A Blackpool hotel has been named the filthiest in the in the UK by Tripadvisor in its 2010 league of the country's top 10 dirtiest hotels.
Grosvenor hotel came top of the filth league based on traveller reviews on the travel website.
Visitors to the website complained of dirty carpets and bathrooms, cigarette burns in duvets and windows so filthy that the promised view of Blackpool Tower was completely obscured.
One said that on entering their room they were greeted by a "damp wall and ceiling, tiles falling from the bathroom ceiling, holes in power sockets which were clearly visible".
Another recognised that the hotel was cheap, but added: "Even for free this would not be a place I would recommend to my worst enemy. As someone who has recently had the misfortune of booking a night over in this disgusting hole of a hotel I can confirm it's truly awful. So bad that we didn't even stay the night."
London came out as the country's top destination for grotty hospitality, with eight hotels in the top ten.
Among them were the Park hotel in Victoria, described by a reviewer as a "filthy disgusting place to stay" and the Boston Hotel in Westminster, of which another said: "I have never in my life stayed in such a dreadful hotel and I would recommend that anyone who is considering this hotel hits the back button now!"
The top 10 dirtiest hotels in the UK (based on TripAdvisor traveller reviews):
- Grosvenor Hotel, Blackpool, United Kingdom
- Park Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Boston Court Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Cromwell Crown, London, United Kingdom
- Corbigoe Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Earls Court Gardens Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Blair Victoria & Tudor Inn Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Minster Hotel, York, United Kingdom
- Radnor Bayswater Hotel, London, United Kingdom
- Hanover Hotel, London, United Kingdom
By James Stagg
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