It’s not the worst thing in the world, but you can probably concede that substandard venue bathroom facilities are at the very least reasonably annoying. I’m not expecting every loo to be pristinely clean with one of those space-age sinks built into the toilet cistern, but it also happens that the kind of venue I tend to frequent also tends to have toilets which look like a rejected Trainspotting set.
If you’re a Sydneysider who tends to consider bathroom quality at the top of their list of venue demands, then we have wonderful news for you: an RSL in western Sydney officially has the country’s best bathroom.
Merrylands RSL Club beat out three other finalists to take the top prize at the Total Facilities’ annual Best Bathroom Competition this year, with organisers citing its “seven luxurious, private female cubicles” and “stylish accessories and inlay metallic bronze feature tiles” as particular standouts. When you’re taking a dump while on a brief pause from putting your pension into the pokies, the one thing you need is gorgeous feature tiles.
It’s fit for a king, team. The bistro offerings at Merrylands RSL perhaps more fit for a duke or lord.
The male, female, disabled bathrooms and parents room were all included in the club’s entry, but the female toilets were particularly lauded. This will only fuel the flame of a thousand pub debates between blokes who are absolutely convinced that they get the short end of the stick when it comes to pub loos. Lads: it’s because we piss everywhere.
I’m going to take slight issue with the fact this is considered a ‘public’ toilet, given that you need to hand over your drivers licence to the dude out front to get signed in andAn RSL Loo In Western Sydney Is Officially Australia’s Best Public Toilet actually use it, but perhaps I’m splitting hairs on this one.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy, in Skullbone Plains Reserve, took second place for their au naturale waterless toilet, which is apparently low maintenance, low odour, and almost on the fringe of being Instagrammable. But at the end of the day, if you post a photo of a public toilet on Instagram you’re probably very depressed.
Another victory for western Sydney, folks.