Mondrian SoBe

 I've spent a few days (and hot nights! about that later) in Miami again and this time I and my boyfriend stayed at the Mondrian South Beach. Here is my short review of our stay:
Let's start on a positive note and say that the check-in was smooth and the size of our room was rather generous plus we had a kitchenette. You can also expect spacious bathrooms that feature one of my favorite labels, Malin and Goetz, toiletries. So far so good :). The pool area is overall a great space with my kind of vibe and it might be one of the reasons to choose this hotel for your stay. The pool is heated and you can actually enjoy your drink while in the pool and listen to electronic music and just chill. Sounds perfect... until you hit the pool bar. 
This is where the trouble starts, the pool bartender is not very friendly, American guests could probably even see her as rude. Little things like asking if you can have a glass of Chardonnay instead of sangria or other options as your welcome drink (clearly willing to pay the $1 difference in the prices of these drinks on the menu) and getting no as an answer can be annoying. Embrace yourself and get ready to be asked several times each morning/evening if you are a hotel guest by a not so bright hostess and do not dare to say anything else than "yes I am", otherwise expect a cold lecture from her bodyguard. 
Speaking of staff there is more, the housekeeping department can really let you down if you happen to find out that you don't have enough cotton pads to remove your make-up after you dance your feet off at a club and call them at 3AM desperate for their help. They do not carry "anything like that". Noted. Also if you happen to want to eat a yogurt in the morning make sure you steal a spoon from Whole Foods across the street because it can take up to 35 minutes to deliver a spoon. Oh and the smarter of you should definitely keep their car keys on them at all the times or hide them very well otherwise they will disappear and you will end up looking for them for hours only to come crying at the reception and finding out your keys "miraculously" appeared at the valet parking booth, which is extremely strange especially considering you did not use the valet parking for two days. 
Pros: design of the hotel, room size, food&drinks, pool area.
Cons: hotel management and staff. 
 V cervenci jsme si s pritelem opet zaleteli do Miami a tentokrat jsme si pro svuj pobyt vybrali Mondrian South Beach. Rada bych se tady s Vami podelila o svou recenzi tohoto hotelu:
Zacneme pozitivne a to tim, ze check-in probehl naprosto hladce, ubytovali jsme se ve velmi prostornem pokoji i s kuchynkou. Koupelny maji krasnou mozaiku, spoustu mista a jsou vybaveny produkty jedne z mych oblibenych znacek- Malin and Goetz. Az sem je to pohadka :). Prejdeme k bazenove casti, kterou povazuji celkove za povedenou a tamni atmosfera me bavi natolik, ze by to klidne mohl byt jeden z rozhodujicich faktoru pro vyber hotelu. Bazen je vyhrivany a muzete si ho uzivat i s drinkem, jen tak se zaposlouchat do elektornicke hudby a byt. Zni to skvele, dokud ovsem nedojde na bazenovy bar.
Presne tady se totiz dostavame k tem minusovym bodum. Barmanka nepatri k nejmilejsim a otravit Vas muzou i takove malickosti, jako je to, ze kdyz slusne pozadate, zda si muzete misto navrhovane sangrie a dalsich moznosti priplatit rozdil v cene (podle menu $1) a dat si Chardonnay jako welcome drink, dostane se vam jednoduche avsak negativni odpovedi. Pripravte se nekolikrat za rano ci vecer ukazkove odpovidat na otazku neprilis bystre hostesky, zda jste hotelovi hoste a neopovazujte se ji odseknout, nebo si vyslouzite studenou sprchu od bodyguarda. 
Celkove je personal dost problematicky a muze Vas hodne zklamat. Napriklad kdyz protancite noc a ve tri rano se zoufale domahate jejich pomoci, kdyz Vam dojdou odlicovaci tampony a potrebujete nutne dalsi, s klidem Vam muzou oznami, ze "nic takoveho" oni zkratka nevedou. Berte to, prosim, na vedomi. V pripade, ze si radi date rano jogurt, nezapomente se vybavit lzickou v Whole Foodsu pres ulici, protoze donaska lzice z kuchyne zde trva az 35 minut. Ti proziravejsi z Vas by si take meli velmi dobre uschovat klicky od auta, jinak se Vam muze lehce stat, ze stravite hodiny jejich hledanim a s brekem se dopravite na recepci a klicky se zatim uplne "zazracne" objevi v budce pro parkovace aut, prestoze jste treba dva dny uz valet parking nepouzili. 
Pro: design hotelu, prostorne pokoje, jidlo&piti a bazenova cast.
Proti: hotelovy management a personal.


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