We arrived a little early to fill in the paperwork and informed the owner we could come back later to check into the room.
Firstly we were met with cold rudeness. The parking lot looked untidy and unkempt. The foyer of this lodge was untidy -floors not swept, dust on the desk and papers strewn all over the foyer desk. The landlord was scruffy, untidy, impatient and terribly dismissive .
Walking to the room seemed like I was living a nightmare the corridor to the room had stained untidy looking carpets. The room although had the once over cleaning, had a distinctive stale stench. The carpet looked old, worn out and stained. When my friend who drove me to this lodge, and I commented on the smell the owner aggressively stated that the room was clean, handed me the key and stormed out, leaving us standing there in utter bewilderment.
In all it was a nightmare so I left and booked into another hotel.
Maybe I was unfortunate.
I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY to THANK EXPEDIA and their excellent staff who handled my complaints promptly , displaying empathy, patience, courtesy and professionalism. Nothing for the Expedia team was a bother. They called back later to check I was okay when I had booked into the other hotel. They also dealt with my complaints in a manner that reassured me immediately especially as I was in another country and felt vulnerable after my ordeal. I would definitely recommend booking through Expedia as they care about you.
THANK YOU Expedia for all your help.