A MUM has divided opinion by revealing she thinks all hotels are "awful" after returning from a UK staycation.

She said she had returned from a two-week holiday in Cornwall with her husband, having stayed in four and five-star hotels.

Despite all of them having "great reviews" she said she was disappointed each time.

She wrote on Mumsnet: "We always seem to end up getting a dud room with a broken bed, or broken windows, or the one room in the entire hotel next to the busy main road, or above the bar (when the hotel was marketed as being a 'relaxing' retreat!)"

She finished by saying: "Thinking about it, I've never had a positive experience of staying in any hotel.

"They're always a bit weird and shabby, even the really posh ones.

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"And people coming and going all night is annoying. What do you all think of hotels?"

Some people agreed, with one person saying: "I think we’re pretty bad at hotels in the UK (unless you go to a top of the pile 5*) and they’re mostly very overpriced."

Another wrote: "I like the idea of them but not the reality.
I don't like people faffing about with my stuff for a start. I can make my own bed!"

A third said: "I find they are either overrated (literally), a bit soulless, or quite nice but rude."

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However, others sang their praises.

Someone wrote: "I love them. Really properly love them."

Another said: "I love being looked after in a hotel. Going down for breakfast. Beds made. The swim maybe. The bar. The room service. The weird ironing board stuck in a cupboard. All of it."

One person said to go for lower-priced hotels to avoid high expectations: " I prefer Travelodge. Know exactly what I'm going to get – no frills, clean, no-one bothering me."

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