April 1 and 2
BB birthday started with a booking at the Metropolitan hotel. two nights in the junior suite !
I was really excited too! I expected something like rosewood =D
staying at hotels for me now a days is a get away from home, and mundane things but without stressing that you can't go home for w/e emergency reasons (chins in trouble?)
it is really relaxing to stay in a super nice suite with awesome bathroom, huge bed, big space and separate living room, the pool, gorgeous view... in room dining service etc to call your very own for a few days.
Anyways ... the Met only achieved half of that, I couldn't believe how small the room was! and how small the bathroom is too... especially the tub!
it's a nice room but I could hardly call it "junior suit" ... I imagine the regular rooms to be half the size of everything... how does this hotel survive with four seasons across it and rosewood next to it? and fairmont a block away!
I did get this room through a one of those group coupon sites... i know i know.. "what did you expect ?"
I expected to get a taste of something before putting my whole foot in
whatever... at least it wasn't horrible...
the first day we didn't do much, we started the day whenever BB felt like waking up. we did everything he wanted to do =D
walk around Aberdeen, and then eat at our fave restaurant, Maruchu Japanese BBQ
afterwards he wanted to sit at the manga cafe and read (no not a maid cafe)
then took care of the babies and went back to the hotel and played online games till late!
the next day we could not wake up in time for breakfast (should of ordered in room dining).. by the time we did it was almost time for his bday lunch with his friends @ Kyo Korean BBQ
we again stayed late there and I went home right away as da Vinci needed his meds, while BB went to hang out with his friends.
now comes dinner time @ Gyu King Tenppanyaki
the food was great and our chef was pretty epic too! wall of fire and everything!! I think it would of been even better if he talked. I think he might of been nervous =(
I wanted to take lots of pictures with BB but every picture that day, the birthday boy looked 10x better then me ! who knew BB could be beautiful with help-_-......
in the end there is no picture of me ... only a picture of him where I cropped myself out -_-..
we then went home and took care of the babies one more time and picked up the cake which I proudly made from scratch successfully (after one trial)
and went back to the hotel.
this is where it gets extremely disappointing ! that night even though they told me at check in, was when BC hydro was checking their electricity or something that they needed all electrical outlets turned off. Only the elevator and emergency exit lights were on. which was fine with me till I got to my room.
The only emergency light was at the door which barely illuminated the living room. the bedroom was even worse! completely pitch black there was no emergency light in the connecting bathroom. I could seriously trip and fall badly in the bedroom/bathroom area .
severely disappointed that there wasn't even minimal lighting and air was getting stuffy............... it was almost like staying at home... what was the difference? I'm paying money to stay in luxury for a few days...
why didn't they phone me as soon as the hotel found out about their check up? both me and BB took time off work which cost us money and I am paying for this room. the very least they should have a emergency light in the bathroom
I can't even see where the candle is on his cake... the room is also part birthday gift...
we packed and left for home
where the air isn't stuffy and where there IS electricity.
the next morning I called in to settle the bill.. they voided all my extra costs when I stayed..
Their service is excellent, hotel itself
is forgettable they need to renovate the rooms.