Really dodgy reviews of our Hotel online!
We are having a late afternoon civil ceremony (reg office) then going onto a Hotel for our reception which will be basically a party! No speeches or sit down meals, will have a buffet & DJ.
Ever since we booked it last year it has had average to bad reviews on Trip Advisor. I contacted a couple of reviewers that had been married there previously & they reassured me that although fairly basic it was fine. Food not gourmet but ok. We are having a small wedding on a small budget so it suited us fine. BUT some of the reviews for the accommodation in the last few months have been awful. The last one is horrific, saying they found a used condom in the room!!! Sorry if tmi.
So, now I am really worried about the state of the rooms, mainly the cleanliness. When we went to put a deposit down last year I voiced my concerns to the wedding planner about the bad reviews & she reassured me they had sorted out any issues & the whole Hotel had had a major clean up. Seems they have let things slip again, badly.
We will probably have only 7/8 friends staying over night there and one of them is my best friend who is extremely fussy! I cant bear her to see the reviews she will freak. Its £75 a night so not exactly dirt cheap. The trouble is its a few miles to another Hotel & Im sure people would rather just stagger upstairs rather than book cabs to somewhere else or not drink & drive home.
What do I do now? Do I send out invites & tell them some rooms are reserved for my guests or give them the option of staying somewhere else? Bit awkward. Do I pitch up to the Hotel in the morning & demand to inspect the rooms my guests have reserved. (Take a bottle of bleach! lol)
Kept thinking about this when I went to bed last night.