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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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hotel manager | concierge | hotel | See All (3) »

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Get a room.

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19 January 2006 (UK)  »

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Hotel Babilonia  »

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Max Beesley (Charlie) plays the drums during the music montage of the hotel's night-time sequence. See more »

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Rebecca Mitchell: I want you to be as thorough as possible Miss Merchant, any bottle or napkin that can't be accounted for I want to know about it
[hands her keys]
Helen Merchant: Before I start a job I always ask a question, Do you trust your staff?
Rebecca Mitchell: Well I used to
Helen Merchant: Then you've been naive, in my experience people are generally bad, they lie, they steal, they copulate.
Rebecca Mitchell: I'm not sure I should judge them on that
Helen Merchant: A sin is a sin Miss Mitchell, as well as the audit would you like me to set any traps?
Rebecca Mitchell: Traps?
Helen Merchant: I could stick an extra case ...
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Perfect blend of humour pathos suspense
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Great show, unlike anything on TV. 10 out of 10. The casting, writing, directing are all top drawer. Too bad we don't get shows of this quality out of the mills that create shows in the USA. After watching shows like this it becomes really hard to watch the tripe that the big three in their quest for the lowest common denominator churn out.

The setting a five star hotel provides endless secondary characters through which the series cast work their roles, providing danger, romance, humor and intrigue.

Though different, it has the same elements that have made the Sopranos,Deadwood, Oz and Rome compelling TV, that is, great characters, involving story lines and the ability to keep it fresh and real.

I actually have gone back and changed my rating after watching season three.


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