Like a list of Hotel gripes from a frequent flyer
I have spent a fair amount of time in hotels
And, when I read this, I knew the author and I were very much alike.
1. Bad bedside reading lights. I own an iPad, but I’m one of those Neanderthals who still read real books, and I usually do it in bed. Very few hotels have decent bedside lighting (some do, of course, such as the Intercontinental Singapore and the Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston—but not its sister property, the Fairmont Copley Boston). Instead they give you fancy looking table lamps on a nightstand with those dim fluorescent light bulbs.
2. No outlets to plug in laptops and iPads etc. near the bed. Some hotels are getting better at installing enough electrical outlets at desks (although there never seem to be enough), but I want to charge my laptop and iPad while in bed without hunting behind furniture only to find that the clock radio and the aforementioned dim lamp are hogging the only outlet. In fact, I’m writing this as I recline in bed and notice that my Macbook Air needs to be plugged in soon. There’s nowhere to do that.
3. Televisions and their remote controls. I just want to turn the damn TV on to watch TV, not the movies you need to pay for, or the tour of the property, without having to scroll through menus to get to TV broadcasts. Hotels first try to sell you their in-room movies and other services. It’s annoying, especially since every system is different.
4. Confusing alarm clocks. How about just a simple alarm clock. On/off button and then set time. I don’t need a clock radio or an iPad dock that never seems to work anyway. New rule: All hotel room alarm clocks around the world should be standardized.
Ok, we’re not exactly alike. The alarm clocks don’t bother me. I don’t use them. I use my Android phone‘s alarm.
I can’t figure how the ones in the hotels work.
- The Hotel Workplace, Top 10 Gripe List (themarlincompany.com)
- No More Hotel Wake-up Call Roulette as Moshi Debuts Voice Control Travel Alarm Clock (prweb.com)