He has a travel show on radio and podcast. Last week he was giving his opinions about TA hotel reviews. He claims they are all fabricated that people are paid to post good reviews.
Now I am not sure about other cities as I mostly stay in a hotel in Amsterdam only.
But I have found the reviews to be both positive and negative.
It is very difficult if you have budgetary considerations. Take for example I have just booked at the Kyook hotel. Now I understand as someone says it is not the Ritz. And there are negative posts there but my main concern is the cleanliness and there are only good things on that. the main negatives are the small shower and the only 1 bathroom per floor. Admittedly not a great thing. but I believe I will be ok. (haha no not outside haha )
THe problem is that I am looking at Jan 1. week and everything is locked up. I feel lucky to get this room at $40 per night with a breakfast. the nearest one would be $60 so why look for trouble. but my point is, why is frommer speading these lies about the reviews. I have seen the good and the bad. I understand what I am getting into. is it strictly a competitor web site? i would be surprised as he positions himself as a sort of patriarch of the industry.Edited: 04 September 2011, 04:44