Search this site:


August 18, 2006 06:29 PM

Broken: Hotel air conditioning unit buttons

AcIan Chard submits a picture taken near Edinburgh, Scotland:

In our hotel room at Dalhousie Castle Hotel near Edinburgh, it was extremely hot, since there was no ventilation in the room and it was above a heated spa. 

For our "comfort", the pictured air conditioning unit was supplied. 

At least I presumed that's what it was. It had no identifying marks, and the control panel in this picture didn't help much.  What do the buttons that read WMW and W.SP do?

Whatever it was, it just blew warm air around the room.



Anyway, yes, this is completely broken and is exactly the problem the site is adressing. Instead of making a bigger button for clearer text, they give crpytic descriptions.

Posted by: Ducky at August 18, 2006 07:37 PM

W.SP? WMW? I don't have the slightest clue what it means...

Posted by: Cameron at August 19, 2006 01:07 PM

Maybe it means something in Scottish?

Posted by: andydill at August 20, 2006 12:21 AM

_@_v - all i can think of being this is scotland is that it's something to do with warp factor...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at August 20, 2006 05:52 AM

Did you ask the front desk, or a hotel employee? The buttons may be completely normal and understood in that country. . .

(In which case, the Broken aspect could be your assumption that everything in another country must be completely understandable to foreign vistors;)

Posted by: Nutsy at August 20, 2006 01:57 PM

dang... just how many different enties are there for poorly designed hotel HVAC controls? There seems to be a new one popping up every couple of weeks.

Posted by: Memnon at August 20, 2006 11:26 PM

Clearly these are the buttons for cold (Warm as Midwinter in Warsaw) and hot (Warm as Summer in Palermo).

Posted by: Marla Erwin at August 22, 2006 02:24 PM

The A/C, or warm air blower, seriously looks like a Roomba.

Posted by: Sean at August 24, 2006 07:31 AM

Just changed my display name. Too many Seans.

Posted by: Sean Z. at August 24, 2006 07:56 AM

remember you in another country may there it is customary to put buttons like this and who knows may be the abreviation on the buttons are properly spelled and meaningful for them. Not so broken/

Posted by: Gordonii at September 11, 2006 05:01 PM

Comments on this entry are closed

Previous Posts: