Upon entering the room, I was immediately greeted with a strange odour. The first thing that dawned on me was that I had picked a hotel that truly screamed BUDGET in almost every sense.
The Superior Room, despite being 'superior' was small enough, yet not unlike the size of hotel rooms commonly found in Japan. I was fine with this, but from my experience every hotel room in Malaysia at this price range has been an improvement in this respect.
There was no covered wardrobe, but I was fine with this. It was somewhat unusual for me to find a manhole smack in the middle of the room.
A folding door with what I thought were loud flowery patterns leads into the bathroom. The floor tiles were also an acquired taste. Inside, the sink albeit being small was functional enough, but the pipes below were visibly showing brownish stains.
The bed looked comfortable enough and seemed like a redeeming feature. But as I lay down, I was shocked to find a cockroach hiding under the pillows. After killing it, I asked the hotel staff to change the pillows for me which to their credit, they did with minimal fuss.
All was well until the next morning, when I found…yet ANOTHER cockroach scurrying about in my room. I wonder how many more were hiding in the room?!
The next morning, my business associate who spent the night in a separate room informed me that her bathroom had a leaky sink which reeked of a foul odour while another colleague had a blocked manhole in the bathroom.
At this price range in Malaysia, I would not come back to Apple 1. Actually, I wouldn’t come back. Period.