When Drunks Leave Reviews on TripAdvisor
This looks bad for the hotel in question, whichever way you look at it, but also goes to show that a damning review is not always the fault of the hotel.
First of all, here’s a review of a Barcelona hotel on Trip Advisor – the title is “Horrible Place” and the hotel rating is “Terrible”:
I could not believe the way we were treated by the people at this place. I had slipped and fell in their restaurant and would not even look at me at if I did not sign their waiver. I just wanted a ride to the hospital but they wouldn’t even call me a cab unless I signed the waiver. When I got back things were worse. They were rude the food was awful and apparently the had a shortage of ice. No ice not even for my swollen leg.
My boyfriend had a few too many and fell off his chair and was knocked out. They carried him out to a lounge chair and came up to my room at 4:00 am banging on my door telling me that my boyfriend was on the beach drunk and being a loud mouth and had thrown up all over. This was not the truth. They stole his $ and camera from his zippered pocket.
If there is anyone out there that was there at the same time as we were I would greatly appreciate an email here. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.. Especially any one who witnessed me slipping in the large restaurant at breakfast time.
Sounds like a crap hotel? But wait: look at the following snippet from a hilarious “Reality Check” by someone who was in the hotel at the same time (click the quote to go to the original thread).
The man was so drunk that the bar stopped serving him. He actually went as far as taking half finished drinks off of empty tables and taking drinks out of people’s hands. When confronted he would get belligerent and start yelling and screaming. We eventually got the waste of skin calmed down enough to sit down on a stool…where he quickly passed out and threw up all over himself. We helped the staff get him in to a chair so he could be carried back up to his room where his GF was waiting. He was so fucked up that god only knows what he did with his money and camera. I would say that he probably left them as a tip at some point. I …attach a picture of the fine gentleman.
For good measure, here’s the boyfriend of the reviewer on the night in question:
I wonder if TripAdvisor will be removing or adding a health warning to the review?