Thursday, March 6, 2008

to walk away from a hotel


stay away from the Hotel in poland.
a caveat for the literal, sleeping outside of the hotel, this is not advised. it is cold in warsaw in march.

but if you want a taxi, walk two blocks from the hotel at least, before ordering, or pay 2 times the price. If you want to eat walk 10 feet from the hotel and pay 50% less. walk 500 feet and pay 65% less. Should shopping or internet or laundry services require your attention run don’t walk from the hotel to save a nickel.

the hypocrites letter. how else am i going to do laundry. at 10:30 at night with 15degrees out side can I really walk the streets hunting for a taxi (in newyork sure, in warsaw it doesn't work). when breakfast is an 18 second elevator ride can I refuse. no of course not.

if the rule is always leave the hotel to eat (except for breakfast because hotel espresso is usually much better unless you’re lucky enough to be in italy...) then you Try to find other places to eat.

i don't write about hotels generally as it begs unwelcome judgement. tonight though i'm staying at the airport hotel okecie, and for the money i will happily recommend this place. it costs 1/3 less than the marriot and is just as nice.

A last thought. Ordering water with gas never gets old. Even at the hotel.

Do widzenia
charlie merrow Merrow

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