Attack of the TripAdvisors on C4
Last night saw the airing in the UK of a programme which brought “keen” Trip Advisor reviewers and hotel/restaurant B&B owners together to air their views to camera and to each other.
Undoubtedly the programme was edited to make it more “interesting” but heavens, what a grotesque bunch of “trip advisors” with at least one strange owner for good measure!
Before he has another heart attack I hope Colin at the Old Forge can chill a bit instead of further winding up himself and his wife over dodgy reviews. Getting one reviewer and her friends back to the Old Forge was a good idea by the programme makers, but the owners shot themselves in the foot by brow-beating and insulting them and they didn’t even realise they were doing it – or maybe it was down to “clever” editing.
I thought Bev and her family at the Hollies in St Ives came over well – just a shame she doesn’t change her loo brushes more often. I see she’s decided to put the Hollies up for sale, according to the C4 programme makers. I thought John the self-proclaimed drama queen who reviewed the Hollies proved he is indeed a drama queen with his ridiculous fuss over the timer on the ventilation fan – even his partner didn’t seem to think it was an issue.
Rick the reviewer with his inferiority complex, “skin scabs”, biro marking and vodka and lemonade complaint came over as a crackpot whose own granny thinks he’s making up for being bullied at school. I hope marking bedroom sheets with biro to check if they are changed daily does not become common practice after this programme!
Meanwhile I guess that the producers were disappointed in Stu.bec and the Eltermere Inn owner – despite the eccentricity of the inn, and differences in taste, they couldn’t get a proper argument out of them as they mainly seemed to agree!