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    Esther Rantzen

    5 sure signs that my hotel room isn’t up to scratch


    Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, finding the right hotel room can make or break your trip. The best rooms offer comfort, relaxation and a safe haven from which to base your activities. The worst provide no such thing and can even cause personal injuries and be bad for your health.

    At best, a bad hotel room is simply an inconvenience. At worst, it can cause accidents such as slips, trips and falls and health problems from failing to provide an environment that allows sufficient sleep.

    Here are five of the most glaring signs that your hotel room is simply not fit for purpose.

    1. Gut instincts tell you something is wrong
      If you don’t feel safe and comfortable, the solution is simple, stay somewhere else. Don’t brush it off and tell yourself you are just being silly. Whether it’s location, construction or general atmosphere, if it doesn’t feel right, listen to your instincts.
    2. No safe
      Surely this is a sign that the hotel is so safe burglary is impossible? No. It actually suggests that convenience and peace of mind for guests is not at the forefront of the hotel management’s thinking. After all, the chances are it’s an unfamiliar town and location for visitors, so why not go the extra mile for their benefit? Even a small safe is not really suitable for modern travellers with all their valuable gadgets
    3. No free WiFi
      This suggests that the hotel see the customer as something of a cash cow ripe for milking rather than a valued guest. At a basic, rather coarse level, this may be true but the best hotels make a customer feel like part of the family.
    4. Faulty door knobs/cabinet hinges etc
      Not major problems on their own, but these tend to be indicative of the state of the rest of the hotel. It suggests a lack of care and attention to maintenance.
    5. Bugs and dirt
      A major, major flaw. Firstly, no-one wants to sleep in a dirty room. Secondly, if the hotel is skimping on cleaning, what else is falling by the wayside?

    If you are injured in an accident at a hotel, be it a slip, trip or fall, an out of shape mattress or some other reason that was not your fault, our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline can help win you the injury compensation you may well be due.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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