Weird ways of reviewing your holiday

For every X amount of happy and content guests, there is one who has a complaint. So glad to be able to say that our balance is like this:

Most people are reasonable, and if there is something wrong or missing, they come and tell you. So you can set it right.

Of course, there should be towels in the room – but we were so busy, they are still on their way. And these guests arrived quite early.
Sure, there is internet – we were talking so vividly about all kinds of things – I forgot to tell you the password.
And o boy, the gas doesn’t work, the bottle is empty. You can’t see that through that thick metal exterior and it always happens while you’re cooking of course. We’ll change it right away.

Can happen

It should not, but it does. It doesn’t ruin your holiday, does it?

There are people though, who are not reasonable. They want the impossible, and they get mad if they don’t get what they want. We collected a few for you, and for sure you, as a reasonable person, will be amazed by the weird ways these people think. Check out these holiday complaints that some travel agents have really received.

Line them up

“We could not enjoy the tour as our guide was too ugly. You can’t be expected to admire a beautiful view when you’re staring at a face like his.”

“We had to line up outside and there was no air-conditioning.”
“My fiance and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I am pregnant now. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

Sometimes, we have every right to whinge about what befalls us during our dream holiday – flight delays, grotty hotel rooms, hidden fees. These complaints are justified.

Fun holiday

Holiday is supposed to be the time of the year when you get away from everything, to relax and have fun with your family and/or friends. Unfortunately, not everybody shares this opinion. There are people who can be constantly irritated, upset and incredibly nasty even on holiday. They just keep complaining. About everybody and everything.

“No one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”
“There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”(holidaymakers in …. yes sir, Spain.)
“I’m sure I’ve stayed in this hotelroom in a previous life. I cannot stay here again.”
“Although the brochure said that there was a fully-equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”
“I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”
“The Prada sunglasses I bought for € 7,50 on the sundaymarket were fakes.”
“The ice in my glass melted too quickly.”
What an awefull holiday you have when the temperatures are so good that you have to drink faster than normal. Beastly conditions!
A man complained that there was too much food to eat from the buffet in his all-inclusive hotel. As a result, he put on ‘at least 5lbs’ during his trip, which he wasn’t too pleased about.


So, our guests of last week could put a bad review on Tripadvisor or Zoover about putting on weight because they ate really well in the Termas. As they said maybe 5 or more times, when they were leaving. On those moments, we are so happy ….

Another man said his (portuguese hotel) bed was ‘too comfy’ meaning that he overslept on more than one occasion when he would have “preferred to be up early and making the most of it.’
There are quite some – especially the portuguese guests – who stay in bed till late. They love to sleep and sleep, and sleep some more, and come for breakfast just before noon. What’s the problem, if you do the things you like?
This is exactly our motto: feel free to do the things you like during your holidays (of course within civilized boundaries). So happy to say that the majority of our guests go home and recommend a stay in the Termas-da-Azenha to their friends!