Once Again, Vikram's Dream Hotel is a Nightmare
Vikram Chatwal's hotels have not always had the best reviews.
But a recent review of Dream the hotel leaves making a pun too easy. The place turned out to be a nightmare as Picky-Chick blogs in her entry: "Nightmare on W. 55th Street."
With a name like "Picky Chick" one has to be weary of an extra fussy attitude. But based on her experience, even the most laid back of hotel patrons would have found themselves quite perturbed at Dream:
It started at check-in. It was pouring outside and when I asked the receptionist if it was suppose to rain the following day her "deer in headlights" response was, "I don't know." I stood there waiting for her to say...anything, but nope. On to my room. I won't even delve into the fact that it was 10ft x 10ft and illuminated by a disturbing neon blue light....
- Phone... a dead line...literally didn't work (used my blackberry for my alarm instead of a wake-up call). Thankfully, the phone system started working again at approximately 2am when the loudest ring I have ever heard nearly threw me out of bed. This happened two more times...no one there...just a happy-to-ring phone.
This wasn't the end of the nightmare. The room was unable to maintain a comfortable temperature and found itself stuck at either "104 degrees or 60." To top it off, the internet didn't work during Picky Chick's stay due to the lame excuse of "technical difficulties." No compensation was offered.
A suggestion to Vikram Chatwal before he expands the Dream brand further than New York and Bangkok, get it right first.