Winners of Europe’s ten dirtiest hotels as part of the esteemed Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards. Although, Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards normally reward the best hotels, the recent revealing is based specifically on travelers’ ratings of hotel cleanliness.
TripAdvisor’s list of shame divulges the dirtiest hotels in Europe based on collected feedback from hotel visitors comments. Overall, three regions dominated the list of shame. Amsterdam, London and the Aegean Coast in Turkey all rule the list of dirtiest hotels. According to Emma O’Boyle, spokesperson for TripAdvisor, “Despite the average overall rating for a property on TripAdvisor rising to four out of five, it is clear that a minority of hotels are still not delivering the minimum standard of experience travelers deserve, especially in relation to cleanliness”.
The top two award recipients were both in Turkey. First place went to Club Aqua Gumbent, with past visitors cautioned potential visitors to beware of the “rat family” that resided at the hotel. In addition, the hotel was depicted by one visitor as “hell on earth” and described by another visitor as “not safe for humans”. The runner up, Altin Orfe Hotel, was expressed as being “a health hazard hotel” and future travelers were warned to “enter at your own risk”.
London, home to a surplus of excellent hotels, followed close behind in third place with Cromwell Crown. The hotel, an ongoing ‘Dirty Hotels’ delinquent, explained by a recent tourist saying, “Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.” Other vacationers warn of bait for rodents visible in common areas, bathrooms covered in fungus, tainted mattresses and ghastly smells.
Other dirty hotels on the list include Blair Victoria and Tudor Inn, Hotel Lantaerne, Hotel y Boulevard, Hotel Manofa, Hotel The Globe and repeat offender Corbigoe Hotel in London.