I’m a retired UK doctor, recently returned from a holiday in Krakow, Poland.
A lovely city, with a stylish modern hotel called the Puro:
What you might just fleetingly notice is that every en-suite toilet in every room is surrounded by a wall of completely transparent (not frosted) glass. The standard rooms are quite small, with the glassed area very close to the bed. There is also a 5cm gap preventing the sliding door ‘closing’, and every activity can be seen, smelt and heard.
The distress caused to someone sharing a room with a partner or friend is obvious. My holiday was ruined.
Many new hotels are planned across Europe with this ‘chic and stylish’ arrangement, and apparently there are even some in the UK.
The reason I’m posting is to suggest that we compile a list of these horrible places on this website. This would warn IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, stoma sufferers etc and their doctors, so that everyone can avoid a spoilt holiday. At least make sure when you book your trip that 'private facilities' means private.
And if the hotels lose business, their practice might change. You have been warned!