Please tell me less in your hotel review

As read in the user comments review section of a resort I’m looking at:

“I RECENTLY STAYED AT CHRISTMAS VILLAGE..AND REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF.
MY HUSBAND AND I SPENT THE WEEKEND ALONE AND DISCOVERED EACH OTHER AGAIN.”

Eeek. Thankfully, she didn’t go on to describe the bed. Telling about breakfast or the pool would have been helpful though.

And this one a few users down was just so funny (especially when read aloud in a rather excited Truman Capote-ish voice):

“I WAS BROWSING THEIR WEB SITE SINCE WE ARE GOING TO STAY THERE THIS WEEKEND. I CALLED TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WIFI AND WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN THEY DO NOT HAVE WIFI.

I CALLED TO TRY AND BOOK HORSE BACK RIDING WHICH IS ADVERTISED ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY TO LEARN THAT THEY NO LONGER HAVE STABLES OR RIDING THERE. THEY APOLOGIZED FOR THEIR WEBSITE BEING OUT OF DATE.

I HAVE NOT EVEN STAYED THERE AND AM ALREADY DISAPPOINTED.”

Seriously, read it out loud in a freaky monotone voice. Funny stuff. And, you kind of get the impression that they’re going to stay there just to be able to complain a bit more- like a follow-up to their pre-stay complaints. Tee hee.

This is why there will always be a market for proper travel websites and guidebooks. (Not to mention, the pros know how to turn off caps lock.)

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