We have all done it, we have all been captivated by the gorgeous hotel swimming pool photo, or the stunning views from the hotel window, only to arrive and realize that the pool was really no bigger than a hot tub. When you opened your curtains the view that your nine year old son got was of a couple having sex on the bed of the youth hostel right next door~yep, happened in Barcelona and the youngest Expat could have reached out the window and handed the young the couple a condom we were so close!
That experience had a lot to do with my negativity on that vacation. I owe that city one more try, and it will get another shot however, this time I will do my research a bit differently!
Did you know that "edited hotel photos" is such an issue that there are websites in which people actually upload photos of the hotels they have visited to compare with the hotel websites photos? That's right, that bikini model is not actually sitting by the pool in Jamaica waiting for my husband, like she was in the hotel photo...he was very upset when he found this out!
So, the next time you go to book your dream vacation, take a look at the sites below and see if you can view the real photos of that hotel you are thinking about, and tell me; have you ever been disappointed with your hotel experience?