A lesson to all the amateur hotel reviewers out there: wait until you get home to slam the place where you’ve just stayed.
A vacationing British couple learned this the hard way when the manager of their hotel called the police to ask the couple to leave after the couple allegedly wrote a negative review of the hotel on TripAdvisor. Adrian Healey and his girlfriend had been staying at the Golden Beach Hotel in the English town of Blackpool for two days when the hotel’s manager allegedly barged into their room, accused them of slamming the hotel on TripAdvisor, and told them to leave. The police showed up shortly after.
“We asked for a refund but the hotel refused,” said Healey. “I think it is shocking and people need to know about this.”
“No offence had been committed by the couple, but the manager had requested them to leave the property,” according to the police. “We advised the couple how to go about getting a refund. This is a civil matter.”
Unsurprisingly, the hotel’s reviews on TripAdvisor are, shall we say, “mixed.” Don’t expect them to get any better after this episode.
[Image Credit: MyBlackpoolHotels.com]