Worst hotel--can anyone beat this?

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Reading those reviews, I kept thinking of scenes from The Wire.
     


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    B1FF Senior member

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    There are much worse hotels in Detroit. They just don't make it onto Trip Advisor. This one isn't even in a particularly area.
     


  3. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    Those are some of the funniest reviews I have ever read.

    I laughed so hard I was crying. Downtown Detroit is in need of some serious help.
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.

    How are the hotels in Constantinople?
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    How are the hotels in Constantinople?

    I'm sure The Residents can tell you better.
     


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    Looks like it's in North Korea...
     


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    Looks like it's in North Korea...


    Worse. It's in Michigan. [​IMG]
     


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    Nataku Senior member

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    What a pity, looks like a nice historical building. They should restore it instead of letting it slowly disintegrate. I could see them letting a ugly early 70's hotel go into disrepair, but this building looks far too nice to give up on [​IMG]
     


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    What a pity, looks like a nice historical building. They should restore it instead of letting it slowly disintegrate. I could see them letting a ugly early 70's hotel go into disrepair, but this building looks far too nice to give up on [​IMG]
    Detroit has a lot of nice historical buildings going to seed--it's a whole city going to seed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/detroit...7601861458499/
     


  11. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Depends where it is in China.

    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.

    +1

    A few years ago I was fortunate to go to Hong Kong a few times.

    I stayed at the Peninsula, The InterContinental, and The Mandarin.

    To say they were wonderful is an understatement. I'm sure there are cheap places in Hong Kong, but they are probably still better than Detroit's low end places.

    Does inner city Detroit even have a fine hotel?
     


  12. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Some of the best hotels I have stayed at were in India and China.

    Unfortunately you mostly need to stay at either Western chains or hotels that cater to the Western market rather than the ones that cater to locals.

    Last year a business contact booked me into a Chinese "5 star" hotel which on the face of it offered everything you could look for. But the rooms reeked of smoke, the whiskey was not actually what was in the bottle, and street food would have been better than the restaurant (I like street food btw). Ohhh and most of the few shops that were actually open were selling fake Armani, Burberry, etc...

    I have also stayed in small privately run guest houses in Asia that while not offering the same range of amenities or luxuries, were clean, welcoming, centrally located and very charming. But these are very hit or miss (more frequently miss) and hard to find unless someone books it for you.

    K
     


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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i'd like to visit.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    A lot of those Chinese 5-star hotels are not actually 5-star hotels. You need to check if they have the State Certification, which is a plaque displayed in the lobby.

    But then some of them are kind of downmarket regardless of being state-certified. If you want a good hotel, look for a State Guesthouse, which are hotels built specifically for dignitaries, etc. but also offer rooms for paying guests.
     


  15. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    A lot of those Chinese 5-star hotels are not actually 5-star hotels. You need to check if they have the State Certification, which is a plaque displayed in the lobby.


    Yeah, thats why I put the "" around 5 star

    K
     


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