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27 of the Most Ridiculous Holiday Complaints

The saying goes: "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time", and how true it is, especially when it comes to holidays.

While you can expect some people to have complaints about their holiday, how can you expect to please some people when they have such ridiculous complaints about their holiday.  

Take a look at some of the actual complaints received by holiday companies:

  1. "The animals at the zoo looked very sad and it made our children cry. Can't they train them to smile?"  
     
  2. "I spent a whole week on safari, and didn't see any good animals. There was only a load of antelopes."  
     
  3. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price."   
     
  4. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."   
     
  5. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."   
     
  6. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."   
     
  7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was ...very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax."   
     
  8. "My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."  
     
  9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."   
     
  10. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."   
     
  11. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food."  
     
  12.  "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners."  
     
  13. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned."   
     
  14. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."   
     
  15. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."   
     
  16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair."   
     
  17. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."   
     
  18. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."   
     
  19. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."   
     
  20. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes." 
     
  21. "The street signs weren't in English. I don't understand how anyone can get around."  
     
  22. "There was no sign telling you that you shouldn't get on the hot air balloon ride if you're afraid of heights."  
     
  23. A man sent a complaint to Disneyworld claiming that it was "too touristy"
     
  24. "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."  
     
  25. A man who took a summer cruise around Alaska complained about the weather not being as warm as he expected.  
     
  26. A woman on a Celebrity Cruises ship asked for a full refund because she didn't see any celebrities on board and said the company was guilty of "false advertising" due to the lack of stars.  
     
  27. "We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake."