Close to Quay and Harbor, but Tired and Old

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by a traveler from on February 7, 2011

Stayed from December 29, 2010 through 1/2/2011 at the Amora. When we arrived, our room was not ready (at around 1PM). They said they would call us as soon as it was ready - we went back at 3PM and it was ready - but we never got the call. Once arriving in the room (King Suite) we realized that the balcony (reason we booked at this hotel) was not there. Called the front desk only to be told there were no balcony room available (even though our whole stay was paid in advance). Since we are smokers (i know, i know) this was rather discouraging as the whole hotel is non-smoking and we were on the 28th floor. Room was very stuffy and hot (Sydney was having a heat wave) and i turned down airconditioning to be set at 72 - upon leaving the temp in the room never went below 80 (which is VERY uncomfortable) and the airconditioning ran the whole time - never shutting off while we were there) The switches that control the room's lights have all lettering faded off - cannot tell what switch does what - very inconvenient in unfamiliar surroundings at night. Bathroom is outdated and huge (but not huge in a useful way). Not enough counter space for toiletries, etc. Shower leaks onto bathroom floor and had to use towels. Grout on tile is black - either with dirt or age. Bedroom - bed is uncomfortable - Pillow menu is nice touch, but still not useful when bed is the worst part. Closet door hinges were broken and I got clocked in the head by one of them. View is of office building about 15 feet away - must keep curtains closed at all times as multiple floors can see into your room. Windows do not open Living room - this was the worst - old and tired furniture - looked like a holiday inn - and, the most brutal of everything - a white biological stain on the couch! It was just nasty. Needless to say, we were offered to move into a regular room (not a suite) FOR THE SAME PRICE - NOT. So, we avoided the stain on the couch the rest of our stay (and worried about blankets, and everyt
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