Everyone has their hotel horror stories - from time to time I still get a little worked up about a particular hotel in Brighton (dirty, shabby room, cirgarette burns in the sheets, grumpy staff, and a strong smell of... urine). But this should put things in perspective: Tripadvisor has published some of its worst hotel horror stories. Hightlights include "We returned to find a live mouse swimming in our toilet" (Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Bali) and "Oceanview is like saying the room faces Europe -- it is out there somewhere" (First Colony Inn, North Carolina, USA). But my favourite is from A TripAdvisor Member, Orange County, California about The Marcel at Gramercy in New York:
"I checked into this hotel greeted by nasty staff at the front desk. Their was no bellman assistance to help me with my lugguage. After one night the roof of the building flew off. The rain was pouring into my room and the entire hotel was flooded. People were running for their life. This is the absolute worst hotel i have every stayed at."
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