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    Have I been unlucky or is hotel bedroom air con just a con?

    Just had a holiday in Majorca and just as with other Spannish hotels that I've stayed in the so called air conditioner seemed to do nothing more than suck warm air in from the room and blow it out again without cooling it.
    As I understand it, air con is supposed to work by drawing air into the unit, extracting heat from it and expelling the cooled air into the room and the extracted heat to the outside. These hotel bedroom units appear to be contained entirely in the room with nothing on the outside so the only place for the heat to go is back into the room.
    Maybe if I stayed in posher hotels they might have air con that actually works but have I been unlucky and had faulty units or have I been conned when told that the room had air conditioning?

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    I'm not a big fan of Spanish air conditioning.

    I have never had a problem with air con in any holiday hotel spain,turkey or bulgaria

    no problems here either, its a godsend. in fact it gets the room too cold in the night sometimes

    never known air con not to work well when its working properly. perhaps the unit was malfunctioning?

    Original Poster

    Looks like I've been unlucky then. The only way I can keep cool at night is to keep the balcony door open which usually turns the air con off. BTW I never travel in summer, do hotels disable the units in winter?

    most do yes.

    I would have made a fuss and had them come and fix it x x x

    Original Poster

    Thanks.
    Now that I know it's not a con, I'll get it fixed next time.

    The system will have pipes from behind the a/c unit into the walls, running up to the main extraction units on the roof or somewhere out of sight; they are noisy, unsightly machines.

    I'd imagine your hotel hasn't turned them on yet. They are expensive to run and so not usually turned on until early summer.

    Liddle ol' me;5113669

    The system will have pipes from behind the a/c unit into the walls, … The system will have pipes from behind the a/c unit into the walls, running up to the main extraction units on the roof or somewhere out of sight; they are noisy, unsightly machines. I'd imagine your hotel hasn't turned them on yet. They are expensive to run and so not usually turned on until early summer.



    noisy unsightly expensive yes... but when the weather outside is 110 F and you feel comfy about 75... essential x x x

    ClarityofMind;5113698

    noisy unsightly expensive yes... but when the weather outside is 110 F … noisy unsightly expensive yes... but when the weather outside is 110 F and you feel comfy about 75... essential x x x



    don't be a wimp - how hot can it be in Majorca in April?

    Liddle ol' me;5113718

    don't be a wimp - how hot can it be in Majorca in April?



    lol, I have no earthly idea, my frame of reference is florida...

    when we were younger we lived without air con and i remember my hubby's back looking like a sea slick after making love lol

    I'd hate to live without air con anymore!!

    ClarityofMind;5113733

    lol, I have no earthly idea, my frame of reference is florida...when we … lol, I have no earthly idea, my frame of reference is florida...when we were younger we lived without air con and i remember my hubby's back looking like a sea slick after making love lolI'd hate to live without air con anymore!!



    a little too much info there! :lol:

    Liddle ol' me;5113739

    a little too much info there! :lol:



    :thumbsup:

    u get the point about the air con though lol

    ClarityofMind;5113740

    :thumbsup:u get the point about the air con though lol



    erm... ask the hotel to turn it on in case you wake up in the middle of the night to find CoM's husband in your bed with sheets of water pouring off his back? :?

    Liddle ol' me;5113772

    erm... ask the hotel to turn it on in case you wake up in the middle of … erm... ask the hotel to turn it on in case you wake up in the middle of the night to find CoM's husband in your bed with sheets of water pouring off his back? :?



    pmsl!
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