Poor stay at the London Docklands Ramada

It always amazes how there can sometimes be such a difference between the neat appearance of a hotel’s front desk and the room you get.

  1. First thing we noticed when we opened the door to our room was the smell. I don’t believe the previous occupants had actually smoked in the room but their breath and clothes had certainly left an olfactory mark on the room. I did try to get some fresh air into the room by opening up the window. Weirdly, the handle allowed me to open the internal window door-wise but this just revealed an eight inch gap to the external glass which itself was not designed to move. No idea why they bothered fitting a handle in the first place. So no fresh air.
  2. The cheap lampshades were very much the worse for wear. Two were crumpled in a way not envisaged by the designer, one of which was additionally spattered with coffee. Could so easily have been replaced beforehand.

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  1. Stains weren’t reserved just for the lampshades as the sofa demonstrates. The photo below doesn’t really do the staining justice.

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Lovely firm bed but that won’t convince us to go there again. Should have stayed in the Premier Inn next door.

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One Response to Poor stay at the London Docklands Ramada

  1. Craig says:

    Lorna and Rhiannon stayed at the Docklands Premier Inn a while back for the No Direction concert and found it to be up to their usual standards, i.e. clean, simple and everything working as it should. I have stayed at Ramadas on business across Europe and found them to be expensive Travelodges.

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