To break up the school holiday monotony and the boys’ attempts to punch each other’s lights out, we decided to go for a staycation in a city hotel.
Mr Surfer found some great cheap deals. Even at highly acclaimed 5 star hotels.
Our criteria wasn’t too demanding – a clean, spacious, airy twin double room with bathtub for me to have nice, relaxing soaks. For the boys, we just wanted full access to an indoor pool. Not much, right?
We checked in to the hotel promptly at 2pm. Room wasn’t ready. Okay.
When the room is finally ready, we discover it’s a shoebox.
The beds were barely king singles. Only big enough for the boys to jump on them like maniacs.
Mr Surfer went downstairs to complain the pool was super freezing cold.
Note to all hotels: Don’t advertise a heated indoor pool when it’s not because you’re actually more interested in cutting costs at the expense of your guests. Oh, and don’t call yourself five star when in harsh reality you’re a three.
Things picked up a little with the complimentary bottle of champagne.
Although, it only made one quarter of the family happy, namely me. Mr Surfer was still super mad that nothing was being done about the pool.
Just as I was about to sit back and relax with my bubbles, out the window was a peculiar sight. Looking straight into the neighbouring building of apartments, I did a double take to make sure that there was actually a stark naked man, spreading out his blue yoga mat and changing channels on his TV.
Mr Surfer was still feeling completely ripped off, though. Rightly so.
I managed to guzzle down another two glasses before we left and cancelled our booking.
And that my friends, is how NOT to do a family getaway in the city.
Ever had a crappy hotel experience? Was it fixed with complimentary champagne? Ever done naked yoga?
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