Le Pavillon Hotel
833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
We spent 5 days - 4 nights at this hotel in June 2008. The staff was fantastic. We got to the hotel early but they let us check in early. We did not like our first room because it was near the roof-top swimming pool and we could small the chlorine so they quickly moved us to a beautiful room on the 4th floor. \r
The service was fantastic. The consier was very helpful, pointing things out on maps, letting us know about local events and booking on us on a great swamp tour. The pool and hot tub on the roof deck served as a great refuge during the hot, humid evenings. They also serve complementary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hot chocolate at 10pm (what a sweet touch).\r
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the French Quarter but we liked being away from the hustle and bustle. However if you are not a walker (and it can get really hot here) this might not be appealing. Especially since there are very a few places to grab lunch or breakfast around here and nowhere to eat dinner.
Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center
100 N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
I have been going to Cumberland Diagnostic for the first three months of my pregnancy and everything from their financial department to their appointment center to their ""24 Hour On Call Nurse"" is AWFUL. I have never been seem on time, even when I have arrived 30 min. early, the doctors and nurses are rude and treat you like a number, not a human. All ultrasounds and testing is done at Woodhull, which is miles away and very inconvenient. I really have nothing good to say about this place and am desperately searching for a new doctor and clinic in the area.
Polish Bar Of Brooklyn
470 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
I really wanted to like this place. Clinton Hill needed a fun, funky place to get your nails done and i was happy when the Polish Bar appeared in the neighborhood. I treated myself to a $25 berry scrub pedicure ($5 more then their normal pedi) . 15 minutes into my treatment I was told that i could not get the Berry scrub as I my legs had been shaved that morning and this would cause a rash. However I was still charged $25 dollars as she used berry lotions on my legs. The Pedicure itself was nothing special. No message and just a a basic soak and polish. However I wanted to give the place the benefit of the doubt and was keen to support a local business so I wrote them a letter telling them how i felt and they said they would give me a $5 credit on my next visit. I returned for an eyebrow wax a month later and they refused to give me a credit saying that they had no record of my letter. The cherry on top of the cake was that I got a rash all over my eyebrows a day after the wax.