Most of us associate hotels and Airbnbs with holidays—a special time that doesn't come around too often. A time we want to make the most out of. So, naturally, we're super excited to get away, stay in a lovely hotel, and chill by the pool. Just relax. However, sometimes our expectations aren't met. Maybe the carpet design makes our room look like a bloody crime scene, or maybe the ceiling of your bathroom is so low, you have to kneel in order to take a piss. To remind you not to skip the reviews before booking, Bored Panda has compiled a list of hotel and Airbnb fails that aren't doing these establishments any favors. Continue scrolling and check out the pictures!

#1

This Poorly Translated Food Menu From A Hotel In Saudi Arabia

This Poorly Translated Food Menu From A Hotel In Saudi Arabia

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

"popular problem" yep, thats my life

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Something tells me, however, that we shouldn't expect hotels and Airbnbs to fix these problems anytime soon. Their main priority right now is survival. In November, 71% of hoteliers said they won't make it another six months without further federal assistance given current and projected travel demand, and 77% of hotels reported they will be forced to lay off more workers. Without further government assistance, nearly half (47%) of respondents indicated they would be forced to close hotels. More than one-third of hotels said they will be facing bankruptcy or be forced to sell by the end of 2020.

#2

My Hotel's "Pool Area"

My Hotel's "Pool Area"

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

LMAO 😂

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#3

I Reserved An Airbnb With A Sea View. Can't Complain

I Reserved An Airbnb With A Sea View. Can't Complain

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

spectacular!

Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

I can literally feel the sand and taste the sea water..

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
6 months ago

At least its a Sea view. I know some hotels named River view or Sea view which are built facing drains/canals or are just hypocritically named.😂 lmao

Foofie
Community Member
6 months ago

Lmao yeah!

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kasa alex
Community Member
6 months ago

'Sea glimpse' might be more accurate...

Suzy McDaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

Sea Sliver lol

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Ms.M.
Community Member
6 months ago

I can sea how this might be disappointing.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
6 months ago

This pun has my seal of approval

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Meike H
Community Member
6 months ago

They should install a pay per minute periscope for the people who wish to enjoy it further

Matheus Oliveira
Community Member
6 months ago

Does the reservation include binoculars?

MrsPossum
Community Member
6 months ago

LOL ! Well technically........they're not wrong 🤣

Just a Snowball
Community Member
6 months ago

still has a sea view!

kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

Sea view: when it's not cloudy, on the roof, with a longview you can see the sea... a little.

Purr·maid
Community Member
6 months ago

Ocean is so blue!

Layla Corman
Community Member
6 months ago

A real slice of heaven!

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

Reminds me of a Family Circus cartoon. The Keanes are in their camper truck in a "lakeside" camping area, and Dad has to hold Billy way up to see the lake.

Miles Mefford
Community Member
6 months ago

rip offs these days be like:

me
Community Member
6 months ago

Kind of, just almost, got it

Robert Bois le Duc
Community Member
6 months ago

Meanwhile, the people across the street spend nights watching tourists have sex in their Airbnb apartment.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

You always see the glass as full don't you?

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L Sawatzke
Community Member
6 months ago

Er, ah, breathtaking!

Ava Kui
Community Member
6 months ago

What. A. View.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh I don't know, I might.

Dan Pieniak
Community Member
6 months ago

Well.... It is a SEE view :-)

Anna Repp
Community Member
6 months ago

A tip from a seasoned traveller - most of the time you can figure out the exact house location from the photos they post in the listing. Use Google maps street view and satellite view. Do a LOT of searching before you book! Try to pinpoint the house you are booking - it is some research work but it will eliminate surprises like above.

GC
Community Member
6 months ago

Well the price is usually a good indicator as well. If it’s really cheap there’s a reason.

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Mumof1
Community Member
6 months ago

Anyone else see a face watching you?

Ronnie Beaton
Community Member
6 months ago

Fawlty Towers! "You can see the sea, it's over there between the land and the sky."

Michelle C
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe they meant "SEE" view

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
6 months ago

Just turn your head sideways and squint! :)

Erek Elliott
Community Member
6 months ago

isnt that an amazing view

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
6 months ago

Make sure that you don't get your feet wet.

23AClark
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Oh good gravy!!!

Stephanie Keith
Community Member
6 months ago

But can't you sea the view? Hee hee!

ENEDELIA Soto
Community Member
6 months ago

well u can sea the sea

cinderelly 0f sPiRiTlAnD
Community Member
6 months ago

ugh seriously Airbnb

cinderelly 0f sPiRiTlAnD
Community Member
6 months ago

ugh

NJWanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

It is true

Dave P
Community Member
6 months ago

they did not lie, you can see it

Sanne H.
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Let me guess... the picture was taken in Albania? I stayed in a hotel like this, it was a very interesting experience :-)

AndersM
Community Member
6 months ago

Again with the complaining Karen! :-)

Tzippora Gold
Community Member
6 months ago

i see a view too

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah you can "see the view"

JessG
Community Member
6 months ago

Ooh ooh, I see it! I see it!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.....

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Donna Reynolds
Community Member
6 months ago

A sliver of paradise.

LR K
Community Member
5 months ago

The best ocean view ever.... of a building

Ashley Mason
Community Member
6 months ago

They're not wrong

Carlye Piparato
Community Member
6 months ago

This is why I’ve filed a complaint - like, a legal, mediated one

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
6 months ago

And for the "voyeurs they could have added, "When looking across the courtyard, you may see a slit".

Andrew Bridge
Community Member
6 months ago

You can see the sea it's over there between the land and the sky!

David Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

No...I do not see view

MonicaChicagoGal
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh I see the sea through the crack🤣

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
6 months ago

if you book an airbnb in a cyberpunk megacity, don't be surprised if the view looks like this.

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The package includes a second round of PPP funding and other benefits that will help the hospitality industry.

"The legislation contains many of the provisions AHLA has advocated for, including a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, increasing the size of PPP loans to 3.5 times payroll and making PPP loan expenses tax-deductible," Rogers explained. "This will provide a critical lifeline for hotels and other businesses that have been decimated by the pandemic. Other hotel industry priorities include a one-year extension for Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR) relief so that banks can continue working with borrowers to gain additional forbearance and debt relief, business meal deductibility through 2022, and expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit."

While this relief is welcome, leaders want to believe that it is just the beginning. "More will be needed to restore the 4.5 million travel jobs lost in the travel and tourism industry, but the process that produced this agreement is hopefully a positive sign for what will be possible to achieve in the next Congress,” Roger Dow, president/CEO, U.S. Travel Association, said.

Anything for you guys. Just save this list and deal with the issues in the pictures after the pandemic is over, OK?

#4

The Cleaner At The Hotel In Egypt, Made This Towel-Monkey, And Dressed It In My Used Boxers

The Cleaner At The Hotel In Egypt, Made This Towel-Monkey, And Dressed It In My Used Boxers

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Mihnea Radulescu
Community Member
6 months ago

don't be a hater! that's funny and the cleaner is quite talented :)

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#5

Came Back To The Hotel Room And Found This. It's The Thought That Counts

Came Back To The Hotel Room And Found This. It's The Thought That Counts

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

That's actually nice... This might be from a country that doesn't speak english and the cleaners might not be good at english.

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#6

The Bathroom In Our Airbnb Was Rather Small

The Bathroom In Our Airbnb Was Rather Small

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

Bathroom under the stairs..... so that is what Uncle Vernon did

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#7

From A French Airbnb Alternative

From A French Airbnb Alternative

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

The power of a good photo

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#8

Asked My Driver To Take Me To A Cheap Hotel, Found This On The Room Door

Asked My Driver To Take Me To A Cheap Hotel, Found This On The Room Door

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

dude hold the camera still 😂

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#9

Flat Carpet In A Hotel In Cologne, Germany Imitating A Curvy Surface

Flat Carpet In A Hotel In Cologne, Germany Imitating A Curvy Surface

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Tim Mannens
Community Member
6 months ago

Its actually designed so people wont run in the hallways

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#10

These Stairs At Our Hotel

These Stairs At Our Hotel

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Alright, who is trying to cripple me?

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#11

Don’t Wake Anybody Up If You’re Exiting The Motel During A Fire

Don’t Wake Anybody Up If You’re Exiting The Motel During A Fire

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MrsPossum
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder if they have specially muffled fire alarms too, so they don't disturb anybody 😄

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#12

Apparently Our Hotel Took Our Request For A Mini-Fridge Very Literally. Banana For Scale

Apparently Our Hotel Took Our Request For A Mini-Fridge Very Literally. Banana For Scale

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

Gigantic i must say

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#13

The Pool At My Hotel In Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, Those Are Toilets

The Pool At My Hotel In Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, Those Are Toilets

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This is the place where the hotel toilets go to die. Rest in peace. You have been of invaluable service.

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#14

This Picture In The Hotel Lobby Looks Like Pubes

This Picture In The Hotel Lobby Looks Like Pubes

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lailyfnoor
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't say they collected some hair from shower drain in the guest room

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#15

When You Just Want To Be Alone In Your Hotel Room Bathroom, But It Has A Window For No Reason

When You Just Want To Be Alone In Your Hotel Room Bathroom, But It Has A Window For No Reason

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

At least blinds were provided.

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#16

It Looks Like The Hotel Cart Ran Someone Over And Is Tracking Their Blood Through The Halls

It Looks Like The Hotel Cart Ran Someone Over And Is Tracking Their Blood Through The Halls

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
6 months ago

LMAO, A HIT AND RUN CASE! There should be a movie based on this: The hotel cart which ran over a million guests and ruined the carpet.

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#17

Beijing Hotel Carpet Pattern (Crime Scene?)

Beijing Hotel Carpet Pattern (Crime Scene?)

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
6 months ago

'Pattern'.... sure 😬

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#18

I Raise You My Hotel Pool In Jeju Circa 2017

I Raise You My Hotel Pool In Jeju Circa 2017

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

A pool within a pool. Poolception!

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#19

The Door Stopper At My Hotel. I Present The "Toe Buster 5000"

The Door Stopper At My Hotel. I Present The "Toe Buster 5000"

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

I am tempted to pull that dresser over to hide the door stopper.

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#20

This Hotel Bathroom "Tile" Wall Is Actually Just Numerous Pictures Of Denim-Clad Butts

This Hotel Bathroom "Tile" Wall Is Actually Just Numerous Pictures Of Denim-Clad Butts

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Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that a fail? I think it's just funny...

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#21

Girlfriends View From The Bed Of Our Hotel Room

Girlfriends View From The Bed Of Our Hotel Room

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Classy.

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#22

Hair Dryer And Shower Combo In Cairo Hotel

Hair Dryer And Shower Combo In Cairo Hotel

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Truth Monster
Community Member
6 months ago

Amenities are shockingly good. Practically to die for

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#23

Went To A Hotel, Paid Extra For A Room With A Bigger TV

Went To A Hotel, Paid Extra For A Room With A Bigger TV

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Julie
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Use the remote to adjust aspect ratio, in settings.

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#24

Do You Guys Like Crappy Hotel Room Number Signs?

Do You Guys Like Crappy Hotel Room Number Signs?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

You'll need a Venn diagram to sort that out.

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#25

Airbnb Said I'd Have A Balcony But Seriously

Airbnb Said I'd Have A Balcony But Seriously

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
6 months ago

That would be what's called a French balcony.

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#26

My Hotel Room With An Ocean View

My Hotel Room With An Ocean View

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

I see no lies

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#27

The Fitness Room At The Hotel I Stayed At

The Fitness Room At The Hotel I Stayed At

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect for couch potatoes.

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#28

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

What's wrong with it? I'll tumble for you.

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#29

This Hotel Bathroom

This Hotel Bathroom

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me
Community Member
6 months ago

Ah yes, I'm triangular shaped, finally a bathroom that's a perfect fit for me

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#30

Hotel Room In Germany

Hotel Room In Germany

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

Dude: "Are you seriously taking a photo of me?"

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#31

Roommate

Roommate

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

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#32

Seeing This When First Entering My Hotel Room

Seeing This When First Entering My Hotel Room

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Lurvely. It's time to burn that chair.

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#33

I Found This At A Hotel In Russia

I Found This At A Hotel In Russia

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

"One small step for man..."

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#34

This Was Hanging At A Hostel I Visited In Pai, Thailand

This Was Hanging At A Hostel I Visited In Pai, Thailand

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

That is about $67 in us currency. Also, what lengths are they going to, to know if you have "sex in the room or area"😆

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#35

“Premium Motel”

“Premium Motel”

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로희
Community Member
6 months ago

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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#36

The View From The Bed In Our Hotel Room

The View From The Bed In Our Hotel Room

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

Magnificent view

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#37

Painted In A Hotel Stairwell Leading To Fitness Center

Painted In A Hotel Stairwell Leading To Fitness Center

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Yep, that would freak me right out.

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#38

My Hotel Room Has A Michael Scott Sized TV

My Hotel Room Has A Michael Scott Sized TV

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't forget you can flatten it to the wall for more room.

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#39

Hotel’s Mirror

Hotel’s Mirror

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought it was a meme

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#40

Checked In To A Hotel And Promptly Checked Out

Checked In To A Hotel And Promptly Checked Out

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Amanda
Community Member
6 months ago

It's no wonder why I wake up stuffy as hell and can't breathe

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#41

The Carpet At My Hotel Was Printed With The Mouse Cursor On It

The Carpet At My Hotel Was Printed With The Mouse Cursor On It

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
6 months ago

I don´t care... still cool carpet.

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#42

This Amazing View From My Hotel Room

This Amazing View From My Hotel Room

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BananaJo
Community Member
6 months ago

looks like they might have forgot something

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#43

The Hotel I Went To Recently Had Some Plumbing Problems

The Hotel I Went To Recently Had Some Plumbing Problems

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
6 months ago

ITS A LIGHTED SHOWER!

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#44

Found This At My Local Holiday Inn

Found This At My Local Holiday Inn

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
6 months ago

The socket looks shocked

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#45

Why Are Hotels Like This

Why Are Hotels Like This

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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

At least they did not put a "wheelchair ramp" sign there...

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#46

This Hotels Curtains Look Like There Is Blood On Them

This Hotels Curtains Look Like There Is Blood On Them

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

That's the perfect place to murder someone

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#47

This New Hotel Carpet That Looks Like It’s Worn Out Beyond Threadbare

This New Hotel Carpet That Looks Like It’s Worn Out Beyond Threadbare

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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Nice airfield vieew, though.

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#48

The 1'5” Gap In This Norwegian Hotel Shower Door

The 1'5” Gap In This Norwegian Hotel Shower Door

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

That made me cringe so hard

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#49

The Hotel I’m Staying At Has Their Locks Installed Backwards

The Hotel I’m Staying At Has Their Locks Installed Backwards

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
6 months ago

Why I take a swiss army knife on holiday.

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#50

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

My Wife Is 5’1” And I Am 6’7”, When It Comes To Hotel Robes, One Size Does Not Fit All

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

She's actually wearing a longer robe... measure the screen and you'll see. People lying for the likes as usual

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