Pricey Raspberries at the Dorchester Hotel
A couple of years back, London's Dorchester Hotel was the place to be seen--celebs galore trooped through the door and we even think that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split up there. But more recently it was the calling point for the UK Times newspaper's mystery guest, Cath Urquhart, who was surprisingly none too impressed with somewhere that was, after all, good enough for Jennifer.
Where did it go wrong for non-celebrity Cath? Prices are obviously a problem for anyone with a grip on reality. The raspberries that were served with her muesli at breakfast cost an additional £12.50 ($25) and use of the internet, a whopping £18.50 ($37) a day. It got worse when the room across from hers held a loud party until 3am, and sleep proved elusive. What's good at the Dorchester (apart from celeb-spotting opportunities)? Pretty good service, the rooms are comfortable (if not exactly stylishly exotic), and the food tastes good.