After surviving our unexpected passenger in the taxi we walked into our hotel to check in. As soon as we identified ourselves the guy at the front desk said, “Yes, there’s a problem with your reservation.” I’m going to say this is not what any hotel guest wants to hear. Maybe try a hello first to soften the blow. Ask how my flight was and then tell me the bad news.
As it turns out, they didn’t have a room for us on the first night. Again, not what I wanted to hear at 11pm. But they had an apartment for us to stay in just around the corner. This has never happened to us before. The guy led us to the apartment and after stumbling around in the stairwell for several minutes I figured out the guy was completely clueless about what he was doing.
Finally we arrived at the apartment and I was surprised that it was decent. I should have taken photos, but I didn’t I was too shocked by the whole situation. The better half didn’t seem to mind. I’ve seen too many movies and read too many books. The entire night I had visions of human traffickers busting through the front door and hauling me off kicking and screaming never to be seen or heard from again.
After a restless night, we packed up our things in the morning and walked back to the hotel. It was still early, but somehow our room was available. The woman who checked us in had no idea why we stayed at an apartment the night before. Too be honest, I was clueless as well. The guy mumbled some excuse but I couldn’t understand him. The better half swears he mentioned construction. However, during the rest of our stay we never heard or saw any construction taking place. Once I saw a painter in the hallway. Maybe the painter stayed the night in my room.
A few nights later we asked the gentleman (he was the night guy) how to get to the airport. He didn’t have a clue again. I’m not too picky really, but I think the concierge in a four star hotel should be able to answer this question. I’ve always thought this was part of their job. Maybe I expect too much.
All in all, we had a great trip. But this whole apartment thing through me for a loop. Has this happened to anyone else?