Thickos on TripAdvisor

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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?

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ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:05:33

Are you on a holiday thread cupcakes?are you?

<Stern look>

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:06:25

Come on holiday with me Shirl'.

I need someone to make me look better on the beach.

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ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:09:50

I owe for the kids dinner money at school. No can booky holiday.

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:10:17

This is one of my favourites;

"Having spent a week at jasmine beach i felt i just had to leave a report warning other holiday makers before travelling here!!!!! Firstly i definatley agree with other holiday makers leaving their findings this is definatley not for the english so be prepared to be treated like we are the foreigners!"

Erm, well, yes.

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JessicaDrew Fri 18-Mar-11 09:13:59

we have been to one particular caribbean resort and i still follow reviews on Tripadviser. some people rate itas awful and others love it, i think it depends on expectations, the resort is only 3 star, quite large and built in 70s, but people go expecting Sandals and hate it!!! while those who just go open minded enjoy it
another strange thing is there are never many bad reviews on from the Canadians, and a lot go there??

lesley33 Fri 18-Mar-11 09:15:33

I find sometimes that some negative reviews make me want to go there.


Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:16:06

The absolute best are those by Americans. You will have 25 rave revies and then one right in the middle going on and on about how small the bathroom was or the waiter didn't lie down for them to wipe their shoes on, and it's ALWAYS an American.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:16:21

revies. Oh yes.

nethunsreject Fri 18-Mar-11 09:16:46


I thought Thickos was a Greek island.

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:17:01

I am going to do a revie of your post, Hully.


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Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:17:08

It should be.

ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:17:33


I've only ever written one bad review, and believe me I really went for it. I think I warned people not to fall over in the bathroom or they would be consumed by the rampant mould on the shower curtain.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:17:40

<hangs head. fights urge to go competitive thicko revie hunting>

GeneHuntsMistress Fri 18-Mar-11 09:18:13

The ones that crack me up are those dissing the hotel/resort DUE TO THE WEATHER I mean WTF?!

Portofino Fri 18-Mar-11 09:19:39

I love tripadvisor! Though my top travel tip is to buy the Rick Steves guide to wherever you are going and then studiously avoid ANYWHERE that he recommends grin Some tourists are like sheep!

MrsChemist Fri 18-Mar-11 09:19:54

Never been on TripAdvisor. Sounds like a larf, might have a look later grin

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:20:21

"We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Sunlight Gardens and i would never ever return never again even if i was payed to go for free"


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MrsChemist Fri 18-Mar-11 09:22:13

Double negatives never don't make me LOL

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:22:38

The service of this hotel is extremely poor. We had to carry our luggage to one room and then to another room (which was far from the first room) due to the front-desk mistake. It was raining heavily at that time and they did not even provide umbrellas


JessicaDrew Fri 18-Mar-11 09:23:02

Sunlight gardens sounds like a chinese restaurant how come you stayed two weeks?
buffet grazing?

ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:24:26

'They have very flexible price,its possible late check out for free,there are very humans'

This little gem was among many MANY bad reviews if a hotel in Budapest. Suspicious, moi?

cantspel Fri 18-Mar-11 09:25:30

Tripadvisor is a joke. I have had one review removed and it wasn't even that bad. I gave it 3 stars but made a few comments they clearly didn't like.
Also many of the really good reviews are made by the hotel themselves to bump up their ratings. Now i dismiss the 5 star and 1 star reviews and try to read the middle of the road ones only.

wordfactory Fri 18-Mar-11 09:25:52

Trip advisor is actually good if you use it as a barometer of what you don't want.

So any Americans saying a hotel was inconvenient = beautifully secluded.

Any brits saying no night life, too quiet = bliss

Also any mention of spring break revellers = run like fuck

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 09:27:06

I have found where I am staying this year

"There were f&#305;ghts when we stayed at the lemas. There was a mass brawl between the bar staff and k&#305;tchen staff on one occas&#305;on. On another a guest was thrown &#305;nto the pool by staff"

Sounds fucking fantastic.

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