During my summer visit to Istanbul I checked in here and arrived around 11 o’clock last night. After 36 hours of travel I was exhausted and asked for help ordering pizza. Good night reception is help me do it, but then use my phone number that I put down at reception at check-in to text me letting me know the pizza is on its way, and then once you deliver the pizza he texted me to wish me a good meal. By this time it was 1 AM. So I’m eating my pizza, feeling uncomfortable, and then I get an Instagram request from him as well.
As a single woman, traveling alone, I am wildly uncomfortable with the fact that a male night receptionist contacted me on multiple forms of media by using my phone number from my check in forms. How wildly inappropriate and a horrible use of power. I moved my furniture up against the door to ensure I was extra protected in the night.