A TRAVEL expert has revealed why you should never book a hotel with too many five-star reviews.
While checking hotel reviews can be helpful if you’re considering staying there, too much positive feedback may not be a good thing.
Travel writer Brandon Presser has stayed in about 3,000 hotels, and he’s learned a trick or two along the way.
He warns travelers that they should never stay in a hotel with too many five-star reviews, as it is unlikely to have much character.
So when Brandon checks reviews for a hotel, he hopes someone has left a review saying they “absolutely hate it”.
He explains that if someone hates the hotel, it probably won’t perform badly or be boring because if guests really don’t like it, there must be something memorable about it.
I said Bloomberg: “I want a business that gets rave reviews from nine out of 10 people and I want the 10th person to absolutely hate it.
“That’s how I know it’s not a quiet hotel, could be anywhere, but instead I’m taking a risk and making a statement – [it’s] Memorable.”
Choosing a hotel with all the five-star reviews isn’t the only mistake customers make when they book a one-night stay away.
John McMahon, CEO of online hotel travel agency Five Star Alliancesays one of the biggest mistakes guests make is not questioning why a hotel room seems like a bargain – a lesson he’s learned the hard way.
I said Travel + Entertainment:”[Ask] things like, ‘Is there any construction going on at the hotel?’. “
“I checked into a hotel in Tampa that overlooked the river. The only problem was that the windows were covered with glue because they were wiping the building’s facade. Too much for the view.”
And bed and breakfast owners Andy and Julian Banner-Price, who run The 25 B&B in Torquay told Sun Online Travel why don’t you ever believe the pictures either.
They say: “Always look at the photos the guests have taken. B&Bs always use the best angles but the best photos are of the guests.
“If I see moldy silicone in the shower in guest reviews, I’ll move on immediately. Do your research first.”
“My grudge is that if I don’t see any pictures of the bathroom in the hotel room, it makes me immediately suspicious.”
A hotel employee revealed stupid questions that customers often ask when they check in.
And a hotel receptionist shared the most unpleasant things that guests say for her every day.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8508393/travel-hotel-five-star-reviews/ I am a travel expert and you should never book hotels with too many 5* reviews