Guests have shared snaps of the very worst things they’ve spotted in hotels – from parody CPR instructions to a shower with a door to the outside corridor.
Disgruntled travellers from around the world shared their snaps on social media in a gallery that was later compiled by Bored Panda.
Even those who splashed out on high-end stays were left disappointed, with one being put in a ‘courtyard’ view room that overlooked a carpark.
Here, we round up some of the best examples – and they’ll make you want to check the reviews before you book your next break…
Disgruntled travellers shared their snaps on social media in a gallery that was later compiled by Bored Panda. Pictured, one guest was disturbed to find the sheets hadn’t been changed
One guest staying in a hotel in Thailand was baffled when they came across the CPR instructions in their accommodation, which was filled with sexual references
One guest requested to have a balcony but was mortified when they had to walk through the bathroom and shower area to get onto the stand
Another health and safety sign puzzled residents as they pointed to a fire exit, which was just a brick wall
Artwork found in the breakfast area of a hotel has been likened to pubic hair found down the shower plug by residents
While a framed canvas hanging above a toilet in a hotel bathroom has been likened to fecal matter by a bewildered guest
A separate guest noticed a sign to the toilet was not all as it seemed. The label appeared to have braille, but on closer inspection the sign was in 2D and not raised to help those who are visually impaired
One guest requested to have a view of the ‘courtyard’, but was disappointed to find their room overlooked the car park and neighbouring hotel named Courtyard
A separate guest was promised an infinity pool with incredible views of the area, but was displeased when they were met with a small pool that resembled a jacuzzi
A resident who checked into a hotel did not know what to do when the toilet was metres away from the toilet roll holder, although the two are usually within reaching distance of one another
Numerous holidaymakers were stunned to find essential health and safety elements were not up to scratch.
One traveller who ventured to Thailand noted the CPR emergency procedure was mocked in their hotel, as it described mouth to mouth resuscitation as ‘Kiss sensually! The victim is us unconscious. Now’s your chance!’, after inviting people to ‘blame someone else’ and check out the patient’s chest.
A separate site, in California, had two exit signs pointing in the direction of one another, although there was no emergency door or stairwell to use if in an emergency but just a brick wall in the space.
A string of other resorts have an issue with braille, with one hotel including the ADA compliant sign on top of a bumpy surface, which will prove problematic when distinguishing between the material and the braille alphabet.
While a bathroom sign in a different location features the dots on their sign, but on closer inspection the sign is not raised to be identified by those who are visually impaired.
But another hotel made it difficult to even spot the room numbers as the gold wallpaper camouflaged the perspex directions.
A common issue hotel guests found were notes from former guests alerting them to the lack of hygiene at their stay.
One found a note warning them the bed sheets had not been washed and changed. The note read: ‘If you’re reading this, they didn’t change the sheets.’
While a different guest at a separate resort was repulsed to find a note in the pocket of the hotel’s complimentary dressing gown stating a previous customer’s bottom had been all over it.
A major tick box for customers often includes a balcony, or at least view of the surroundings, but that is not always delivered as some jetsetters have found.
For one looking forward to views over the courtyard during their stay, overlooked the car park, while a separate person found the door to their hotel balcony was through the bathroom, which could prove very problematic if someone is in the shower.
First impressions go a long way for some residents, and phallic artwork in hotels over the world has left a lasting memory on a selection of guests.
One resident was stunned to find a mural in the breakfast area with what has been described as ‘shower drain pube collection’ by the guest.
An observant guest at another hotel noticed their quote on the wall had not been completed as ‘sample your text here’ was emblazoned all over the room.
Attention to detail is key especially when a sink does not match up to the tap to drain away the water, which left one customer baffled, but not as stumped by a separate guest who did not have a sink at all.
Infinity pools are highly sought after by those looking for luxury on their vacation, but one guest was mortified when the feature turned out to be no bigger than a jacuzzi, while another hoping to work out in the state of the art fitness suite was met with a basic exercise bike in the room with a hob and microwave.