In my former life I oversaw the cleaning and care of around 400 hotel bathrooms daily. And countless more lavatories around the complex.
One of the things you find out when you are running a hotel is that there are problems inserted into hotels at the design and building stage for which you spend many years apologising. Because there are some things which cannot be fixed without knocking the building down and starting again.
My friend David McMillan has done a great job of dissecting the problem that is the hotel bathroom here.
The bathroom pictured above is from the Hôtel Place D’Armes, and may well have avoided the design faults David McMillan has enumerated . Allie gives it and the rest of the hotel a pretty good review here.