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Funniest things you have read on Tripadvisor

Old Nov 28, 13, 3:28 pm
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Funniest things you have read on Tripadvisor

Just to piggy back on the "non reliable" tripadvisor thread, I thought it would be fun to start a thread and list the stupidest things you have read in a review on tripadvisor. Things that make you wonder how the author has lived to an age where they can actually travel alone. Here are a few gems that I have seen (not word for word, but general statements). I always wonder how they find tripadvisor AFTER their trip, but not before.

Hotel was horrible and ruined my trip. Did not tell me the sun was more intense in Mexico, causing me to sunburn on my first day and ruin my trip. You have been warned, wear sunscreen.

This motel 6 ruined my honeymoon. Haha, enough said.

Will never return to this hotel because there are homeless people everywhere in this city.

Hotel insisted on holding $50 a day in case I ruined something.

Will never stay in this hotel again. The casino is tight, and will take all of your money.

The buses in this city take forever and do not stick to their timetables.

Tour company did not warn me that I would get wet during the river rafting trip. It ruined my $300 leather handbag.

Do not rent from this car rental company. They will force you to buy their gas, which is twice the price of gas everywhere else.

Hotel staff stole my eye serum and face cream. I am lucky they did not steal my jewelry or laptop.

Do not stay in this hotel. They will force you to take their timeshare tour, and you will have to spend thousands of dollars to get away from them after ruining your entire day.


To sum it up, a cute cartoon I recently had posted in my office. Common sense is not a gift, it is a curse. You have to deal with everyone who does not have it.
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Old Nov 28, 13, 4:34 pm
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Funniest things you have read on Tripadvisor

This. Is. Awesome.
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Old Nov 28, 13, 4:41 pm
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"Don't stay at this hotel. We got here a day late and they still charged us for the night we didn't even stay!"
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Old Nov 28, 13, 5:40 pm
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As a previous Destination Expert on TA

I have to say lots of stupid and funny posts on TA.

What I find the biggest joke is that TA is governed by business, TA is part of a huge conglomerate, and they run TA as a way of directing business to their other sites.

Any time you bring to their attention that certain posts are soliciting business, you get ignored, as those business owners are paying for adverts etc.

While TA can be a great resource, it is a rort.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by adampenrith View Post
As a previous Destination Expert on TA

I have to say lots of stupid and funny posts on TA.

What I find the biggest joke is that TA is governed by business, TA is part of a huge conglomerate, and they run TA as a way of directing business to their other sites.

Any time you bring to their attention that certain posts are soliciting business, you get ignored, as those business owners are paying for adverts etc.

While TA can be a great resource, it is a rort.
Same goes now for Yelp. If you own a business they remove all 4 and 5 star reviews and make you pay to show them. If you refuse to pay they will only show the worst reviews to try and blackmail you. U$A!
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Old Nov 29, 13, 2:40 pm
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But at least all reviews on TripAdvisor are "unbiased".

Recent favorite:
The rental car place is so badly run, they ran out of cars!
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Old Nov 30, 13, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post
But at least all reviews on TripAdvisor are "unbiased".

Recent favorite:
The rental car place is so badly run, they ran out of cars!
I would have thought that's a GOOD sign, since the place appears to be popular!
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Old Nov 30, 13, 6:56 pm
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We're currently on holiday in Thailand.

I've been monitoring the reviews of the hotel for several weeks and they are all 4 and 5 (mainly a well deserved 5).

A couple of weeks ago a 2* review appeared.

Full of "they wouldn't upgrade us even though we were on honeymoon" "they wouldn't do x even though we were on honeymoon" etc.

Obviously this doesn't fall into the category of funniest things but the sense of entitlement was breathtaking.
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Old Nov 30, 13, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by tatterdema View Post
Hotel was horrible and ruined my trip. Did not tell me the sun was more intense in Mexico, causing me to sunburn on my first day and ruin my trip. You have been warned, wear sunscreen.
Hahaha, this was a fantastic opener! I love reading tripadvisor reviews, Yelp reviews, etc. (sometimes even FT complaint threads ) to get a good laugh at some of the non-substantive complaints.
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Old Nov 30, 13, 8:30 pm
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Even Leif Ericson couldn't find this place with a GPS
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Old Dec 1, 13, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by Cassie55 View Post
We're currently on holiday in Thailand.

I've been monitoring the reviews of the hotel for several weeks and they are all 4 and 5 (mainly a well deserved 5).

A couple of weeks ago a 2* review appeared.

Full of "they wouldn't upgrade us even though we were on honeymoon" "they wouldn't do x even though we were on honeymoon" etc.

Obviously this doesn't fall into the category of funniest things but the sense of entitlement was breathtaking.
Lol, see I DO find ones like that funny, simply because I think most people see past the "entitlement" attitude. I wonder what people that write things like that are thinking. Do they really think other people cannot see their complaints for what they actually are?
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Old Dec 1, 13, 8:15 am
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Somewhere in the Bahamas, I think near Nassau:
"Do not stay at this hotel. Armed intruders entered
our hotel while we were sleeping. Also the carpets smelled like mold."
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Old Dec 1, 13, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by yandosan View Post
Somewhere in the Bahamas, I think near Nassau:
"Do not stay at this hotel. Armed intruders entered
our hotel while we were sleeping. Also the carpets smelled like mold."

Clearly two concerns of equal merit.
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Old Dec 1, 13, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
Clearly two concerns of equal merit.
Indeed. Armed intruders, depending on the country, are not something the hotel can avoid. But mold? That's plain shoddy housekeeping.
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Old Dec 1, 13, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by tatterdema View Post
This motel 6 ruined my honeymoon. Haha, enough said.
Wow!

Also another crazy thing that people place on tripadvisor: Random photos are also posted with the hotel review. Just don't understand why someone would post an unrelated vacation photo that doesn't even show the inside (or even outside!) of hotel.
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