So what do I mean by this title? Obviously it's true that Air Asia has many fans judging by the number of people who fly with them but I'm not one of them. True again that I just flew with them from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching for this conference but the only reason why was because all my colleagues were booked on this flight. I just hate being "nickel and dimed" to death and would rather pay more to have all the facilities than being asked to pay extra for these. But I understand the opposite argument where people want to have the choice of paying for what they use!
So what's good about this hotel? Service is passable and friendly but there seems to be short-cuts and minimal amenities wherever possible and a lack of attention to detail. Such as, there are two towels in the bathroom but where are the handtowels and flannels?
Oh, the glass in the picture frame in the bathroom was cracked too and I didn't do it!
The shower this morning probably had one of the best water pressure jets I've experienced so if only the water was hot, that would have been ideal.
The amenities in the bathroom were less than minimal. This is possibly the first hotel in Asia that I've experienced with no toothbrushes. It's probably easier if I just list what they do have:
* One small bottle of shampoo, a packet of cotton swabs, sanitary bag, one small cake of soap and a shower cap.
There are signs in room giving the prices for extra tea and coffee sachets and internet charges. Oh yes, internet charges, these are for a single item use so I wasn't able to use the same number for my PC and phone an if I wanted to connect the other one, I'd need to purchase another code.
The room is adequate but the bathroom is very small with no bath, although has a 1.8 metre by 12 metre shower stall, now if only it had hot water...
I found the room to be quite functional and clean and had photos from the 20's, 40's and 50's which I found quite appealing. I was originally going to say that this hotel needed refurbishing but in fact; I think the style is of this era and the decoration and style suits it!
Best of all was the light green dressing gown and I'd take a photo of it to show you but alas and alack, the housekeeper took it away this morning and hasn't replaced it! See, "attention to detail..."
Speaking of which, that reminds me, I sent a shirt to be cleaned last night and it hasn't returned yet but it's only 7pm so there's still time! Even if it doesn't return, it was very good value at 7.50 MYR! Not as good as the last hotel in KL at 5 ringgits but good value nevertheless.
Coincidentally, there were Merdeka parades outside this morning so I rushed to the window to take a photo but the window was fogged up so that plan didn't go anywhere! The windows seem to be double-glazed but it didn't stop the sound from coming in nor did it stop the windows fogging up!
Breakfast was nothing to write home about and the eggs, congee and baked beans were cold so perhaps this hotel has something against hot things?
Absolutely delicious though was the Panini that I had in the coffee shop last night!
So, I'd conclude that if you enjoy flying Air Asia, you'll probably enjoy this hotel too!
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