Kiwi journalist's horror hotel stay at LA's notorious Cecil Hotel

Kiwi journalist David Farrier took to Twitter yesterday to tell his own personal account of the time he stayed in Los Angeles horror hotel, The Cecil.

In 2013 Mr Farrier was in LA for work.

"I needed to be close to downtown convention centre so booked the second cheapest hotel," Mr Farrer tweeted. 

He chose The Cecil in LA which, unbeknown to him, has seen 16 murders, suicides and been host to countless mass murderers.

"I turned up, staff cool, but very dodgey types in lobby. Also cold showers and stains on floor. Good WiFi though."

"Up to this trip I always drank tap water. Sure, it tasted funny, but I never got sick. This water tasted extra weird though."

He says he had no idea of the history until early 2014 when someone mentioned the tank issue. The issue being that the Cecil hotel had found a dead body in their rooftop water tank supply, the same water Farrier had been drinking during his stay.

The body was that of murdered Elisa Lam who he said was "an awful sad story... & my experience is not nearly awful as her fate."

Mr Farrier clarified to 1 NEWS the incident was during a different occasion, not the e3 expo as per his Tweets. 

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