Stayed at the above hotel for two nights this weekend to go to a friend’s wedding. Its part of the Best Western chain and on the whole I’d say it was very good. When we arrived, I found that our room was out in an annexe at the back of the hotel and we were taken a long way round the building to get to it. I did wonder how well we’d find main reception and the restaurant in the morning, but I always under estimate what a little star Jade is and we managed just fine.
We found out later in the day that there was a much quicker route to our room through the hotel and I wondered why we hadn’t been shown this way. I suspect it was because there were about four steps to go down and of course, we all know that blind people can’t manage steps and will die an agonising death if we so much as try!
Breakfast was excellent. it was self service but as soon as we arrived each morning there was a member of staff there to show us to a table and get us whatever we wanted. they couldn’t have been more helpful.
It wasn’t, however, the easiest hotel if you have a guide dog. They had no problem with Jade being there but I was met with the same scenario that I have experienced so many times before. As soon as you ask them where a convenient place for the dog to spend is they just clam up and say there isn’t anywhere. This is all well and good but a dog is a dog and its sure as hell going to shit! I wonder what people think we do with it.
Well this weekend someone obviously found out. One has to be resourceful in these situations and it helps to have an adaptable dog who will make the best of limited facilities. Jade’s facility turned out to be a very small raised flower bed which she used obligingly. It only had a few prickly plants in it, certainly no flowers, and it didn’t look as though it was well tended. What to do with the evidence? There was nothing for it but to bag it up and put it discretely in the corner as there appeared to be no bin that we could find. I figured that if someone came upon it, they could just lift the bag by the tied handles and drop it into a bin. On the second morning I went to place the bag with the first which had gone, so someone must have done just that!
The wedding was excellent and it was great to catch up with some people I hadn’t seen for a while as well as meting some new ones.
Congratulations and all the happiness in the world to Corie and Angus. X