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August 15, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

“There was a do not disturb sign on the back of my door in my room. I was confused and thought the staff had locked me in.” That’s just one of the wacky and weird complaints to travel agents and hoteliers compiled in a new list.

One woman was upset because hotel staff had told her she could reach the front desk by dialling 9, but when she tried to do so, it didn’t work.

It turned out she was using her mobile phone.


Here’s a selection of others posted in an online list.

  • “The street signs weren’t in English. I don’t understand how anyone can get around.”
  • “I don’t have a pool-view room because of the palm tree. Can you remove it?”

    There’s a tree in front of my window. Please remove it.

  • “The pool water made my sun cream run into my eyes and it bloody hurt.”
  • “We got on the wrong train to the airport and missed our flight.”
  • “We went on a canoe trip but were very disappointed that no one told us there would not be a bathroom aboard. It was very inconvenient.”
  • “Spotting the visibly aroused elephant ruined my honeymoon by making me feel inadequate.”
  • “You said the town was next to a volcano, but we went and there was no lava. I’m pretty sure it was just a mountain.”
  • “The restaurant said ‘children eat free’ but my 19 year old daughter still got charged for her meal.”
  • “The sea was too warm and so when I tried to take a dip to cool down I was still hot.”
  • “I went swimming in the sea and a fish touched my foot. Nobody warned me about the fish in the sea.”
  • “We went to Australia over Christmas and were shocked when it wasn’t cold.”
  • “There was a cockroach in our hotel room one night. The brochure did not mention cockroaches.”
  • “Our flight left Heathrow at 07.55; they told us the flight was 2 hours. But when we landed it was 10.55, making us miss our connection.”
  • “When I exchanged my money on my way back from Canada, I lost money. My money should be worth the same as everyone else’s.”
  • “The animals at the zoo looked very sad and it made our children cry. Can’t they train them to smile?”
  • “My plane journey was a disappointment as the sky was too cloudy, obstructing my children’s view of the sea and ruining our game of eye-spy.”
  • “It was windy on the beach and the sand went in my eyes. Nobody warned us about the wind.”

Many more similarly odd complaints have been compiled in a list posted on Twitter. If you have any to contribute, or just want to browse the list with raised eyebrows, see:

Written by Peter Needham

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