Stains, smells and sputum - the top 10 worst hotels everywhere
Cheap doesn't always mean cheerful. In fact, quite often the most frugal option when booking hotels also means the option that involves bed mites, filthy sheets and sinks thick with scum. TripAdvisor has sifted through tens of thousands of reviews left to compile Top 10 lists by country of hotels best avoided.
For example, if you're still looking to squeeze in a staycation, then these are runners and riders for the title of worst hotel in the UK:
- 1. Cromwell Crown, London, England
- 2. Corbigoe Hotel, London, England
- 3. Nanford Guest House, Oxford, England
- 4. Cosmopolitan Hotel, Brighton, England
- 5. Eden Plaza Hotel, London, England
- 6. Hanover Hotel, London, England
- 7. Rose Court Hotel, London, England
- 8. Imperial Hotel, Manchester, England
- 9. Gresham Hotel, London, England
- 10. Park Hotel, London, England
Reading through the reviews for the Cromwell Crown, you can just feel the love (and various bodily fluids, not necessarily those of the guests) oozing out of the reviews:
"... the place had nothing to do with the photos I have seen on the internet."
"... there were vermin bait boxes on the floor, for security purposes I was told."
"... [there was] a pile of about 7 old TVs just dumped in the corner of the room."
"... the first room I was offered contained a sink overflowing with vomit."
And if you're visiting New York, unsurprisingly it's the notorious Hotel Carter that takes the title for the whole country. Somehow it seems to fall off the radar of the NYC health and sanitation authorities, but continues to operate because it offers hotel rooms half a block from Times Square for as little as $50 a pop. Price isn't everything, however:
"The lobby smelt of stale cat pee, the staff were laughably ignorant and unhelpful, the bath was black with the enamel flaking off, the taps didn't work in the sink, water just about managed to trickle out of the shower, the previous occupant's hair was in the sink, the carpet was thick with dust, the TV didn't work, there were very questionable stains on the walls, the electric sockets were hanging off the wall, the list goes on.
The sheets were clean when we arrived. Unfortunately the mattress apparently wasn't and we left the Hotel Carter with scabies."