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5 stars for a 5 Star hotel story
on 31 July 2004
Having just finished working in an hotel, at front of house, after nearly 3 years, I was idly curious about this book.
Not idle for long, it kept me going till 3.30 the second night. I was almost in real time with the main character as his fascinating but torturous day rolled by hour after hour into the small hours.
I had thought life in the smart country house hotel I worked at was pretty hectic and "eccentric' at times, with many unexpected moments. But this book made my time look like a spell in Beatrix Potter land. And I never got any of the pinkies mentioned!
I was surprised, shocked and very very amused by this book.
I am sure even people who have never lifted an exhausted or surprised finger in hotel work will find this a true eye opener.
I dont think I will ever pay £5.00 for a pot of tea again after this, or take for granted all that goes on behind the scenes again. And I thought I had had an idea. Wrong!
Hotel Babylon is real fast good read. I have passed it on to the staff who remain in my past hotel. I think they will love it too.