Multiculturalism is meeting reality once again as Afghan refugees are making their presence known throughout the many countries that have accepted them. In the UK, they decided to house them in Grand Hotel was built in 1867 and located in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It is a popular vacation spot or at least it used to be. The other guests who stayed at the hotel were not impressed. In fact they were completely disgusted at what was going on inside the hotel.
The hotel still boasts numerous attractions. It is described on Tripadvisor as “one of the town’s landmark features. At one time it was the largest hotel in Europe. It is or at least was a landmark. When guests complain the staff calls them racists. Lord knows what they will do when they are no housing Afghan refugees. Many of the regulars are never coming back. And the way the staff has called them names is not a selling point for the hotel.
One of the hotel’s recent guests wrote:
Stayed in the hotel while working away contracting in East Yorkshire
I caught scabies and can only presume it was from this filthy hell hole
Also caught a man deficating [sic] into a carrier bag !
What the hell is going on in this hotel.
I would not stay ever again!!
What a shame that the government would do this to a seaside town
Another Grand Hotel guest had no better experiences to report:
Decided to treat my partner and myself to a 3day break as my partner is disabled and been through the mill lately. We were told check in was after 4pm. We got there at 6.30pm expecting this to be a quick and easy process. Not to be! The queue was long, after about 15mins I decided to get my partner a drink from the bar. No cider! I returned to the queue and waited. After approx an hour I’d checked in and up to the room we went. On the way I realised there were a lot of people just stood about while hundreds (or seemed like) of children raced around screaming and shouting, after plenty of “excuse me” etc we found the room. After squeezing past folk in we went. P**s up the walls and no quilt on the bed and these said children running in and out of the room! We decided we didn’t want to stay there and headed back downstairs (same carry on as going up!) I overheard people talking angrily about the kids and people just stood about, they were refugees and more buses were just parking up. I didn’t have a problem with this, I just felt we should have been made aware that the hotel would be this ‘hectic’ then we could decide if the noise would be a problem for us. I spoke to the man on the desk and asked for a refund and explained why.. He then started shouting at me calling me a racist! I am no racist I booked the break when the school holidays had ended so it would be quieter! He flatly refused me a refund so we left. We went on to pay £150 to get a room for 1 night then left and went home a day early as we were both worn out. As I was at the desk getting insulted at least 3others were demanding a refund for the same reasons! The next day the Grand Hotel were trying to get more money off my credit card! God knows what for!Glad I took pictures!! I’ve sent an email. Awaiting response.. Still! Never stay there!!
A third review, however, gave the impression that the arrival of the refugees had stretched the staff to the breaking point:
We have just come back from the grand hotel Scarborough it is one of the worst hotels I have ever been in the lock on door was very lose so we didn’t feel safe . The bathroom was very dirty and we had to buy bleach to clean it the Windows were very dirty, there was only one lift working so there was always a queue there was thick dust under the beds we ask for toilet roll as we didn’t have any in our room and the room was not cleaned the hole week we were there the bins were not emptied. There were a lot of Afghanistan in the hotel as well we paid 800 pounds for this room we thought we were getting a twin room but in fact it was a single room with a another bed pushed in skills must. have know about this very disappointed
There have been so many complaints that Tripadvisor has suspended comments, claiming that many of the complaints came from people without first hand information. Well, what about all the ones with firsttgh