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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?

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.

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.

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

Pmsl.

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.

0/10.

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

It should be.

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

Heehe.

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"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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

THE OUTRAGE

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.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:28:19

I want to go there. Is the code for "i" essentail when booking?

wordfactory Fri 18-Mar-11 09:29:01

Christ on a bike - stay at home.

squeakytoy Fri 18-Mar-11 09:29:35

I read one once, where the list of complaints was..

The receptionist didnt speak good English
There were no vegetables on the breakfast buffet
The carpets were the wrong colour
The walls were a bad shade of blue
The building was old (it was Rome!!!!!)
The city was too noisy (see above!)

cantspel Fri 18-Mar-11 09:29:58

The tripadvisor forums are the best laugh. People get really arsey if you say something bad about a hotel or area they like..

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:30:32

we have just returned,we booked a 3*aoa this hotel,breachs trade description act ,it would have trouble to scrape into 1*.the food is disgusting,cold, not cooked properly,no facilities at all,pool area filthy ,room deco and furniture,not good .no pubs or restaraunts in the area ,it is at the top of cardiac hill,

yummy Torremolinos

humphreythehamster Fri 18-Mar-11 09:31:25

Oh no I agree, some of the negative reviews made my mind up to book the holiday for this year. Whinging that there are no clubs or pubs, no Englsh food, complaining that there are no watersports as they might disturb the 'freaky looking stupid turtles' nesting on the beach etc etc. Booked immediately

ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:31:33

"The staff were friendly enough but the food was very continental, lots of fish with bones and wierd looking dishes. The guests were 99.9% spanish"

Fucking Spanish food eating Spanish Spain bastards in Spain.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:32:22

'freaky looking stupid turtles'

beyond superb

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:33:52

Bar area very small with most uncomfortable seating. I asked for a pint of beer and got one and a half small wine glasses of beer instead. When I complained I was told they would call cops.

That'll learn em.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:34:21

cockroaches are rarely a good thing.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 09:36:05

“spoilt by there own nationality”
Date of review: 24 Nov 2010
my husband and i visited friends in torremolinos and we stayed at the marina sur for 4 nights! on our arrival we were met by a lovely lady who appreciated us trying to speak some spanish, she was very helpful at all times as was the evening waiter who went out of his way to get us what we wanted for dinner as we were the only guests on our first night, however the morning waiter was not as freindly he couldnt even raise a smile! other staff on the reception were very nice too. the food was ok we did manage to eat most things although we did use the microwave to heat up the food as it was just warm. we enjoyed our stay until the last night when a group of spanish people arrived and on hearing us speaking english decided to make our last night hell! they banged on our romm door, shouted, and laughed at us and actually had us awake most of the night! we complained to reception but this just made things worse as they just laughed at us and did it all the more! next morning at breakfast i was shocked to see that they were not indeed teenagers but middle aged buisness men and women, they giggled at us, i did however let them know in my little knowlege of their language what we thought and i think i did embarrass a couple of them, so if any of you people are reading this or ondeed your husbands,wifes or partners, i hope they know what goes on on your little buisness trips!! bedroom hopping the works ! i do hope you dont get in trouble !!! like hell i do i hope you get in big trouble cause you deserv it all of you, you are a disgrace to your fellow country men and women who we do have a lot of respect for. we dont blame the hotel entirley but we do think they should have put them on a differant floor to s or send them too the swingers hotel down the rd.

More cunting Spanish in Spain.

tulpe Fri 18-Mar-11 09:36:22

I think "advice givers" are worse than hotel reviewers, tbh.

Have just been heavily patronised by two tossers on Lonely Planet forum who clearly assume (wrongly) that I haven't stepped foot out of the UK ever and that I must simply do exactly as they say or I may as well not bother hmm When I dared to challenge their attitude I was read the riot act about wasting the time of "experienced travellers" and berated for taking free advice but getting huffy for pointing out they were being a tad patronising.... FFS

coastgirl Fri 18-Mar-11 09:36:54

People always, but always, bitch about climbing hills or steps to get back from the beach. Which a) makes you wonder where they live that there are apparently no hills or steps anywhere and b) shows a deep ignorance of basic coastal geography. If the resort were all level with the beach, it'd be underwater, fuckknuckles.

ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:38:21

"sam was brill with the entertainment even better when you join in ,and eddie was brillant singer wish i had bought he's cd it was'nt like this when i came in 2009 there was no sam and no eddie or entitanment and it was a bit boring. i hope it was not like this because the rock was closed and we had the rocks entitanment because they made are hoilday and gave the hotel fun and a bit of life were coming back in oct hope you still have entertainment there cause if not i don't think we will go back agin"

I am spent.

EngelbertFustianMcSlinkydog Fri 18-Mar-11 09:38:56

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ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 18-Mar-11 09:46:01

<adds 'fuckknuckles' to swearing repertoire>

tiredemma Fri 18-Mar-11 09:47:28

These are the type of people that made me have homicidal thoughts when I worked overseas.

I was once threatened with 'Watchdog' hmm

Oblomov Fri 18-Mar-11 09:50:23

I have written 2. One was good, 1 was bad'ish.
The first everyhting was good. And then when i read other reviewers, they where writing stupid things like it was too far from ... the wild bits of ibiza. er, thats why we chose it you nonses !!
The other one, the room was good, pool fab. but service awful. because they were short staffed they would only give you 2 drinks or meals at a time, but we are a family of 4. after yiu have queded behing 40 other people. complained, they said they would move us to a self catering complex, ( but we had paid for all inclusive)in a weeks time, for our second week. had never been an all inclusive resort until the week before. Even my review, was not all bad.

Within a few words, you can tell from the review whether someone is unreasonable or not.

ShirleyKnot Fri 18-Mar-11 09:52:49

"we are not fussy eaters, and dont expect burger and chips when we go abroad,and will try almost any food from around the world, but really "beef nuts" and " fried toast with aubergines" what part of the world do they come from?????"

Beef nuts. <wipes tears>

C4ro Fri 18-Mar-11 09:59:28

Re: your "both continents" American comment. They mean North AND South America... and probably that they went to Cancun, Mexico for spring break once.

Unless it actually mentions cockroaches, most Americans find European hotels crap when they are in old slightly rickety buildings (small pokey rooms) or don't have air con everywhere.

The "authentic travellers" that take the lonely planet guides as the bible and think themselves so far above the rest of us mere tourists are Hee-larious though. In Egypt my sister and I met loads of them making their way down the Nile. All looking for spare heads to join their specific felucca trip, arranged with a driver at the only lonely planet cafe recommendation in the area- none of them prepared to join anyone elses due to their great connection with their felucca driver.

tulpe Fri 18-Mar-11 10:02:31

C4ro - oh yes, the "travellers" who are definitely not tourists or holidaymakers......hmm

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:02:36

Yep, they are wankers. I love them, I love to see them all anxiously following the same trail, looking for the same B&B and feeling safe when they find it. Sweet.

EngelbertFustianMcSlinkydog Fri 18-Mar-11 10:02:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WinterOfOurDiscountTents Fri 18-Mar-11 10:02:49

This thread just made me snort granola out of my noise, so while it was funny it was also rather painful and I'm not sure I will return. Also, many steps were required to reach the summit of the thread.

2 stars.

Portofino Fri 18-Mar-11 10:03:34

"just returned from this hotel with a word of warning the food is all turkish no concesions are made for those of us who do not like spice or mushy food my wife ate nothing for a week eccept breakfast cereal that said i agree that this is agood hotel with the nicest staff i have ever met don,t have room 586 its full of ants"

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:04:25

Porto - marvellous.

domesticslattern Fri 18-Mar-11 10:05:23

My fave is the Americans who complain that Italy has a hill, is hot in summer and does not have sufficient top loading washing machines. I booked into that particular hotel in Rome pronto.

Always ignore tripadvisor reviews where it is their only review. Always.

Beef nuts, WTF.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:07:11

on one night a woman called me at 12:30 am and in broken English was attempting to say something to me which half awake first sounded like police and accident or something eventually I managed to make out leslie and call her or something which I know no leslie ... but it took me an hour to get back to sleep

Well it would, wouldn't it?

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 18-Mar-11 10:07:21

Beef nuts has me geneuinely perplexed. It's either bovine testicles or actual nuts rolled in oxo. Neither sounds appetising.

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 10:07:32

Surely his wife could have eaten the ants if she was that hungry?

So much more nutritious than breakfast cereal and she wouldn't even have to leave the room.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:08:28

“Prostitute Hotel Be Warned&#8206;, Filthy, disgusting, unacceptable”

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 18-Mar-11 10:10:16

Translation: she robbed me and I didn't get my anal probing.

Portofino Fri 18-Mar-11 10:10:32

"there is no air conditioning at the hotel's lobby ,dinning area,bar there are people sleeping at the lobby area laying threre on the coches with out socks just nasty."

Pootles2010 Fri 18-Mar-11 10:10:41

Before going to Four Season in Vegas (Work trip, i could never afford it myself), I checked trip advisor - one american guy whinged that when he came into hotel at 4 am the receptionist wouldn't let him take the flower arrangement to give his gf hmm

Others were complaining about the thread count of the sheets... honestly I've never been in such an amazing place, made me a bit sad I'd never be able to afford to go with dp & ds!

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:11:54

there are very humans and nices recepcionists,particularly Róbert,he is very nice to everyone,and any request quickly perform

Shirl! How could you leave out Robert?

LtEveDallas Fri 18-Mar-11 10:30:08

A review from a First Choice Holiday Village:

"The lead from the playstation 3 to the electric sockets was laying across the bed where our 4 year old daughter had to sleep. This was the only way you could plug it in" (umm, so dont plug it in when she is asleep)

"There were flies every day and night in the restraunts" (oh the horror, flies in a hot country shock)

"It took 2 days for the hotel to replace our tv/dvd player as faulty and did not work at all" (two whole days with out a TV - nightmare!)

"location of hotel a 20 min walk from nearest shops/chemist (20 minutes? Is that too far, really?)

"If you don't have kids - do not go here! I learnt my lesson on that one and will now only ever be going to an adult only place. Kids were running riot EVERYWHERE 24/7" (it's a Holiday Village, of course there are kids, and I thought you had a 4 yr old confused?)

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 10:37:48

"So this is by far the worst hotel EVER! First i had to walk to the front clerk while looking at a discusting hole in the wall. poorest quality their is mold on the walls, holes, scraping paint and wallpaper. after getting my room number, and started walking to my with my two kidsand wife, note that my kids were both 6 at the time. with a suprise at the door, there was a prostitute. a prostitute who called herself dillie? saying she was waiting for her man she called hustler? i was horrified having the thought of my children having to look at a half naked prostitute infront of me. i felt like a falure father. the prostitute wouldent stop fighting for the room eventhough it was ours, until we had to call the police to get her out....HORRIBLE PLACE TO STAY NEVER AGAIN DAMMIT. by the way there wer maggets and ants in my room. Lets just say that if I had to stay at this "hotel" or die................I would rather die."

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:40:20

her man she called hustler

<crying>

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 10:41:22

I like "i felt like falure father"

Heh heh grin

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:42:55

the prostitute wouldent stop fighting for the room

damn that prostitute dillie

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 10:43:45

I heard your real name is dillie, Hully...

<whistles>

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:44:55

<puts up her dukes and waits for her man hustler>

Reality Fri 18-Mar-11 10:45:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NunOnTheRun Fri 18-Mar-11 10:46:02

if your a pensioner and can speak german you could tolerate it but the hotel is awful sockets hanging off the wall towel rail also hanging off the patio door didnt lock a crack in tha main door entrance floor tiles cracked and bits missing from them. the food was never hot sometimes even cold glad never went all in as what you had for tea would be following days dinner the staff werent very helpful at all. no entertainment apart from sats dont be fooled by the photos of this hotel they are afout 20 yrs out of date basically avoid this hotel personally i wont be going back to that side of the island

<and breathe>
Holiday Watchdog site: Majorca

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:46:29

These are not suites they are rooms to let, the furniture is from ikea most of it, the continental breakfast they write is all wrong with pre-packaged croissant, orange juice - condensed, only the yoghurt was fine, even the coffee was questinthable. The walls of the room were dirty

Really want some of that coffee

LtEveDallas Fri 18-Mar-11 10:47:31

This is a piss take, no?

"absolutoly adored the beans there!! they tasted so nice with the ham and spinache!! i recommend trying them averyday!! and i even lost 19 IBS - which is so thrilling i will be returning next year to try the beans again and maybe the spaghetti"

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 10:52:30

Oh God I have to go to work now and I just want to stay here finding thicko revies off Trip Advisor

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 10:53:10

i know i know.

I too must stop. Tis hard and painful.

ArfurBrain Fri 18-Mar-11 10:57:22

I use trip advisor and other reviews as a baramoter .
Any review which says anything like ''loads to on a night for for t'kiddies'' means I will hate it and so will my children.
One had a very complicated explanation of the towel/sunbed system which means a no from me, too.

We're off to a greek Isle this summer - I think I'd like to visit Thickos.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 18-Mar-11 10:59:37

What the Dickens is a "discusting hole" ?!? confused

Beef nuts maybe?

lesley33 Fri 18-Mar-11 11:01:32

When I went to Galapagos someone complained on the feedback form about the size of the penguins!

In China on a 3 day cruise of the Yanghtzee river I overheard one American complaining loudly to staff that Chinese peopel shouldn't be booked onto the same boats as tourists as "it just didn't work."

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 11:02:24

Yes I use it as a barometer too. Any mention of entitainment good or bad is thumbs down.

MrsChemist Fri 18-Mar-11 11:02:55

Arfur, if you do go, you'll have to post a revie on Trip Advisor, bitching that the food, the people and the weather were all too Greek for you

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 11:06:28

Lesley! That's shocking! I love our American brethren but they are usually the worst tourists grin

We went to the Moulin Rouge for my hen night and were booked in fir dinner. They told us on the phone it was formal dress for dinner so we made an effort. Got there and found the maitre'd telling an American bloke and his wife that they couldn't dine wearing Disney shorts and baseball caps. American bloke gets a wodge of euros out to buy his way in then got very huffy when he was told to bugger off. It made excellent entertainment whilst queuing!

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 11:07:31

THEY WERE SPEAKING GREEK. IN GREECE. <foam>

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 11:08:54

Also Americans complaining about pizzas didn't have enough cheese on and the bases were too thin.

In Rome.

Hullygully Fri 18-Mar-11 11:10:37

Go to work, Buppy

bupcakesandcunting Fri 18-Mar-11 11:11:39

iPhone on train, Hully.

YOU go to work. Hustler is waiting...

MrsChemist Fri 18-Mar-11 11:12:29

<can't help but imagine the brochure blurb about 'The beautiful Greek island of Thickos'>

C4ro Fri 18-Mar-11 11:13:52

tulpe Your kindergarden map will sometimes show 6 continents and North + South America as 2. If it does, it will also count Mexico to North America. My flippant comment on Mexico-for-spring-break is for those folks that count only America/ Canada for North America and everything else as "forren parts", not for actually facts to help you in pub quizzes.

I feel bad now for piling mean on Americans though. Those that travel well are a delight; and certainly as a Brit I can't have pride in a lot of our exports holiday behaviours. Glass houses etc.

nunontherun ...concerned as to what specific requirements those pensioners have that will make make that place an acceptable hotel for them confused

Pinkjenny Fri 18-Mar-11 11:15:53

This has to go in Classics. I am in my office with tears rolling down my face pretending that a colleague has sent me a particularly hilarious email.

Which is questinthable.

AbsDuCroissant Fri 18-Mar-11 11:16:50

Man, I've obviously been staying in the right wrong hotels as I've missed all these wondrous reviews.

My favourites are the ones from "people with ridiculously high standards and huge senses of entitlements", particularly when they're having to slum it in 3* (and point this out repeatedly) as opposed to their usual 5*.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 18-Mar-11 11:17:21

I spent many, many years working in restaurants (I live in a city that attracts a lot of toursits) and Americans were, as a rule, an absolute delight. And not just because they tipped well grin

ArfurBrain Fri 18-Mar-11 11:18:02

Mrs Chem, I am writing it in readiness!

I'm going to complain that it was too hot in August and the fookin shop had no english t-bags and that all the instructions on the local sun tan lotion were in a foreign language.
And that the staff made our J'Ordanne cry because the ignorant forrin bastards kept getting her name wrong and calling her Kallymary. Or something.

LittleMissHissyFit Fri 18-Mar-11 11:20:08

Oh I have to get on, really, Dad coming round and last time he came at half term, (8 days after 10yr relationship tanked) he made a comment on the tidiness... So have to get on with my housekeeping...

But...

PMSL:

"When I went to Galapagos someone complained on the feedback form about the size of the penguins!"

I defy anyone to top that! That is just laugh out loud funny!

MrsBonkers Fri 18-Mar-11 11:20:14

Love TripAdvisor. Although I do sometimes make the mistake of looking at it AFTER I have booked. Then I get worried...
I don't write reviews as I doubt anyone cares what I think (why am I here???) but I do upload photos as these are what I find most helpful from others on there.

Snobear4000 Fri 18-Mar-11 11:20:15

British posters on Tripadvisor are often the guilty party when making a song-and-dance about there not being enough channels on the telly.

As for the people who complain all year about it being too cold and miserable, then book a holiday somewhere nice and hot, then complain that the air-con isn't cold enough...

OK I found an awesome example here, from someone with an Irish name from Taunton, so not new to the English Language:

"so exspensive for the most basic and most unhygeinic place ... swimming pool was full off mould ! rooms for 4 people only had two beds ,, staff were rude and couldnt speak english ,, even charged 100 euros for a plastic cover of a lamp tht accidently got broken ! this place ruined my holiday ,, wouldnt even go back ifit was for free !"

Tee-hee.

Lilymaid Fri 18-Mar-11 11:20:35

I wrote a slightly critical review of a B&B - gave it 4 Stars though - and got a pm from the owner who was deeply upset.
Strangely, most of her other reviews were 5 Star reviews from people who had never reviewed anywhere else before or subsequently.

tyler80 Fri 18-Mar-11 11:21:16

I only use tripadvisor for a laugh, it's pretty useless for it's intended purpose.

I remember one place we stayed, one person complained that there was a dead insect on the floor and they had to wait until the following day for the maid to remove it, another complained that the sheets weren't changed everyday in their self catering apartment. It was a 2 star £150 a week place!!

tulpe Fri 18-Mar-11 11:24:16

Cr40 - thanks but think you meant to address your response to EngelbertFustianMcSlinkydog who asked you the question wink

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Mar-11 11:25:05

This thread is hilarious! I have used TripAdvisor in the past, and always take reviews with a big pinch of salt.

Speaking of American's reviewing holidays, I used to live in Edinburgh as a student, and worked as a waitress. Some very friendly, lovely American's came in, and I was asking them how they liked the city. They said "Princes' Street is amaazing! But such a pity there are only shops on one side!"

Yeah, that big bloody castle is an eyesore! Surprised noone has thought before of tearing it down and building a mall!!

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