Whine Wednesdays: Bad Condition Of Hotel Interior – Door Handle & Locks Damaged


Our Whine Wednesday topic this week is about the condition of some hotel interior that can quickly deteriorate over the years, especially if the management doesn’t pay much attention to renovation.

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Hotels have a lot of wear and tear and that’s something that comes with the territory when you have different guests each day with thorough cleaning on top of it all.

Often however hotel management or the owners aren’t paying much attention when things reach the end of their lifetime and require repair or replacement. Especially the owners are often reluctant to spend money to renovate a property.

Sometimes even small things that immediately jump into the guests eye are being neglected which I found when staying at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur again:

Apart from the fact that the door was actually open when I arrived at the guest room and the lock apparently defective the door handle looked like something you see at a garden shack. The paint had come off and it just provided for horrible optics. When I called down to change the room something was shaking inside the phone handset, it sounded like a rattlesnake.


I was surprised that the Aloft where I stay quite frequently is now slowly falling into a state of decay and not much attention is being paid to upkeep the property anymore. The machine that squeezes fresh oranges at breakfast was also broken on both days I was there, really a sad state of affairs.

Not sure what the reason is for these things to suddenly pop up like that but the new management (GM changed recently) better starts paying attention to fix these defects and make the property presentable again.

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