2 JANUARY 1932, Page 21

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.)

Smn,—I have recently made a motor tour during which I stayed at over a dozen hotels, only one of which to my mind came up to a reasonable standard of comfort. They were all hotels recommended. by a well-known organization and mentioned in the usual travel books.

May I ask Sir Henry Dixon Kimber if it is unreasonable or exacting to expect (1) comfortable beds ; (2) food (however simple) properly cooked ; (3) a decent supply of hot water ; (4) warm, well-aired rooms ? With the one exception, and that an old-fashioned hotel, I found all very much wanting in one or more particulars.

Sir Henry Kimber seems to indicate in his very angry article that the travelling public has no right. to criticize hotels. As a member of that public I venture to disagree.