With it in here, though, I can keep my enormous living room and bedroom neat--well, maybe not while I’m writing!
Take a seat!
There are plenty: three chairs and a loveseat in the living room and two more chairs by another big coffee table in the bedroom. So, I have room for myself and six guests--seven if somebody wants to sit on the exercise bike. There is an entertainment center in each room, so get drinks and make yourselves at home while I run downstairs to check my email in the lobby and say, "Goodnight," to my travelling companions, who are planning to walk to a nearby bar. (Can’t imagine why they want to leave this hotel! Heck, there’s a bar down here in the lobby, next to the computer terminal.)
Goodnight, guys! I’m staying in tonight! Be quiet when you get back. Okay?
Now I’ll show you around.
Look out the window, and you’ll see the electric lines, perchance a trolley clickety-clacking down the track. Check out the bedroom view of the espresso bar across the street. Yes, all three fig trees are real -- I just crimped leaves to see. Yes, that is a fine clock on the entertainment center.
Another one just like it is in the bedroom, plus a clock radio. I’m amazed that the clocks match the bed, the tables, entertainment centers, and everything else in both rooms. What do you call this style anyway? Is it a cross between art deco and Frank Lloyd Wright’s
A fine hotel
It’s fine furnishings like these that make Hotel Gemo a cut above what I expected. Oh, and I should add that all this space is terrific.
Who says European hotels have small rooms? This suite has more space than a Sheraton!
These ceilings are 10 feet, yet lighting is more than adequate for writing with a four-bulb chandelier in each room, plus two high-intensity lamps in each. Rooms are air conditioned, and baths are large and well-stocked with personal items. I don’t believe there is a pool or spa -- and the exercise bike hardly compensates for those omissions. But Hotel Gemo is for comfortable living. Front desk will find you a guide, too, and pets are welcome.
You Igo friends will have to leave now. Those pillows on my bed are the fluffiest ones
I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to try them. Okay, you can have the extra chocolate. I’ll have mine after I shower. Nice thick towels! No washcloths in this country, but I’ve brought my own. Book your own room here.
, West Virginia
September 30, 2004
From journal It's Time to See Olomouc!