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Enzyme writes, "what about awful hotels, B&Bs, or friends' houses where you've had no choice but to stay the night?"

What, the place in Oxford that had the mattresses encased in plastic (crinkly noises all night), the place in Blackpool where the night manager would drum to the music on his ipod on the corridor walls as he did his rounds, or the place in Lancaster where the two single beds(!) collapsed through metal fatigue?

Add your crappy hotel experiences to our list.

(, Thu 17 Jan 2008, 16:05)
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A couple of people have mentioned Tripadvisor, and as I travel a lot I occasionally post reviews of hotels on there. This is my review for the Days Hotel, Birmingham East. The title says it all, really.

I stayed in nicer places when I was homeless

Many years ago I found myself with all my possessions in a binbag, having arrived home to find my landlord had changed the locks and hoofed everything I owned out. If someone had said "Stay at the Day's Inn Birmingham East!", I'd've headed to a nice cosy underpass with some cardboard. It would have been nicer, and a great deal cheaper.

The room: The room I stayed in was about 30 ft long and 10 ft wide, with the radiator at one end (under the window), and the thermostat at the other. This meant that the room was either massively overheated or very chilly and noisy (from having the window open over a busy junction). The bedding is made of the finest polyeurethane fibres and so you can have the thrill of building up a static charge as you sleep! The shower might run hot, but then again it might not. Alternatively it might stop running at all. This is all part of the fun.

The restaurant: I suppose that I should have been warned by the furnishings in the restaurant. A good rule of life says that any eaterie which uses stackable conferenece furnishings is one to avoid.
There's an episode of the Simpsons in which Mo opens a diner and describes his food: "We use the best part of the chicken - the neck!" I can only assume that Mo is now making the curry at this hotel.

All this fun for the low, low price of seventy quid a night, and the best part of a tenner for a curry made from something which may have once been chicken.
When my payment went through, I could have sworn I heard a distant laughter. I suspect it was the owner.
(, Tue 22 Jan 2008, 10:13, closed)
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Always Always Always
ask b3tans for a decent place to stay in Brum as there are tons of Brummy B3tans. Trust not those pesky internet things on your demon machine...
(, Tue 22 Jan 2008, 12:42, closed)
Alas, I don't book my own accomodation...You should see the arguments I have about this.
(, Tue 22 Jan 2008, 12:47, closed)
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Damn right... feckers!
(, Tue 22 Jan 2008, 13:23, closed)

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