In 1912 a luxurious ship sailed out of the
I stepped through a huge doorway into my guest room and it was absolutely magnificent! The large furniture and the tall ceiling were built to accommodate the steamer trunks which previous guests had taken on classic ocean liners out of the
Once I got through the night, I was determined to enjoy the rest of my holiday in
After spending the day in the city, we returned to the Adelphi for tea. The menus had coffee ring stains and teabag drippings all over them that made them appear as though they had been someone’s snack. While examining the facilities closer, it was unfortunately clear that the whole hotel was in need of refurbishing. The carpet was faded, and the once glamorous wallpaper was curling and turning a sickly yellow. The upholstery was tattered. Soup spoons, not teaspoons, were supplied to stir the tea.
The port, located near the Adelphi, was a modern shopping area for tourists. My parents planned to have dinner at a restaurant in this area. A week before our holiday, my mother had spoken to a young lady who worked at the hotel and said she was available to babysit. But apparently she was not there that evening and they shouted to the staff if anyone was willing to babysit! Needless to say, my parents ate at the hotel restaurant. We ended up bringing McDonalds back to the hotel for my sister and me. This was apparently unacceptable. The people at the front desk told us that we were not allowed to bring food up to the room. The scent of french fries filled our coats when we smuggled the food upstairs.
The next morning, we were getting ready to leave
My family and I were not surprised when we later saw the Adelphi Hotel featured on a reality television show. The staff in
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