Naturally there are no photos of our neatly prepared hotel room, since staggering into it with baggage and sleeping children at 1.00 a.m. in the morning is not moment when anyone in their right mind is reaching for their camera.
Especially if you started work at 6.30 a.m. the previous day and are beyond tired.
The following morning however, after a deep and comfortable sleep, Himself and I are up and about and lazily getting ready for our first “real holiday” day.
It’s still been a short night but we will be taking things slowly. The smallest members of the Kiwidutch family are still firmly ensconced under the covers in the bed in the adorning room next door.
Himself has gone downstairs to ask for a cable so that we can have internet in the room, and in this quiet moment I take the opportunity to get my camera out. There are two rooms, with a connecting door, the room where the children are sleeping being smaller than the one we are in. Their bathroom is smaller as well, it contains a jacuzzi bath, toilet and bidet.
Our room is larger, very handy when it comes to dumping putting all the bags in one place. Our bathroom has one section for a jacuzzi bath and a separated part for the toilet and bidet. The outside wall of the second part, is however transparent and lit, so that it can be seen on the bedroom side.
That’s a little annoying if you need to leave the bathroom light on in the night so that you can find your way in the dark, because excess light shines into the bedroom, but with a little playing with the lights we manage to switch off the “light wall”.
There’s a small balcony that looks over the entrance and car park area, and a large cupboard with extra blankets (always welcome if you are not used to sleeping in air-co.)
Most of all the gentleman at reception has been more than helpful, later when I filled the jacuzzi bath in our room for the kids to have a bath in, we were disappointed to find that the bubble jets refused to activate, the hotel immediately sent someone to see if it could be fixed.
Alas it couldn’t be easily so I broke the news to the children that to fill the bath in the other room would be a waste of water in a country that needs it’s water, but the maintenance man saw our kids disappointment and insisted on getting the jacuzzi in the other room to work so that they could enjoy a bath in it.
After a long fill up, and a few tweaks, the second bath was soon working and the man left with a smile and two kids were now bursting with excitement to peel off their pajamas and enjoy the jets.
The building itself is rather austere but the people inside are not. Please note that this is an airport hotel, actually it would be walking distance-ish if it weren’t for some inconveniently located highways leading into and out of the airport.
Guests come here, I assume because they, like us come of a very late night flight, or maybe have a very early morning one to catch. Regardless of the fact that it’s a stone’s throw from an airport it seems to built to a high level of noise resistance, it mightn’t look ‘cosy” on the outside but it’s everything you need within.
Great service with a smile from all staff, no matter what the problem is a very good way to start your holiday.
Let’s take a look around…
Explaining what a bidet is to young children who don’t know it, resulted in a lot of face fulling and strange comments on their part… who said Travel isn’t an education?
Little Mr. also come to the conclusion that this would make a good “hidy-place” if we had one at home…. err we do have one at home Little Sir, but it’s full of toys!
A quiet and dimly lit shot as not to wake the little sleeping monsters in the bed…
A look out of our window…
Later out the front of the building… looking back… kid room is the one with the small upstairs balcony on the left, ours is the deeper balcony to the right of it.