Here at 121 Web Design we loved our first blog all about hotel fails we just had to do a part 2 – some of these are unreal, especially #11! I can guarantee that at least one person reading this will have come across a completely ridiculous, stupidly crazy hotel fail at some point on their journeys around the world; I know I have. A couple of years ago, myself and a few colleagues went on a business trip to London, the hotel we stayed in was supposed to be half decent but as soon as we arrived it became apparent that it was anything but.
First of all it was described as having great views from all rooms; the view from our room was half a car park and a bin area! Secondly, we were told we would have a home cooked breakfast each morning – again, wrong – we were offered stale toast and a variety of cereals. Finally, we were told that there would be free WIFI available. This is obviously a total must for a bunch of computer geeks going on a business trip centred around web design, so obviously we needed an internet connection to get online. Well, I have never known WIFI as shockingly shit as that. Safe to say we left bad reviews online when returning home!
1. No Smoking Please.
“We request that all guests adhere to the strict no smoking rule we have in our hotel, please note: the ash trays are for display purposes only.”
Pretty odd that it is just the word hot that caught fire in this sign…
3. Confusing Elevator
That’s just the thing you need when you rock up to your hotel in the early hours of the morning pissed as a fart. This hotel fails to cater for its drunken guests.
4. Hotel Fails With This Name.
I bet this hotel gets a lot of it’s business purely because of the name.
5. The Views Are Amazing.
Can you imagine going in to your hotel room to find an actual window looking out onto the hotels corridor? No, me neither.
6. Stairway To..?
And the award for the most pointless set of stairs goes to…
7. The Importance Of Ventilation.
Part of the hotels safety measures were to install an air vent into all bathrooms. Not sure they quite realised how those things work. #HotelFail
You can guarantee they used this as the password so that less people would use their WIFI, sneaky!
It was the end of the financial year and the budget for housekeeping had reached an all time low.
So glad they kept the pool closed!
11. Nice Try…
I like their creativity here, so I’ll let this hotel fail slide.
12. The Worlds Most Pointless Curtains.
Imagine opening your hotel curtains to be met with a wall. Oh dear, absolute hotel fail here!
13. You Can’t Unsee This…
So the toilet roll holder broke and some bright spark thought “Ooh I know, I will improvise and use a toothbrush!” I just hope no one uses that toothbrush now. This is certainly one of my favourite hotel fails as it is so subtle.
14. Say What?!
The car park machine thought that this person had been parked up since 1997 and charged accordingly.
15. Ahoy There Me Heartys!
Hotel for Pirates – that place sounds awesome. New business venture right there…
16. What A Rip Off.
Go ahead, enjoy it! It’ll only cost you FOUR DOLLARS per bottle! I’ll stick to the tap, thanks.
Another pointless piece of furniture.
18. Pure Laziness.
Why even bother with the salt and pepper shakers in the first place?
19. Safety Is A Priority Here!
I can’t believe someone thought it would be a good idea to install an electric socket inside a shower ffs.
20. So. Many. Taps.
You need a degree to work this sink out. This hotel fails massively with this one, why so many taps?
I bet some poor soul has tried that too.
22. At Least They’re Honest…
I absolutely love this list of rules at a hotel in Thailand. At least they’re honest and know what people get up to there.
23. Call The Plumber…
They thought their toilet was broken until they opened the cistern and took a look. Gloves were definitely required to fix this.
24. Great Mirror Placement.
Just the thing you need when sat on the toilet, a full length mirror right in front of you! Massive hotel fail here.
25. Housekeeping Isn’t Up To Standard.
How hard is it to put the toilet roll on the holder correctly?
26. What A Showcase Piece.
27. Too Phallic Looking For A Kids Pool…
Looks frighteningly similar to a penis, woops. I wonder who designed this monstrosity.
28. The Worlds Most Pointless Seating Area.
Maybe it’s just to show what the seating area in your hotel looks like – who knows?!
29. Who Designed This?
A gadget man type extra long arm would be great in this situation. Robot arm, ACTIVATE!
Did You Enjoy This?
I hope you did enjoy reading part 2 of our Hotel Fails article, it’s a real eye opener to how dumb some people can be, especially when it comes to designing hotels! Anyway, make sure that you check back for more funny and exciting posts like this. Until then, why not check out this post about the top 10 types of difficult client for designers – this ones great for people in the web design industry!
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