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Happy wife, happy life? Not at the Post Hotel.

Happy wife, happy life? Not at the Post Hotel.

Apr 19th, 2006, 04:13 AM
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Paul H, I went to the Post hotel website. There are many many images of the rooms. Every one shows a set of sheers and a heavy set of drapes as well. Didn't you try to close them? Perhaps they are just for show and do not close? Because it was obvious from the website that yes, the sun streams in and lights up the room thru those sheers, but you can always close the heavy fabric drapes. (I always bring one of those claw hair clips for the gap too - does your wife?)

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Apr 19th, 2006, 09:35 AM
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The heavy drapes pull right across. I suggest anyone who is light sensitive not come to Alberta from mid June till mid August.. sun rises at 4:30 a.m. and sets late into the evening like 10:00 p.m. in June/early July. I love it. I find it energizing
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Apr 19th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Ah ha!!

Just like stanbr had his 'Perry Mason' moment with the sunrise time discrepancy, now I have mine. I see it now...


DEFENSE ATTORNEY GOLDILOX: So you insist that the Post Hotel has light blocking drapes. And I quote from your post "Each and every room has sheers and drapes which block out the light."

AMACK: That is correct.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY GOLDILOX: Your Honor, I would like to enter into evidence Exhibit Q- a photograph of a room at the Post Hotel.


DEFENSE ATTORNEY GOLDILOX: Can you tell the court what the photo shows?

AMACK: (dejectedly) The light streaming through both the sheers and the drapes.

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Apr 19th, 2006, 03:51 PM
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goldilox, that is priceless! I hope now the prosecution can rest and leave Paul alone. Case closed!
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Apr 19th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Thankyou Goldilocks.
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Apr 19th, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Any chance you will be in Durham soon, Goldilox?
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Apr 19th, 2006, 07:44 PM
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Goldilox, or should I say Perry Mason ? when you come to Portland Or, we will buy you a drink ! in the sunlight
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Apr 25th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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Poor little rabbit, not under threat by a wacko. Run rabbit run!
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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Am I missing something here? I looked at the picture posted and clearly the light is shining through the sheers, but not the drapes, they are definitely open, NOT closed. I mean, I could care less how this whole thing ends, I am staying at the Post either way, come June. I just thought it fair to point out that the picture on Goldilox' link doesn't match the statements in the "mock courtroom" about the sun shining through the sheers AND the drapes. I've actually found this whole thing quite amusing! Thanks everyone.
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Apr 26th, 2006, 07:49 PM
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Have a look at the door. Not the windows, where the drapes are gathered, but the door, where the drapes are pulled halfway across. Have a look at the middle of the drapes, where they are not quite so gathered, in the not-quite-so-gathered way the window drapes would be if you were one of those tiresome, hard-to-please guests who like to do unreasonable things like trying to sleep. But we digreess. That bit that's not a dark as the bits that are gathered? That's light shining through.
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Apr 27th, 2006, 01:40 AM
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Digreess. Digress.
Tomaeto. Tomarto.
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Apr 27th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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I am happy to see you have kept a sense of humour after all of these remarks made by several of the posters. This is a board to express our opinions regarding travel, accommodations etc. You shouldn't have to go before the Spanish Inquisition. If people disagree just state your positive remarks - forget the personal attacks.
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Apr 27th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Ok, I'll be the first to make a positive remark. I'm positively thrilled and count my lucky stars every morning to see the sun shining and to hear the birds chirping. Life is great!
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May 1st, 2006, 02:07 PM
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In respone to Traveller 69,

You have to admit, the Spanish Inquisition thing does make it more interesting, though.
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Jul 10th, 2006, 05:21 PM
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Four and a half months after checkout, our complaint to the Post remains unacknowledged.
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Jul 11th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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I have just read this post with interest. I am also an aussie and I used to work at the Sheraton Hotel in Sydney.

Paul, perhaps it hasn't occurred to you that your original messages may have never reached the hotel managers, considering neither was there when you left both of them. If I were you, I would send another complaint letter/message advising of the 2 previous ones having gone unanswered, as your messages may have been innocently lost/misplaced.

My advice would be to ask for something in return. We used to receive many complaint letters, however unlike your complaint, all complaint letters were acknowledged in writing. However, only those who ever asked for reimbursement (ie free room, free meals for compensation etc) would in fact receive any reimbursement. They would usually be offered a free night's accommodation next time they visited, or more, depending on the extent of the complaint.

I am very surprised that a hotel of this calibre would choose to ignore your complaint, that's why I'm thinking that perhaps it never reached the manager. Considering you are still coming back to this thread 3 mths after you originally posted with a "still no reply" update tells me you are still upset over your stay, so perhaps you could give the hotel the benefit of the doubt, and write again and express your concerns.

Please keep us posted as to the outcome.

Also, don't just address your letter to "The Manager", find out the appropriate person's name and also copy the GM of the hotel.
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Jul 11th, 2006, 06:34 PM
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I hear what you're saying but quite frankly, they've already been contacted in writing and on the 'phone, plus I've emailed them this thread - so if even there's no abject negligence at play here, I think I'd be favouring the word 'incompetent' over 'innocent'.

Either way, not a good look for a hotel of its alleged calibre.

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Jul 14th, 2006, 09:58 PM
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The last time we stayed at the Post Hotel we likrd the blackout shades so much we took them. Perhaps Paul and wife had our room

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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:19 PM
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I have a reply to this thread. However, one important question to ask you first. Where are you from?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:36 PM
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>>>>>>Where are you from?<<<<<<

I don't know in which city Paul_H lives, but in the original post he mentioned that Australia was home.

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