Inside ‘dungeon’ hotel with mushrooms growing on walls as guests told ‘stay away’


Guests who have stayed at the Goodwood Hotel, in London, slammed the hotel with mould on its walls and mushrooms growing inside, with one guest saying they would be better on a park bench

Numerous trip advisor reviews slammed the Goodwood Hotel in London
Numerous trip advisor reviews slammed the Goodwood Hotel in London

One of London’s worst-rated hotels has been dubbed so bad, one guest recommended future guests “bring a hazmat suit”.

The Goodwood Hotel, in London, has an average 1.5 star rating on Trip Advisor, with guests sharing their horror stories of staying there.

Pictures taken of their stays show suspicious stains on mattresses, mould and damp, including mushrooms growing on walls and a hole in the wall.

Some pleaded with potential guests to “NOT STAY HERE” as others called it a “dungeon”.

Annie O stayed shortly before Christmas and wrote: “The hygiene standards were appalling and the glasses given us for water were dirty.”

Guests photographed clumps of hair in their showers
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One guest said they would have gotten a refund had they been able to
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Graham S, who stayed a month earlier, recommended people stay on a park bench instead.

He said: “Don’t bother staying here, you would be better off on a park bench, we had to tune the TV in, there’s no wardrobe, the double room has two single beds six inches apart, there was a gap at the door you could almost fit a loaf of bread under it, if I could get a refund I would.”

Some of the rooms were described as so small you could touch both walls at once and some guests found mouse droppings in their rooms and mini bugs in the bathroom.

One simply called it a “proper s***hole”.

Trevor, another guest, said: “Dirty, dusty, grimy and uncomfortable do not begin to describe this hole-in-the-wall.

“Fifty narrow steep steps strewn with housekeeping equipment and towels led past a common wc without a lock on the door to a room that in no way resembled the online description. The TV never worked, even after repeated complaints.

More than one guest said they did not feel safe at the hotel
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“The windows were dirty, the walls cracked, paint-peeled and plaster patched, most surfaces were dusty, and the beds were little more than cloth-covered metal springs.

“All in all, there was nothing to recommend about this place.”

Not all the reviews were negative though, although the vast majority were.

One complimented the beds and wrote they were “not at all bad and the best part about the whole experience.”

One three star-rating called it “not a nightmare” and a few others said you got what you paid for.

Mould growing on the ceilings of the Goodwood hotel
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One of the rare five star ratings from D. W. Whitehouse from Manchester said: “£49.50 for a double room right in the Centre of London, absolute bargain!!

“We had a friendly welcome from the receptionist (Thursday 29th Nov at 7pm) the bed was extremely comfortable and the room was a nice size, plenty of power sockets which is always a bonus. We will be staying again, thank you.”

However, most of the reviews could be summed up by one punters review title, simply: “BAD BAD BAD”.

The owners of the hotel were approached for comment.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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