A holiday and stay in a hotel are the perfect opportunity to leave the stress of work behind and spend time with the people you care about. You can meet new people, experience new cultures and try new activities, but one thing we can guarantee is you will have a laugh – especially if you're sharing your accommodation with any of these people.

Here are a selection of the most ridiculous but completely true holiday complaints you'll ever hear – enjoy!

"I spent a whole week on safari and didn't see any good animals. There was only a load of antelopes”

"The beach had too many fat people,
it was gross”


"On my holiday to India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry
– I don't like spicy food at all”


A woman threatened to call the police after claiming that she'd been locked in her hotel room by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the 'do not disturb' sign on the back of the door, as a warning to remain in the room”

"The animals at the zoo looked very sad & it made our children cry. Can't they train them to smile?”

"We booked a excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes & towels”


"The street signs weren't in English. I don't understand how anyone can get around”

"We found the and was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow, but it was white”


"The brochure stated 'no hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers, will we be OK staying there?”

"Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women”



"My fiancée 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 find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked”


"We went to a Mexican restaurant in Rome and the waiter was Italian. You assured us Italy was the best place for an authentic food experience”

"I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts”

"You said the town was next to a volcano, but we went and there was no lava. I'm pretty sure it was just a mountain”



"It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during siesta time – this should be banned”

"I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller”


"We booked the honeymoon suite and in the bathroom there were two toilets side by side, with no walls separating them. There is nothing at all romantic about that”

I'm sure you had a good chuckle at these genuine complaints. And if you're one of these people just remember next time you're enjoying the pleasures of Egyptian Cotton bedding, Egyptian Cotton sheets, Egyptian Cotton towels and the fluffy bathrobes, to think long & hard before submitting your complaint!