I had to laugh when i read this. Busted Blonde's review of The Silver Oaks - Quality Inn Hotel that is across from the Rose Gardens in Wellington , is actually complimentary compared to what the real experience of staying in this hotel is like. lol
I knew straight away when i was reading this, which hotel she was talking about. In September 2007, Billy had an Xbox competition that he wanted to go to down in Wellington. Danny and i thought it would be a nice chance to have a weekend away, so we decided to drive him down there.
We had the funniest weekend together. That weekend is actually the last good memory that i have of our time together. Just driving in to Wellington was a mission. All of the one way streets caused us to just keep ending up back on the motorway, out of the city...within about 5 minutes of arriving - like 3 times. I swear we would just get off the motorway, end up on a one way street, and before we knew it we were back on the motorway heading North again, and there were no off ramps to turn around for AGESSSS. Our stomachs were sore from laughing, by the time we managed to enter Wellington and NOT get back on the motorway.
It was a bit of an impromptu trip. I think we had only decided to go the day before, so we had not organised accommodation. We just figured we would find something once we were down there. We drove around in circles for ages before we ended up on some road, that looked like it might have a motel or a hotel on it. Eventually we saw a "Quality Inn" sign, and figured that would be safe. I mean isn't "Quality Inn" a franchise? One would think that all of their hotels would have to live up to a certain standard? That is what i thought - but either that is not the case, or that standard is very low.
We could not stop laughing at how bad this hotel was - the whole time we were there. We just kept telling ourselves that it was only to sleep in, and that we would be spending our days out sightseeing so it really should not matter how bad the place that we were staying was.
The decor was like something out of a 1960's horror movie - like "The Shining" or "Psycho" or something. Remember that old floral, threadbare carpet that your grandmother had in her home? Yeah that stuff...the furniture was all falling apart and older than me. There were cigarette burns on the toilet seat. The bathroom was so small you could barely stand in there, and the shower was one of those old stainless steel boxes with a mouldy curtain, and shocking water pressure.
Honestly - i could go on, and on about how bad this hotel was. I can't believe BB stayed there! hahaha!
Those were good times though. Happy times. Danny and i could always make the most of bad situations, when we were happy together. I don't think i have laughed as hard as i did that weekend...since.
I will never forget that hotel though, or how bad it was. BB is right - DO NOT STAY THERE - unless you want to have a good laugh at staying at New Zealand's WORST hotel. lol
|The Silver Oaks Hotel on Thorndon|