We were a little surprised and shocked to find the room we booked at Cool Rooms was a room behind an office with a shared bathroom.
This is not a hotel as such and that isn’t clear when booking.
The bedroom is large, the bed is huge, the linen nice and the room is clean. The shared bathroom is also clean however the shelves contain the owners own personal grooming products. The room has a nice mosquito net, a fan and a good air conditioner.
The booking site seems to suggest there is a lounge, dining area etc. These are part of the office right outside the room. At times the office is quite busy with meetings going on.
The arrangements of letting yourself into the pitch black office at night are odd. The old skeleton key locks are difficult to use in the daytime and even more so at night in the dark.
The room lacks any cupboards or anywhere to put you clothes. There is a piece of furniture with pegs to hang towels or jackets but that’s it. The room also contains a small table and two chairs. I understand the look is minimalist but it fails to adequately address the needs of guests in my opinion. The only place for your suitcase or clothes is on the floor.
The room maintains the nice character of the old fort. The ceilings are very high and you can see parts of the past everywhere. From the beams to the old wood floors, to the old hinges on the doors.
If you’re not looking for a true hotel, this may be for you.