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Allen Engler
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The food was probably the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. It was bland. The chicken sate appeared to be overcooked chicken skin with stale peanut butter poured over it. The "mineral water" came from the faucet and the ice tea, was described as foul. The decor was every cliche of cheap kitch that would be seen at a Chinese second hand store. In short, it was a horrific experience. Although the food was of poor quality, the price was not. It cost 60 Euro for four people. We would have done better to buy frozen Chinese at Aldi.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
This is a very hard place to review. There were things we loved and things we hated about this place. That is why I give it an average rating. We arrived after sunset and spent at least fifteen minutes trying to find the place in spite of the fact that we had a GPS in our car. THERE IS NO SIGN FOR THIS PLACE ANYWHERE! The feeling upon entering and checking in was odd - again not a sign anywhere. They are going for a hip, cool, vibe here and sometimes they achieve it, but mostly it just felt weird. So our first impression was not a good one. The room is all black and white and quirky, but the feeling in the room was overall good -a good room for a couple on a romantic weekend away. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the TV was a flat screen. We liked our room. Our first day was spent lounging by the pool. That was a great experience. The pool area is really nice with great lounging chairs and wonderful service from the bar. The staff is very friendly. Our initial first impression was overcome in many ways by our time at the pool. The other thing we loved about this place was its location. It is right in the heart of old-town Scottsdale. The shops and other establishments are literally right outside the (unmarked) gate. Finally, one more thing that we did NOT like: the cost of service and incidentals is unbelievably expensive. Two margaritas at the pool were $12 each. Internet service was $10 a day (can someone explain to me why economy hotels give free internet service while upscale places charge exorbitant fees?). I had a club soda from the mini bar - it should have been $3.50, but they charged me $8.96 - I'm not sure why. I also had a $3 bag of M&Ms - what can I say? I was desperate. The other thing we found odd was that there were a lot of guys in suits running around doing things we did not understand. They reminded me a bit of the Mafiosos we ran into in Russia. So this was a quirky, strange, but in some ways nice kind of place. When I averaged everything - I came up with an average rating - but I'm not sure I would stay there again.
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Public - 8 years ago
reviewed 8 years ago
2 reviews