instant mood fixer.  No more silence, just laughter and excitement. See you later Colonia!

Mood Fixer

7 comments:

Flavio said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Jajaja. Pero entonces ¿cómo será uno de dos estrellas?

Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Flavio ¡No me quiero ni imaginar uno de dos estrellas!

Jose Luis Herrera said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Uno de dos estrellas habria sido donde se cruzan los controles de la television con los de la calefaccion.

Aparte el desayuno de este fue malisimo! Un poco de cafe con pan de hace 4 dias que se les habia quedado por ahi. Aprovecharon para salir de el.

Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jose Luis Herrera jajaja Pobres. ¿No te gustó el tang?

ARTURO said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no te quejes, que no te acuerdas el resort que reservaste en Cozumel?

Natalia y Jose Luis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ARTURO jejeje yo no me acordaba que JL se habia metido por alla en ese tremendo resort en Cozumel! Que ojito para los buenos hoteles, no?

ARTURO said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ojalá le puedas mejorar un poco sus gustos, por tu bien y el de todos
Lo barato cuesta caro, amigo!

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