Thickos on TripAdvisor

(563 Posts)
bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:03:10

I usually check reviews about places on Trip Advisor before booking a holiday. I've been having a snoop round this morning for a holiday and went onto Trip Advisor to read the reviews and honestly, some of them look like they've been written by a bear mashing his paws into the keyboard and hitting "send"...

AIBU to disregard reviews by people who moan that "nobode understand ENGLISH" "no chips/salad just greek food" "wayter rude" or should I be giving them the same attention as the others?

PortofinoRevisited Fri 22-Aug-14 22:33:00

Oh - who bumped this ?

citruslemon Fri 22-Aug-14 22:31:20

I have also noticed a lot of reviewers getting really irate that their hotel doesn't serve "a full English breakfast" :/

mygreeneyedboy Mon 18-Aug-14 18:30:14

awesomer I've not stayed in a kings sized bed here yet.. but yes you can cuddle under, it's just a bit annoying as the duvets get in the way - at least you don't get the problem of duvet thieves!!
It's much easier to change the sheets as they are less heavy, but more annoying to make the bed look nice!

awsomer Mon 18-Aug-14 14:27:18

I never knew that greeneyed! Does that mean you can never have a cuddle under the duvet together? What do you use on a king sized bed? So many questions!! <veers off topic completely>

mygreeneyedboy Sun 17-Aug-14 12:47:23

I read a review about a hotel in Norway, a man complaining that his double bed had two single duvets not one double. He asked for a double and he was told they don't have any. He thought this was worthy of a 2* .

The thing is, Norwegian culture is that all double beds have two single duvets - everywhere. Made me laugh.

The hotel was definitely a 4* IMO

WanttogotoDisney Sat 16-Aug-14 20:18:16

^every where we we go to was pretty enough to take pictures. it was so fancy and the staff was so nice. OCCASIONALLY, WE ENCOUNTER SMELLY SMOKERS. the food was good but small portion. it consider girl portion instead of men food portion. food is pricey. at the pelican grill, the y have a nice bar lounge with beautiful view. they have 2 giant tv to watch sport and live band music except the music band kept playing songs the average guest don't know so they either ignore the band or get up and leave. the band need to realize they need to play song that guest know and able to sing along or dance along. they were awful.

Room Tip: DON'T SMOKE ON the premise and stop wearing grandma perfume--YUCK. DO not wear bikini if you are a fat as-. stop pretendingto look thin and pretty. shave those hairy body , MEN BEFORE SOMEONE THROW UP^

I thought it was fab!

AlpacaMyBags Fri 15-Aug-14 19:37:13

grin @ midgets!!!

awsomer Fri 15-Aug-14 19:33:05

Restaurant review:
"I wish we hadn't gone. The meal was ruined by midgets everywhere and we were sitting inside. We moved tables (nearer the back wall) but we were either followed by them or they were at that table too. we woke up the following morning covered in bites and very itchy."

midgets
<holds sides>

FizzlingFireboxes Mon 09-Jun-14 13:48:36

Communal toilets were horrible, everytime I went in there was a toilet otter staring at me. I got in my bed a was stabbed by a toenail, there was dried sick in the carpet. The place is a dump and I expect thats what prison cell mates experience. plus a homosexual tried to get into my room at 2 in the morning.

Toilet otters :D

ManchesterAunt Thu 29-May-14 13:16:08

This is a brilliant compilation of Trip Advisor complaints

www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/10/28/21-seriously-strange-tripadvisor-reviews/

queenofeverything1 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:20:32

Here's a tip, why not stay at home next time and do a day trip down to the seaside...sure to have a cuppa and some chips and some Brits walking around.

Pipbin Mon 28-Jan-13 18:13:23

I was about to post the link to that site.
I especially love: "previous guest took a dump in the kettle… Then proceeded to boil it" and, " I actually think that the 3rd floor isn’t part of the hotel, and that people are living there. There are animals running around".

MrTumblesSpottyBum Fri 25-Jan-13 18:11:08

"Never go there! We got a room that was creepy. There were bloody rags on window sill and drug synergys in toilet. Only a cardboard sheet windows, and someone screaming outside our window"

grin

MrTumblesSpottyBum Fri 25-Jan-13 18:08:13

Ahhh, this will always be my favourite thread...

Here on Tripadvisaargh are some more juicy tidbits for your delectation.

shumway Fri 18-Jan-13 09:16:14

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g658907-d1941202-r149865990-La_Taberna_del_Capitan-Caleta_de_Fuste_Antigua_Fuerteventura_Canary_Islands.html#REVIEWS
"nice foof and atmosphere"

DrRanj Sat 29-Dec-12 16:18:40

I once went on there to look at reviews for a hotel we were due to stay in. All reviews were glowing (place was lovely) apart from one which was bonkers, along with complaints that there was no soft play area for the children (it was a small country hotel, not butlins ffs!), they complained that they had played the apprentice theme tune in the restaurant! grin What made me decide the hotel was a good one was that the owners were very gracious and polite in their reply, apologising for the perceived lack of facilities for children and saying that yes they do play a selection of classical music in the restaurant including "dance of the knights" which they believed may have been used in the apprentice, but they apologised if it was not to their tastes! Dp and I were pissing ourselves!

It does annoy me when owners are very rude and defensive in their replies to reasonable comments, that says far more about the place than owners who simply apologise gracefully, even if the complainers are loons!

Hersetta Tue 18-Dec-12 14:18:28

OMG...reading this thread during my lunch hour in the office and I laughed so hard I inadvertantly farted quite loudly!!

sara1985 Mon 10-Dec-12 08:43:54

This is from a restaurant review:
"The fries were too large but i think this way they will have less oil
Dipping the potatoes in ketchup and garlic sauce gave it a nice taste"

couldn't resist :p

Portofino Tue 15-May-12 20:39:47

grin

LadyMaryCrawley Tue 15-May-12 20:14:13

"We booked this hotel on the premise that it is a solely GAY hotel as it clearly states on it's website, we were stunned when we walked out of our room to find female guests, that were heterosexual and married. We were also confronted with this at the breakfast room , there were many heterosexual couples dining there...We will not be returning and suggest that the hotel updates it's website to tell the facts , that it is a normal hotel and takes in all guests , not GAY as it states."

shock OMG FEMALE MARRIED HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE!!!!!!!

Portofino Tue 15-May-12 09:37:49

"i THOUGHT EVERYTHING WILL BE PERFECT NOT UNTIL I OPEN MY ROOM my kids we're the first one to enter and they start to run in the living room and when my youngest kid open my room, she was shocked and told me mom...there's somebody inside our room. I opened the door and I was suprised on what I saw. There's a man sleeping on the bed. I told my kids to go out of the room and I went to the front office and complained. The front office clerk is insisiting that the room is vacant. I got mad at her! called the general manager and complain to him! They wasn't able to fix the problem and I ended up checking out of the same day! "

NunOnTheRun Thu 08-Sep-11 13:28:29

aaaaaargh!!! sorry all... should have looked at the thread properly blush

NunOnTheRun Thu 08-Sep-11 13:27:31

20 astonishing holiday complaints

5th September 2011

Presented to you, for your entertainment and pleasure – 20 of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid travel complaints made to tour operators
www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/news/20-astonishing-holiday-complaints-thomas-cook-abta

A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent.

1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned."

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food at all."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."

5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge over looking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

6. A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she'd been locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the "do not disturb" sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.

7. "The beach was too sandy."

8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure.Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."

9. A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.

10. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

11. "We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five Euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake."

12. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

13. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took the Americans three hours to get home."

14. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller.."

15. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation’. We’re trainee hairdressers - will we be OK staying there?"

16. "There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."

17. "We had to queue outside with no air conditioning."

18. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

19. "I was bitten by a mosquito, no-one said they could bite."

20. "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

ZillionChocolate Fri 15-Jul-11 20:53:38

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186394-d1674926-r112063198-Mercure_Newcastle_George_Washington_Hotel_Golf_and_Spa-Newcastle_upon_Tyne_Tyne_and_Wear_England.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

If I had the sense of humour of a teenage boy, the title of this review would make me laugh. I don't though, so I'm concerned to hear about car vandalism. wink

TheNoodlesIncident Wed 15-Jun-11 00:15:56

Emailed from my DH (which probably everyone bar me has seen already):
Thomas Cook Holidays - listing some of the guests' complaints during the season.

1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or gingernuts."

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food at all."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."

5. A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

6. "The beach was too sandy."

7. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."

8. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

9. "We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five Euros (£3.50) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake."

10. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

11. "There was no egg slicer in the apartment..."

12. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish..."

13. "The roads were uneven."

14. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took the Americans three hours to get home."

15. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."

16. "The brochure states: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We are all trainee hairdressers - will we be OK staying here?"

17. "There were too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners."

18. "We had to queue outside with no air conditioning."

19. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

20. "I was bitten by a mosquito - no-one said they could bite."

21. "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

grin

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