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Hotels from HELL: Disappointed holidaymakers share hilarious snaps of their less than luxury accommodation (and it makes Fawlty Towers look five star!)

  • Disappointed tourists shared the worst hotel fails they'd experienced
  • Snaps circulating on social media include staircases leading to nothing 
  • Others revealed windows overlooking brick walls and missing toilet roll  

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel on day one of a long-awaited holiday. 

But not if the accommodation doesn't quite live up to expectation. 

That was certainly the case for the disappointed tourists behind these snaps, who whipped out their cameras to document some of the worst hotel fails on record, and share the results on social media. 

From broken lifts and windows overlooking brick walls to 'soup' dispensers in the bathroom, the photos will ensure you double check Trip Advisor before booking your next weekend away.

What a view! A man draws back the curtains to take in the 'vista'; a blank wall 

What a view! A man draws back the curtains to take in the 'vista'; a blank wall 

'Sorry for the inconvenience': A technical hitch in this hotel lift is sure to confuse paying guests 

'Sorry for the inconvenience': A technical hitch in this hotel lift is sure to confuse paying guests 

Mixed messages: An ashtray is placed over a no smoking sign at a 

Mixed messages: An ashtray is placed over a no smoking sign at a 

Useful: We've heard of utilising space, but this seating area strikes us as redundant 

Useful: We've heard of utilising space, but this seating area strikes us as redundant 

Someone should have assigned a member of staff to remove the salt and pepper from the packets before putting them in the pots 

Someone should have assigned a member of staff to remove the salt and pepper from the packets before putting them in the pots 

No hotel bathroom is complete without a 'soup' dispenser... but would you want to wash your hands in it?

No hotel bathroom is complete without a 'soup' dispenser… but would you want to wash your hands in it?

There's no telling what sort of guests this hotel has played host to in the past  

There's no telling what sort of guests this hotel has played host to in the past  

The carpet in this hotel could cause a fall - or at the very least a splitting headache 

The carpet in this hotel could cause a fall – or at the very least a splitting headache 

A stray toothbrush has been used to fix a broken toilet roll holder at this delightful establishment 

A stray toothbrush has been used to fix a broken toilet roll holder at this delightful establishment 

'Do not take drugs and go whoring': When overseas, it's polite to observe local traditions 

'Do not take drugs and go whoring': When overseas, it's polite to observe local traditions 

Quite the welcome: The sign that greets guests above the door of this hotel could do with some TLC 

Quite the welcome: The sign that greets guests above the door of this hotel could do with some TLC 

This hotel presumably bought a job-lot of generic prints to decorate the walls 

This hotel presumably bought a job-lot of generic prints to decorate the walls 

Safety fears: A tourist snapped some questionable wiring at their hotel - who knows where the cable leads?

Safety fears: A tourist snapped some questionable wiring at their hotel – who knows where the cable leads?

At least it's easy to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night in this studio-style accommodation 

At least it's easy to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night in this studio-style accommodation 

Another cracking view captured by a disappointed hotel guest - this time of a brick wall 

Another cracking view captured by a disappointed hotel guest – this time of a brick wall 

Go the distance: Whoever installed this toilet roll holder didn't think things through 

Go the distance: Whoever installed this toilet roll holder didn't think things through 

Awkward: It's tough to get to the toilet paper when it's wedged behind the bathroom door 

Awkward: It's tough to get to the toilet paper when it's wedged behind the bathroom door 

A guest documents the unfortunate placement of a mirror - directly opposite the toilet 

A guest documents the unfortunate placement of a mirror – directly opposite the toilet 

Tasteful: The unusual artwork in this guest room calls to mind strands of hair 

Tasteful: The unusual artwork in this guest room calls to mind strands of hair 

 

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