I chose to stay at the Crowne Plaza because it is a good brand around the world. I have stayed in CP hotels in other countries and it was brilliant and expected the same here.
Wifi, oh my goodness. I am a business traveller, WIFI is a staple, almost more important than a bath for me. They are using a generic wifi that you can get all over SA called Always On. Because I am a business traveller my laptop has a number of security settings, pretty standard. ALWAYS ON DOESNT WORK. Well, if it does it is far too complicated to make it work.
When I called to ask for a password for the conference/meeting wifi she offered to put me through to the service provider - FOR ALWAYS ON, which is never really on.
I cannot abide being fobbed off. So, I have switched to using my very expensive data on my phone instead.
Poor show Crowne Plaza. I will stay in a cheaper but better equipped guest house next time. What a joke for an international brand to be so badly shown up in SA.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking