Sunday 5 August 2007

Thumbs Up For Rangetsu

8400 International Drive
Orlando, FL USA

Where is it?

Go over the bridge from the car park and through the main doors. Head left towards the reception – the toilets are directly to the right through the door.

What’s it like?

Rangetsu has to be my favourite restaurant in Orlando itself. It has style and good food to boot. My advice is to sit at the Sushi bar and watch your meal being made, you’ll also be able to get the advice of the chef on what’s good that day. Still, if you take a table the variety of food you can order is greater and you’ll have a little more comfort.

I’ve been here two or three times and never had the need to stop by the toilets. I wasn’t expecting much as the restaurant speaks for itself and guessed they didn’t need to put too much effort into the conveniences. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

These toilets get a big thumbs up from Eyal, and I have to agree. Good quality tile back up the urinals, to give a comfy but stylish air. The double sink is spacious with individual soap dispensers that fit nicely by the tap. Even the paper towels are of a quality I rarely see elsewhere. But what has to top it off is the bonsai tree. OK, you have to question if it is plastic or not. Still, the thing is it is the first plant in a toilet that I’ve seen that actually works. This is not the usual insignificant, half dead, nonsense that you often see passing as a plant in a rest room. It sits there small, alive and proud, perfectly appropriate for its setting. Mr. Miyagi would be proud!

Marks out of 10:

9 for style and efficiency.

Comments to the management:

Cool toilets to go with great food – and a plant that adds to the rest room – we couldn’t ask for more.

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