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Woman Horrified After £99 Wowcher Mystery Holiday Hotel Looks Like 'Ket Den'

Woman Horrified After £99 Wowcher Mystery Holiday Hotel Looks Like 'Ket Den'

No one expects the world when they book a £99 Mystery Holiday through Wowcher but this woman likened the Budapest hotel she will soon be staying in to a 'ket den'.

Bry, 23, was horrified to find the accommodation looked like a 'crime scene', as online reviews of the hotel reveal stained bed sheets, broken blinds, littered carpets and mouldy bathrooms.

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The tweet Bry posted. Credit: Jam Press
The tweet Bry posted. Credit: Jam Press

Along with her friend, Bry, from Dunfermline, Scotland, booked a £99 Wowcher 'Mystery Holiday' in Budapest, Hungary, for a three-day getaway in January.

They thought it would be a laugh to see where they ended up - but little did they know they were about to face a nightmare.

Her friend, who was in charge of the booking, knew the room didn't look too great at first but they were not too fussed about it.

After receiving details of the hotel a week later, the pair of friends were shocked at the appalling photos and reviews online, saying the hotel looked like a 'crime scene'.

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The bed looks like it has a fence around it. Credit: Jam Press
The bed looks like it has a fence around it. Credit: Jam Press

Bry, who works in customer service, said: "The holiday was booked as a spur of the moment thing. Me and my friend came across the deal and it was all over social media.

"We thought it would just be a laugh to see where we ended up. I wasn't too fussed on where we would end up - as long as it wasn't Butlins or Haven. My friend checked the hotel and said it didn't look great at a first glance.

"I wasn't too fussed about checking it - as long as it has a clean bed and a clean shower, I'd go anywhere. However, I wanted to see what would be around the hotel so I asked my friend what the hotel was called.

"To my horror, I've seen reviews about rooms being infested with spiders eggs/nests and spent my whole night nervously laughing at reviews on TripAdvisor."

The bathroom of one of the hotel's rooms. Credit: Jam Press
The bathroom of one of the hotel's rooms. Credit: Jam Press

Hotel Fortuna, located in Budapest, Hungary, boasts a 2.5 star rating on TripAdvisor with rooms going as low as £21-a-night.

Previous guests have posted photos of their rooms, revealing cobwebs, mouldy showers, torn-up curtains, stained bed sheets and littered carpets.

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One photo even shows a bed fitted with what appears to be a wooden fence next to it, while another picture reveals a dining table stacked with used cups from previous lodgers.

Another picture shows cobwebs on the door frame. Credit: Jam Press
Another picture shows cobwebs on the door frame. Credit: Jam Press

Bry said: "When buying a holiday for £99, I wasn't expecting a room like the Hilton. But a small clean room would've been nice. I spent the whole night laughing at my own misfortune. Some of the pictures make the place look like a crime scene.

"I was told it was a three-star hotel we would be staying in. I just laugh every time I look at the photos."

Bry has since shared guest reviewed photos of the hotel on Twitter, with the caption: "There's a fence next to the bed, the shower looks like a crime scene. If a don't laugh al f***in cry, am takin a f***in sleepin bag".

Bry says she will still go on the holiday. Credit: Jam Press
Bry says she will still go on the holiday. Credit: Jam Press

Her post has since gained over 19.1K likes as dozens of users expressed their horror at the terrifying state of the hotel.

One wrote: "Watch the film Hostel just before you go for added excitement." Another added: "Maybe Wowcher hols not the best idea". A third commented: "At least you won't fall out of bed".

Despite the terrible reviews, Bry said she and her friend would still go on the trip as they wouldn't want to waste their money - adding that it would also be a funny experience.

Bry said she'll bring along a sleeping bag in case the beds are too unhygienic to sleep on, adding: "I'll still be going! So many people have been saying 'oh I wouldn't go'.

"I'm not wasting the money I've spent already. And I just think it's going to be an hilarious experience. If I turn up and it's horrific, I'll find an Airbnb - I'll also be taking cleaning wipes."

She added: "I wish I was joking when I said I'm taking a sleeping bag. Because I actually will. At least if the bed is horrible I'll have my own little sleeping bag."

A Wowcher spokesperson told LADbible: "We at Wowcher work closely with Weekender Breaks to offer the hugely popular Mystery Holiday deal and always work with our merchants to resolve any customer satisfaction issues.

"As such we have removed Hotel Fortuna as an option in the deal. We've been in touch with the customer and they have accepted alternative accommodation.

"With regards to the airport charge, our terms and conditions on the deal are very clear that flight supplement charges will apply from airports outside of London."

LADbible has contacted Hotel Fortuna for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: Tripadvisor, News, Holiday

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]