That brings back memories, similar only regarding dealing with oddness -
In my trips to Italy, I had many hotel experiences. starting with the very first one, a one star hotel in, I think, an 80's Fromers book, a hotel I picked since it had a garden. It was great for a lot of reasons, and remains my favorite hotel ever. I've certainly raved about it on a2k. It has more than one star now, smiles, but last time in Rome, I stayed there again, despite the money I blew to do it.
Nothing was odd except that Luigi wasn't there anymore. He was the guy who manned the desk and orchestrated our getting some wine, etc. This was near the FAO building, so people that gathered in the small lobby were interesting.
On the other hand I've faced oddities in other 1 star alberghi.
I remember a bathroom shower I could hardly maneuver in, so small, also in Roma... and I'm not large.
I remember stubbing my toes on marble (that hurts) to get into a shower.
More oddities to follow.