Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hotel's Early Morning Bell

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/column-8/column-8-20110530-1fcw1.html

Sydney Morning Herald
31 May 2011

Column 8

[...] "The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath is due to reopen next year," we're told by Ross Langford-Brown, of Randwick, who asks: "Is there any truth in the story that in times gone by, a bell would ring early in the morning to ensure that visitors would return to their correct rooms?"

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/column-8/column-8-20110531-1femh.html

Sydney Morning Herald
1 June 2011

Column 8

[...] Equally devoid of scandal and innuendo is the explanation offered for the Hydro Majestic Hotel by Jo McGahey, of Belrose: ''My mother-in-law, whose father built and owned the Hydro, was most insistent that the (in)famous ringing noises in the early am originated from the ancient plumbing system. I guess that may have been possible.''

But maybe we're too far along the Great Western Highway. ''No, Ross Langford-Brown, it wasn't the Hydro Majestic,'' insists Michael Morton-Evans, of Mosman, ''but the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, which had a notice at the top of the stairs on the first floor, which read: 'Guests are requested to be in their own rooms by the breakfast gong.''