Arrived at advertised check-in time (1400h) - room was not ready until 1530h. Ate in hotel restaurant - food acceptable, but was given short measure of cognac. The basin waste pipe in the room had not been attached with a proper plumbing joint but had been glued together. During the first night the glue failed, and all water put into basin emptied onto the floor. Next morning I reported the fault and was promised another room by midday - returned at midday to be told that the fault had been repaired, but room was not ready until 1430h. On checkout I was presented with a bill for the entire amount due and no apology. Needless to say, I refused to pay for the first night and for the cognac. The only good thing I can say about this dreadful hotel is that the air-conditioning worked well. I would recommend travellers to use the Ibis which is nearby.