American tourist mistakes fudge for soap at Scottish hotel

American tourist mistakes fudge for soap at Scottish hotel

While many viral hotel reviews tend to throw accommodation providers under the bus, this one has got many of them in stitches.

A guest from the US was visiting The Pink Guest House in Portree in the Isle of Skye region of Scotland when he got a nasty shock from the ‘soap’ provided in his room.

Because it wasn’t soap, it was fudge. Or, to be more precise, a tablet bar.

The man, who identified himself as Thomas, left a review on about his ordeal. Apparently, besides mistakingly slathering himself in fudge, he enjoyed his stay at the property and rated it nine out of 10.

“Location and view were superb. Very clean and had everything we needed,” he wrote.

“You have got to do something with that brown tablet bar of soap you put on each of our beds. Not only was it gritty and left an oily residue but disintegrated before the shower was done! I have had much better exfoliating bar scrubs.”


Speaking with LADbible, the hotel’s manager Elaine Fernie said the hotel staff members found the review “highly amusing”.

“In an industry where we are often slated for the slightest issue while doing our best for the guests and with little right to reply, this review has brought a lot of laughter and light relief to thousands of hospitality workers,” Fernie said.

“However it is not our intention to embarrass this guest who obviously thought he had a genuine reason to bring this to our attention.

“The first we knew of the tablet was the review. The tablets are left in every room along with the Steven Brown shortbread and we provide continental breakfasts in all bedrooms.”

According to LADbible, the review was also shared to Twitter attracting the attention of the tablet’s manufacturer, Mrs Tilly’s, who said they were delighted to see their product as an in-room treat, however, “we would like to remind everyone that it is best to eat the deliciously indulgent sweet treat, using it as soap isn’t one of our serving suggestions!”

Latest News

  • Hotels

Minor Hotels announces a new luxury Anantara on Bali’s Seseh Beach

Minor Hotels has signed an agreement to manage a new-build Anantara resort and branded residences on Seseh Beach in Bali, opening in 2027. The news Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Resort will be the first luxury beachfront resort on Seseh Beach and the third Anantara Hotels & Resorts property in Bali. The Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali […]

  • Aviation

Solomon Airlines fills Air Vanuatu gap with flights from Port Vila to Auckland

Solomon Islands’ national carrier will commence direct flights between Port Vila and Auckland from 27 May, using Solomon Airlines aircraft to continue air services linking Vanuatu and New Zealand. Solomon Islands officials together with the Vanuatu Government has worked closely with relevant New Zealand authorities to continue interim flights servicing Auckland from Port Vila. This included […]

  • Aviation

Board Air Canada in Sydney’s CBD via a sleek Light Rail

Visitors flocking to Vivid Sydney will glide through the CBD in the newest addition to the Air Canada fleet – a sleek Light Rail tram wrapped in the airline’s unique livery. The Air Canada-themed tram is part of a new marketing campaign designed to put Air Canada in lights during the Vivid Sydney festival (25 […]

  • Cruise
  • News

Carnival Splendor to the rescue of Aussies and Kiwis left stranded in Vanuatu

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor has come to the aid of a group left stranded in Vanuatu, following the collapse of Air Vanuatu. The group, eight Australians and one New Zealander, were visiting the island of Santo when Air Vanuatu cancelled all flights, leaving them without a way home. Carnival Cruise Line responded by offering […]

  • Hotels

QT Singapore set to open in heritage Eastern Extension Telegraph building

Bookings open today for QT Singapore, in the historic former Eastern Extension Telegraph building along Robinson Road, the first property from QT Hotels & Resorts to open outside Australian and New Zealand. Previously Accor’s So Singapore, then the Hotel Telegraph, QT Singapore will officially launch on September 16 and will feature 134 rooms, ranging in […]

  • Hotels
  • News

Minor Hotels’ Anantara group reimagines the brand as its portfolio surpasses 50 properties

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is marking a significant milestone with a reimagined brand identity as recent openings across Europe, Middle East and Asia have propelled the brand portfolio beyond 50 properties. Part of the Minor Hotels group, the Anantara visual refresh takes an elegant, pared-back approach that enables each hotel’s unique character to shine – […]