There are famous hotels around the world which have built their reputations on customer service and intimate hospitality. From The Hilton to Raffles, you know that you can trust these brands to make you feel like you in a home away from home.
Then there are the other hotels. The ones that aren't so much famous as they are infamous. Places where the management training program appears to have been "watch all episodes of Fawlty Towers."
Secretly, those are our favorite hotels. Not because of the way they make us feel but because they allow us to fill our Facebook and Twitter feeds with hilarious photos of customer service gone rogue.
1. Where Did The Window Go?
The hotel owner probably read something about the psychological benefits of having a window in the room and thought, "I can fake that." They couldn't.
2. The Lounge For Superman
You are welcome to use the lounge sir, as long as you are able to fly. Clark Kent and Lois Lane said it was our finest facility.
3. Anybody Need Some Extra Water
This is something that we have all dreamed of, surely? A bathroom sink with more taps than most of us have hands. The goddess Kali is a big fan.
4. That Flattering Carnival Mirror
You jump out of the shower, you're all pumped up, feeling good, you go to shave and this awaits you. This may be the meanest thing a hotel has ever done to a guest.
5. The Bathroom For Mr. Fantastic
You'd need to be able to stretch a long way in order to avail yourself of the paper. Reed Richards says this is exactly what he wants on vacation, a bathroom nobody else can use.
6. The Fire That Brought Out The Worst In Things
This 'el does indeed look like it might be occupied by the devil himself. Oh dear, we do hope no one was hurt in the blaze.
7. The Loo-vre
When you position a roll of toilet tissue as though it were the Mona Lisa in The Louvre, something is really not quite right in your operations department.
8. A Spoonful Of Sugar Makes The Wi-Fi Come Up
Mary Poppins would have had no problem putting this password into her computer, but the rest of us mere mortals struggle to get this right.
9. It's OK, We'll Burn
This emergency exit in Minnesota is, quite frankly, terrifying. We'd have moved out the moment that we saw it. This is not for your safety.
10. Counting To 2 Is Hard Sometimes
We find ourselves at a loss as to how an elevator fitter couldn't manage to count to two. But apparently, that's a thing now.
11. Welcome Back Sir, Just A Little Bit
This was one hotel's generous gift for returning customers. What beautiful packaging to hide such an incredibly derisory gift. "Welcome back sir, at least a tiny little bit."
12. The Door Dilemma
So, which closet do you protect with the door and which do you leave open to the elements? This is a dilemma because you only have one door!
13. The Vent To Nowhere
Somebody was paid to install this metal grille over shower tiles and then pretend it was a vent. We want that job, it must be brilliant.
14. The Twin Room With No Privacy
People often share a twin room because of work needs and not because they want to become completely intimate with each other's bathroom habits.
15. A Contradiction In Terms
We all appreciate a good non-smoking room to stay in, but we're also a touch confused as to why such a room would need an ashtray?
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