(Closed) Grrrr! Bad hotel reviews stand out to me more than good ones!

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Just remember that more people will complain about the bad then go on to report the good. I read the revies and keep the repeat complaints in the back of my mind ot look out for but definately don’t let it make you any less excited for your Honeymoon.

Post # 4
11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Did you already book and pay for your trip?

Post # 5
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was running into the same problem (before we booked). Every where I looked, I would get caught up in the bad ones. To overcome this, I looked up a couple places I had been before that I loved, read all those horrible reviews, and decided I am not as picky as some other travellers and I should be ok! 

Good luck!

Post # 6
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Monkey786:  Speaking from someone who has worked at a hotel for 5+ years I would only be concerned about the repeated negative reviews. If a hotel consistantly was reviewed as having a dirty common area or rooms I might be concerned. I know this sounds bad coming from someone who works for a hotel but the majority of bad reviews tend to come from guests who were upset because they either broke the rules (were loud, wanted to check out at 6pm etc), did not read the fine print on policies and procedures, or are upset about company standards not set by the individual properties. They may not even mention this in the review but they will find something to complain about.

If someone keeps getting sick while others are not it might be that those people were already on the way to being sick or ate something bad before they arrived. Quite possibly they tried to blame it on the property to get compensation and when that didn’t work they took it to the internet. That being said it is possible someone got sick (I’m assuming food poisoning) from the food but then it’s also possible you could drive thru McDonalds tonight and get sick or even cook your own food and get sick. The more people they see the bigger chance they have for error and sometimes it’s not even within their control. I’m sure you still eat out knowing that you could get sick from anything you eat so why stress over it and really make yourself sick.

Post # 7
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just don’t eat blowfish.  You will be fine.  

Post # 9
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just went through this with my Fiance last night. He kept visiting Tripadvisor and reading about places and got stuck on the negative reviews. I finally put my foot down and said, you have to start focusing on the good outweighing the bad because not a single hotel on here is going to be perfect! GRR! We finally booked our honeymoon last night though – can’t wait! 🙂

Post # 10
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Every year Fiance and I take a tropical vacation, and I was alway running into the same “issue”. 

I would say that most of the time, these reviews were written by people with Ritz standards when you are in a Westin kind of thing.

And not everything has to be perfect. Maybe your room won’t be a 2012 remodel, but are you really going to spend all your time in it?

Post # 11
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second the idea of reading reviews for places you’ve stayed before, that you’ve really loved. There’s always some bad reviews. There is one place me & my family have been staying for 22 years, and they have a bunch of bad reviews. And after reading them, I realized that all of those people were pretty much grasping at straws to find negative things to say. 

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