A hotel pool is half the reason to go on holiday, right?
But in this case, the hotel pool was half the size rather than half the reason. Just take a look at the photos:
Our hotel pool in Vietnam…booking.com VS reality ??? we’ve been done there pic.twitter.com/lElDjxzFwd
— Jenny Kershaw (@jennykershawx) May 12, 2018
When booking a hotel in Vietnam online, Jenny Kershaw from Manchester took one look at this rooftop pool and knew it was perfect for doing laps.
As you can imagine, when she got there she was extremely disappointed. More than one stroke of freestyle in this ‘pool’ would be near impossible.
Amused, Kershaw posted the photo to Twitter – resulting in the hotel pool going viral.
Too small to even put the E in welcome ? pic.twitter.com/ByMHUUDapT
— + (@ZaePadre) May 12, 2018
One user noticed the ladder was even too small to fit the full spelling of ‘welcome’ on it, whilst others compared the pool to a pond and accused the hotel of catfishing them.
More like a pond
— TheMarketingGuru (@hautness367) May 13, 2018
Hahahahaha can’t believe we got catfished by a hotel
— kaitlin ? (@kaitlinchisholm) May 14, 2018
But others pointed out that the situation could have been worse… by sharing photos of their own hotel pool mishaps.
— rein (@enigma8128) May 14, 2018
At least your pool had water in it! ??? pic.twitter.com/jQ33w29XNf
— Michael Brown (@mbrownboy) May 17, 2018
Kershaw had booked through Booking.com, who apologised and offered to help her with a complaint. That is, after the picture was changed to something a little more accurate.
It’s ok, I don’t want to file a complaint…it’s just funny? and I notice the pictures convinently been changed now anyway … ?? pic.twitter.com/QXhOoM5A0A
— Jenny Kershaw (@jennykershawx) May 15, 2018
So next time you book online, dive a little deeper into the hotel pool photos to avoid disappointment.