The Dirtiest Hotels In Europe – Voted By Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor, the biggest travel site in the world, has just ranked the dirtiest hotels in Europe. The ‘competition’ was voted by their 3 million customer reviews. First prize goes to ‘Grosvenor Hotel’ in Blackpool, UK.
Of the hotels which made Tripadvisoer’s Top 10 List, 8 are located in the UK, and 6 of those are in London! I must say I’m not surprised though, some of the worst hotels I’ve ever stayed at were also in London.
Why do you think that is?
Because the owners know they can rent out a closet with only a skanky mattress. On top of that, they charge the same price as a normal 3-star hotel AND they still end up full-booked.
However, I don’t think I’ve experienced anything as bad as the visitors to the Grosvenor Hotel.
First off, you have to pay for the room before you’re even allowed to see it – THAT alone is a major warning sign! Some of the reviewers who posted on Tripadvisor write whole articles with detailed information about their horrific stay, while one visitor thought one word said it all:
”Alcatraz” I’ve had some really bad hotel experiences, but sometimes you simply reach that point where all you can do is laugh about it – at least afterwards.
When something is really terrible, make it fun, see it as a ‘memorable stay’. Couldn’t find any review that had seen the irony in it all, but this is what one person thought about Grosvenor Hotel:
‘Don’t go – you have been warned.
Filthy run down in need of a major revamp.
Bed like a park bench, when i went down after no sleep in the morning someone was laid on the floor in the lobby – wise choice.
Whoever rates this as 3 star is having a laugh.’
Here is the full list of the top 10 Dirtiest Hotels In Europe, enjoy reading the reviews (I think I speak for all of us when I say that we all like to laugh at other people’s misery at times… 😉 )
Grosvenor Hotel, Blackpool, UK
‘Spent one night at the Grosvenor Hotel and one hour would have been enough.‘
Villaggio Club Porto Ainu, Budomi, Italy
Park Hotel, London, UK
‘…completely unacceptable. I had no choice but to leave after the first night.’
Boston Court Hotel, London, UK
‘The rodent poison containers on the floor should have told me something. Do not stay here at any price.’
Cromwell Crown, London, UK
‘Don’t stay there, you will probably leave with something you did not arrive with!’
Dam Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘bed bugs bit my girlfriend and left her arms and back swollen!’
Corbrigoe Hotel, London, UK
Earls Court Gardens Hotel, London, UK
Blair Victoria & Tudor Inn Hotel, London, UK
Minister Hotel, York, UK
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Our Worst Hotel Experience So Far!
While reading the reviews from the dirtiest hotels in Europe on Tripadvisor, I started thinking about my own hotel experiences. Some have been awesome, but what really brings back memories is thinking about the horrible ones.
The worst hotel we’ve stayed at was on an Island on the east coast of Malaysia. Well, it would be wrong of me calling it a hotel – more like a place to put our bags. Yes I know, what do you expect on a small little island in the middle of nowhere? Not western holiday standards of course, but I don’t think it’s too much asking for at least a real floor…
It was a small bungalow quite deep into the jungle, built half a meter above the ground. It had 4 walls, a roof and a door.
I guess the door was more for decoration (or because every house needs to have a door), as the wooden planks that were supposed to act as a floor had so much space between each other you could practically enter the house from underneath.
We handled the moist 30 plus degrees outside quite alright, but as soon as we entered our bungalow we were drenched in sweat.
The place was like a Finnish Sauna, but lucky we were promised a fan – later finding out that the fan was turned on ONLY from 9pm until midnight, and then they switched off the power again.
But I still think the worst thing about this place was the path from the beach to our house. We walked in complete darkness, with our heads down and our backs crooked, because if we had walked normally we would walk straight into the huge spider webs that were spread as a mosquito-net over our heads.
They were the biggest spiders I’ve ever seen wild – known as bird-spiders, apparently because they eat birds!
Knowing that the spiders, thousands of mozzies and lizards the size of medium sized dogs, could creep in under the floor sharing our bungalow at night wasn’t the most comforting feeling!!!!