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The Dangers Of Small, Cheap Hotels

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Well, it finally happened.  After over 10 years of punting I was finally asked to leave by hotel security as I struggled to find my way to the lady's room.  

 

The place was far too small and far too illogically laid out to be ideal for Punting, but combine that with a clear dislike of girls and punters, it is simply not a viable place to meet a lady.  Doubtless it was booked merely because it was cheaper than the grander Kensington Hotels and the lady did not think of the difficulties.

 

  • Finding myself in London with an unexpected afternoon off I booked Nikita through Maxes Angels.  I booked her as early in the day as I reasonably could (which is my habit and which has been easily accommodated by Maxes and the other quality English Agencies over the years).
  • After much faffing about I was only given the name of the hotel shortly before I was ready to leave to head into the city.  It was not a hotel that I had heard of before and looking it up online it looked to be much smaller and of inferior quality compared to what similarly priced girls have used in the past.
  • I arrived early and, walking swiftly past to get a look at the place, was surprised at how tiny the reception/lift area was.  Hardly much wider than a railway carriage.  I called Maxes to confirm room numbers and was told the lady's room was on the ground floor.  
  • I walked in and it looked only one step up above a travel lodge.  Reception was deserted.  Given that I do a lot of early in calls, i am used to sneaking unnoticed through hotel doors, but this hotel was not just quiet, it was stone dead - totally empty except for two reception staff and two rather porky looking barmen.  
  • Pretending to speak on my phone, I looked frantically for a sign to ground floor bedrooms.  I guessed that the door I needed was either tucked behind the lift (in full view of reception) or else was across the other side of the hotel near a shabby looking bar/restaurant area.  With no one else to watch, everyone in reception was watching me.  If I'd chosen the wrong direction I'd risk giving away that i as not a guest at the hotel and so instead dived down a set of stairs to the basement rooms, colliding with housekeeping at the bottom.  
  • I had hoped (as with larger hotels) there might be another stairwell leading up to the ground floor, allowing my to find the ground floor bedrooms without having to walk through the reception again.  I couldn't find one and went back to try the lifts (planning to go up to the first floor to get a better idea of the floor plan before risking reception again) - only I did not get the chance.  The life doors opened and I found myself face to face with a polish security man in an oversized blazer.  Even though I'd only passed through reception once, he clearly had decided I was an undesirable and looking back, he must have been watching me on CCTV.  He asked to see my room key card.  I tried to talk my way out of it, but it was a difficult one to pull off and in the end I decided it was better to go quietly.  

Happy to PM the name of the hotel as a warning to others.  I will never take another incall booking there (and I doubt I'll ever use Maxes Angels again either unless they can guarantee the quality of the hotels their girls are using.)

 

 

 

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I think I know the hotel. I had a similar experience there with a Max angel there a while back. The room numbers didn't correspond to the floors either if I recall. 

 

Maxes has been getting shoddy of late. I booked to see Tiffany (I wouldn't bother). I got to the hotel ( a different one to the one mentioned) only to find I was unable to use the lift as I needed a key card. I luckily followed in someone else and they swiped in. If I had known, I would have been prepared, but getting there and standing around made me very nervous.   

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Evening Chaps!

 

Sorry to butt in on your conversation but I've been checking the threads to get an idea of what works for you all, and what doesn't. I'm new to indie work and I want to limit any potential drama by using hotels. I also want to offer a super fab experience, not just by me but the location/ room too.

 

So would I be correct in thinking that the bigger the hotel reception, plus a decent set of stairs, is the ideal/ most comfortable situation for you?

 

If this is the case, would you be kind enough to PM me any hotel suggestions you might have please?

 

Thanks so much!

Ava x

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If "too small" isn't working out, how about going to the other extreeme and simply choosing the very largest hotels in London. This way the amount of foot-fall through reception areas will be high, and the staff inured to comings and goings?

 

 

 

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After a couple of bad experiences, if the 'incall' is in a hotel I wont bother, no matter how big it is.

In London, there are plenty of other girls that have their own places, you don't have to run the gauntlet of a hotel reception.

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Wow, that is bad: that is why is good to stay away from small hotels and pretentious, over zealous staff.  The girl could have helped you a bit in thinking this kind of problem will occur.

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Well, it finally happened.  After over 10 years of punting I was finally asked to leave by hotel security as I struggled to find my way to the lady's room.  

 

The place was far too small and far too illogically laid out to be ideal for Punting, but combine that with a clear dislike of girls and punters, it is simply not a viable place to meet a lady.  Doubtless it was booked merely because it was cheaper than the grander Kensington Hotels and the lady did not think of the difficulties.

 

  • Finding myself in London with an unexpected afternoon off I booked Nikita through Maxes Angels.  I booked her as early in the day as I reasonably could (which is my habit and which has been easily accommodated by Maxes and the other quality English Agencies over the years).
  • After much faffing about I was only given the name of the hotel shortly before I was ready to leave to head into the city.  It was not a hotel that I had heard of before and looking it up online it looked to be much smaller and of inferior quality compared to what similarly priced girls have used in the past.
  • I arrived early and, walking swiftly past to get a look at the place, was surprised at how tiny the reception/lift area was.  Hardly much wider than a railway carriage.  I called Maxes to confirm room numbers and was told the lady's room was on the ground floor.  
  • I walked in and it looked only one step up above a travel lodge.  Reception was deserted.  Given that I do a lot of early in calls, i am used to sneaking unnoticed through hotel doors, but this hotel was not just quiet, it was stone dead - totally empty except for two reception staff and two rather porky looking barmen.  
  • Pretending to speak on my phone, I looked frantically for a sign to ground floor bedrooms.  I guessed that the door I needed was either tucked behind the lift (in full view of reception) or else was across the other side of the hotel near a shabby looking bar/restaurant area.  With no one else to watch, everyone in reception was watching me.  If I'd chosen the wrong direction I'd risk giving away that i as not a guest at the hotel and so instead dived down a set of stairs to the basement rooms, colliding with housekeeping at the bottom.  
  • I had hoped (as with larger hotels) there might be another stairwell leading up to the ground floor, allowing my to find the ground floor bedrooms without having to walk through the reception again.  I couldn't find one and went back to try the lifts (planning to go up to the first floor to get a better idea of the floor plan before risking reception again) - only I did not get the chance.  The life doors opened and I found myself face to face with a polish security man in an oversized blazer.  Even though I'd only passed through reception once, he clearly had decided I was an undesirable and looking back, he must have been watching me on CCTV.  He asked to see my room key card.  I tried to talk my way out of it, but it was a difficult one to pull off and in the end I decided it was better to go quietly. 

I had similar situation as u had, but I just gave up straight away, and decide to go home, wich turn me off so much.

I do not understand how the hell girls can charge quiet a lot of money, and invite punts to the poor hotels, etc.

Maybe is not her fault, but agencies - god knows.

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Surely it's standard procedure for whoever is booked into the room to text clear instructions as to where the stairs/lift are in relation to reception etc etc? No excuse.

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Yes I always ask about the layout, if it's obvious, rooms well-signed then I'm fine. If not then I want to know roughly where to go. I have recently wandered around a 'big' rambling hotel with rooms tucked away, still found the room, just kept outwardly cool.

 

I'd have said the running into the staff down the stairs probably pee'd them off. I never bolt anywhere, always look as if I'm supposed to be there and I think that pretending to use a mobile is just a distraction. I've stayed in hotels where I've gotten lost on the way back, it happens. I just walk in head held high and always have the guest's surname.

 

When it's me providing the room I'll give good directions.

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Yes, that is my though too- They were at fault not guiding you in the first place. 

 

I know it's the other way around but when I go to a hotel for an outcall, I ask the client for directions to the room/lift from the front door and ask if it is keycarded. 

 

A simple measure to take for everyone going to hotels surely?

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Evening Chaps!

 

Sorry to butt in on your conversation but I've been checking the threads to get an idea of what works for you all, and what doesn't. I'm new to indie work and I want to limit any potential drama by using hotels. I also want to offer a super fab experience, not just by me but the location/ room too.

 

So would I be correct in thinking that the bigger the hotel reception, plus a decent set of stairs, is the ideal/ most comfortable situation for you?

 

If this is the case, would you be kind enough to PM me any hotel suggestions you might have please?

 

Thanks so much!

Ava x

 

Ava, 

 

Go and join saafe.info - a site for escorts- there are loads of reviews, tips and suggestions on hotels for working in on there. 

It's regularly updated which is helpful because layouts and procedures do change at hotels. 

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I prefer going to an incall at a hotel, much safer in my mind than a block of flats (but maybe I just watch too much TV!).

 

The only thing I find irritating is when the girl won't give you a room number until you're there. I've had a couple of experiences where I'm stuck standing around waiting for the text back with the room number. Luckily they were rather busy hotels so people are always coming and going but you still have doormen/concierge/receptionists who if you're standing there too long they will eventually ask if they can help you in anyway. I think next time I'll text when I'm still a few minutes walk away.

 

Although I think my worst one was when I was visiting a girl in a block of flats. I was outside walking up and down the street waiting for the girl to let me know she was ready when a jehovas witness type approached me wanting to talk about God. Longest 5 minutes of my life waiting for that text!

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Best are the mid-price chain hotels, some of which have big, spacious receptions, with lots of people about. You can easily walk in and to the lift without being noticed. I can think of one such example in the Euston area.

 

There's a hotel in Glasgow which has a bar in reception, so there's always loads of people milling about.

 

If the lift is key-carded, then the lady should meet you, preferably just outside the hotel, and you can walk in together.

 

If I'm getting outcalls to my hotel, I usually arrange to meet the lady in reception, or just outside, and she can walk in with me, looking like we're business colleagues about to have a meeting.

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one thing to remember.  hotel staff really dont give a flying fuck what you do in your room as long as you dont trash the room. or disturb other guests.  Chain hotel staff that is.  independant hotels are different.

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If I book a small hotel when travelling overseas I always do it because I know the staff will 'sniff' even my cup of tea: they are fiercely protective of their environment and dare you write a very negative review about the insulation or other problems!!!!  Small, independent hotels only suit certain purposes.

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If you find yourself in a small hotel I think its best not to search around, just eye contact on the lift doors as if you know exactly where you are going and ignore reception. Once up on another floor call the girl if lost away from eagle eyed receptionists. An air of authority and unwavering knowledge of exactly where you are going works well to deter reception and security even when lost in bubble of confusion

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  The life doors opened and I found myself face to face with a polish security man in an oversized blazer.  Even though I'd only passed through reception once, he clearly had decided I was an undesirable

 

You should've checked his ( Passport ) and asked him what he was doing there as he is the one who looks Undesirable :D

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I do a lot of hotel research for WGs to work from;

 

It helps if premises has a busy Bar, some hotel chains front desk staff double as Bar staff and often to busy to watch who comes and goes.

 

Book room that overlooks front lobby/car park so when punter calls to say he has arrived she has eyes on him before she gives out room number.

 

Ask for a room near to the lift.

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I do a lot of hotel research for WGs to work fromt.

May I enquire what your job title is?

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Sometimes I think they thing that makes me most nervous about meeting up with a girl is not whether she wil be any good or if we will click or not but actually the location and ease of access to the hotel.

Been a couple of experiences that have been a real nightmare.

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Sometimes I think they thing that makes me most nervous about meeting up with a girl is not whether she wil be any good or if we will click or not but actually the location and ease of access to the hotel.

Been a couple of experiences that have been a real nightmare.

 

Communication and research can avoid this problem

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True but if you are talking about agencies you often get texted the hotel name and location on the morning of the booking not when you make the booking if it's in advance so it may be out of your hands to do any research. Say that you book a week in advance and then on the morning of the booking you get texted a hotel where you've had a bad previous experience, you can hardly tell them to change the location and you really don't want to have to cancel the booking either.

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I dont understand why the word cheap  is in the title.The problems we have with small hotels is the same regardless of weather they are cheap or expensive

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Chloe - very true.

 

In London, I've only had one or two incalls to a hotel - the rest has been a flat or place of residence. I would recommend maybe, if this is a huge concern of yours, to use something like hotels.com or trivago.com and find yourself a reputable, safe hotel where you can feel comfortable for what should be a fun and exciting time.

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I dont understand why the word cheap  is in the title.The problems we have with small hotels is the same regardless of weather they are cheap or expensive

I put "cheap" in the title because in this particular case the only reason I could think why the lady would have booked this particular hotel when there were so many better hotels near by was the price. It was not intended as a general observation that cheaper hotels are inevitably worse for punting than more expensive ones.

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