Complaint Review: Oslo Hotel - Saint Kilda Internet
Oslo Hotel An overpriced slum. Avoid at all costs. Saint Kilda Victoria
*Author of original report: Forget that, nothing is being fixed there.
*Author of original report: Owner Digs His Hole Deeper.
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I've read most of the other negative reviews and they are correct in spirit. I take exception to the way some of them are done, for instance tossing your luggage and items all over the room to make it look messy. The point is you need to be fair and accurate about this. So:
The other reviews are correct. I found the place to be dirty, filthy even. I had urine soaked carpet in my single room and I was paying over $320/week for this room. I think prices for this kind of lodging is more than usury. This is theft.
The room was not vacuumed properly. Other guests were violent and rude. Some workers doing repair work that went on for months on the balcony made a mess, were smoking weed all the time, and generally just made a lot of noise and a mess.
I found staff to be pleasant, but liars and thieves. Other guests likely were not happy and that carried over into their treatment of others.
Internet did work in the room, I did not try his machines, but it was something like $10 for 18 hours of use. Problem is it never worked, it was not designed properly, looks like some illiterate hacker put it together, with spelling errors on the log in page, etc. It would work for a little while then just not. All in all you can't rely on it. For 18 hours of connected use you might get about 5 hours of actual work done and waste about 13 sitting there. Literally, that is honestly true. And it is not my laptop, my machine works fine before I get there and since at other locations.
Kitchen was a mess and dirty. Had all kinds of what looked to be gypsys hanging out in it all the time, like 30 people who seemed just to live in the kitchen all the time. Sewer smells with what must have been adjacent waste water problems next to the kitchen. You see all kind of territorial behaviors going on, bad neighborhood with hookers all over at night, cars getting windows broken, etc. The weather here stinks also. Rain all the time.
The photos are not accurate at all. The building has not been cleaned and painted in decades. The sign out front is falling apart and not lit at night. Hallways are dark and the stairs are tricky for even the most nimble and well rested traveler, but put them in the dark as they do it gets worse.
Furniture on common areas is dirty and caked with grease, repaired with duct tape. Vending machines with soda and orange juice are turned off for some reason. Others with food don't work at all. Why bother? Too cheap to run a vending machine? Come on.
Bathrooms are moldy and dirty with people retaliating and leaving their hair all over the place. They actually take pieces of hair and adorn them on all the sinks, handles, faucets, toilets, showers, etc. It is insane. Spitting toothpaste on the faucets and the rest. Just ick!
Web site is a complete fraud and lie. Front desk is NOT open 24/7 as they claim. The links don't work properly, pricing is wrong, all in all they might know what street they are on and represent that accurately, but beyond that forget it.
Night staff seems to stomp around like a bunch of storm troopers, slamming doors as many as ten times in three minutes, stomping back and forth across the wood floors down stairs. If you wanted to get any rest before 10pm? Forget it. It was just nuts like they were on some tirade all the time.
Avoid this one. Really, this is about the worst place I've seen to date.
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