We wandered around looking for a new hotel having left the Berlin Hotel when they switched us to a new room without asking while we were out during the day. When we found the Lotus Hotel, a member of the ‘hotel staff’ followed us up to the reception.
We have learned that when wandering looking for hotels without a reservation, it is very important to fight off any touts that might want to take you to the lobby. The hotel will increase the daily charge to pay off the tout. Fortunately, in this case, the guy did actually work for the hotel so there was no problem. We had a positive experience at this hotel – it was clean, with a private shower (with hot water).