In latestOn Thursday 8th Mar, 2018

When a bad hotel stay means a hilarious TripAdvisor review

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Travel at 60

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Some of the worst hotels on TripAdvisor have been revealed and the results are shocking, unbelievable disgusting and… totally entertaining.

When The Sun compiled this list – which features some of the worst hotel reviews on TripAdvisor posted by very unhappy former guests – we couldn’t resist having a look ourselves.

What we discovered was an even deeper vein of reviewer gold just begging to be mined.

Here are some of our favourite comments from past guests at three of the hotels on the list. As you'll see, they certainly weren't backwards in coming forwards about their visits.

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1. Hotel Printania Porte de Versailles, Paris

Number of stars on TripAdvisor: 1.5

Number of reviews: 117

Number of “Excellent” ratings: 2

Number of “Terrible” ratings: 78

The Pros

“If I need to find a positive point: the reception is in another hotel, so you can invite people to stay in your room and nobody will notice…”

“Only good thing about hotel was it was about a 10 minute walk to metro station and had good maps and pamphlets for free.”

The Cons

“I was in Afghanistan for 10 months – I was more comfortable there than this filthy pit.”

“If this hotel has the last room in Paris, get out of Paris. I wouldn't take a blind hooker to this hotel.”

2. The Merchants Hotel, Manchester

Number of stars on TripAdvisor: 1.5

Number of reviews: 457

Number of “Excellent” ratings: 15

Number of “Terrible” ratings: 312

The Pros

“Located in a very good location, near Piccadilly Gardens.“

The Cons

“What an absolute dive... it’s more like a crack den than a hotel! The only thing free at The Merchant would be flea bites and quite possibly the plague." 

“If you don't mind dishonest staff, dirty bedroom and bathroom, toilet covered in urine it may be a fine place for you to stay.”

“This is hell in hotel form.”

“The bus stop outside offers more facilities.”

“Very very grim. Just got home and had a shower to rid myself of the filthy feeling of staying here.”

“Room was an absolute dump. Absolutely rotten, filthy, stinking. I actually went to bed with my clothes on and didn't dare to venture to the toilet.”

“I hope the owners read these reviews. If so – could I possibly come and collect the goods you ordered on my card? Absolute disgrace.” 

3. Berkeley Court, London

Number of stars on TripAdvisor: 1.5

Number of reviews: 269

Number of “Excellent” ratings: 3

Number of “Terrible” ratings: 117

The Pros

“It is ideally situated for Oxford Street, Marble Arch and the tube.”

“There was a hairdryer.”

The Cons

“This is not a hotel at all, more like a shack of robbers from a XIX century fairytale.”



“If you want to book a hotel so that you have an awful anecdote to tell people at parties, this is the hotel for you. If you want to feel safe relaxed and clean, sleep in the wheelie bin."

“I was given a key to a room of doom."

“The walls themselves were dirty, how you get piles of dust to hang vertically is amazing.”

“It stinks, is reeking filthy… I am scratching myself just thinking about it.”

“The worst dump in London… Can only be described as a doss house.”

“The single worst hotel experience you will ever encounter. Your entire trip will be ruined. Avoid.”

“I would have much much preferred to sleep in the street, naked and freezing than to wake up to 45 bed bugs biting me and the hotel did nothing!!!”

“I think this hotel could be perfect to film a horror movie!!”

“Owner should pay guests to stay. VILE!!!!”

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Source: Unsplash/Priscilla Du Preez

What's the worst hotel experience you've ever had? Let us know in the comments section below.

Travel at 60
What's the worst hotel experience you've ever had? Let us know in the comments section below.
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