Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The 3.45am Evacuation

Night 3 of our Sydney trip was spent in a different hotel closer to the city. You know those horror stories of cheap motels with the sign hanging off that you see in those Hollywood movies? Well the "Haven Inn" was just like that. Although not cheap it had all of the extra's like a stinky fridge, no heating, noisy and I could go on and on ...... But the best part was that it had clean sheets and pillows.........

Helen did her very best to get the heating operational but all to no avail. So we donned our coats and made the best of it with a nice glass of wine.

To top it all off the "Night Manager" was obviously a mad soccer fan and decided to cook himself some toast at 3.45am which he promptly forgot about and set off the fire alarms. The whole hotel was evacuated.

Not a nice feeling to be woken by a fire alarm but I suppose it is better to be safe than sorry - I grabbed my handbag which had my camera inside so I could share the experience with you all........ We did have a giggle when we trudged back to bed in our PJ's - That is one trip we won't forget.


I'll be back next time to show you all of the goodies I brought home.
HUGS,


24 comments:

The Patch Craft said...

I had that happen to me in Cairns. The girls i shared with were from overseas and didnt know what to do....

KaHolly said...

It's a good thing you have a keen sense of humor! ~karen

Lorraine said...

Something you can laugh about later...and to make matters worse the Aussies lost! I see Jo had a spending spree....looking forward to seeing your goodies!

Catherine said...

LOL!!! A burnt piece of toast caused an hotel evacuation when we stayed in Queensland a few years ago!!
I have a mental picture of your hotel manager wearing a white singlet and braces.....
Very memorable trip!!
Cathyxx

Kerri said...

Looks like a memorable weekend. Looking forward to seeing your goodies

Lulu said...

OMG

Milah said...

LOL! They should have given you a discount!

Vicki said...

Must remember not to stay at that hotel when I go to Sydney. What a joke! At least you can laugh about it now and I look forward to seeing all that you got :)After Jo's little hoard I can only imagine what you got Fee :) hugs Vicki xoxoxoxo

Allie said...

So glad it wasn't serious and that you grabbed your camera, lol! I hate hotels....

barb's creations said...

Glad to see you came out of the experience with your sense of humour.Would love to see the goodies you bought :) Barb.

Deb said...

Attractive curtains in your room Fee. mmmm
hugs Deb

Shiree said...

oh what a laugh!!! can't wait to see your goodies...

Maree: said...

OH Dear what a Night...bet you won't stay there Again...
cheers

Jo in TAS said...

I'll show the pic of the outside of the hotel tonight. Warning to people booking hotels never believe the pictures they show on the internet!!

Julia said...

OMG..what a night, this'll be a trip you won't forget in a hurry...or maybe you would want to...at least you are all safe!
Julia ♥

Robyn said...

Oh dear :-)
You girls will be talking about that for a while...grin

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Sheesh! What a night! One for the memory bank!

Maggie A said...

Sounds like the hotel we stayed in last year for the Sydney Show.....the heating didn't work and it took hours for them to send someone only to be told it was broken down.....duh, we figured that one out ourselves

boysmum2 said...

Sounds like your trip will be well remembered, LOL

耿賢耿賢 said...

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teresa said...

I apologise Fee.... at your expense I had a little giggle to myself at this. So glad you can see the funny side of it now..All I could think of is what I would look like in my pyjamas at this very moment (if we had to evacuate) not pretty!

Sarah said...

LOL!! How funny! Just dont let Jo choose the hotel next time LOL

Micki said...

What an experience! I wouldn't go back to that hotel.
Micki

Sue said...

What an adventure you've had!
Love the curtains.