If used in a negative way means cheap and trashy.
If in a positive one it means plenty to do,plenty of noisy entertainment.
Boozy Brits in football shirts.
this term was used in a most recent review of the Sol G. did not sound positive to me.
Actually, I thought it looked quite nice from the pictures. (Never been myself.) But I have seen the term in reviews, and I suspect that at least some of the people that use it in a negative way may have an impression that is based on the television series.
Just watched a bit of the first episode on you-tube. It looks hilarious.Edited: 03 May 2013, 15:18
Thanks for the info i too was unsure about the phrase (i do love the TV series though)
It was actually the other way round. The TV programe was created because of the real holiday place in Spain called Bemidorm- And yes the place (wrt the tourists) is really like that. The other term we brits use that means the same sort of place is Buttlins. This was a 70's style holiday camp, that ran into the 80/90's and latterly got used by large stag/hen booze bashes. I think 1 or 2 are still going (trying to go back to family style).
Either way both Benidorms and Buttlins type hotels should be avoided unless you want to party all night get drunk and enjoy a fight..
Oh - and I love the programe too- got every one on DVD!Edited: 03 May 2013, 18:25
good to know; yet again only one person's opinion of the Sol G.
Its a derogratory term to illustrate the type of people going on holiday.
Its used extensivly on cruise forums.The larger ships sometimes attract loud,boozy Brits in football shirts, sporting tattooss[and that's just the women!]
I read the review.Having just been to the Sol for the first time I could not quite see the comparison.
Bear in mind we were there at Easter when it was initially heaving I was pleasantly surprised by the clientelle there.
I saw no evidence of drunkeness,football shirts or loud behaviour.
The guests were generally well behaved,polite and not at all loud or obnoxious.
I am a bit fussy as well,so if I thought the behaviour was acceptable then it can't have been too bad.
The only thing I wasn't keen on was the loud music blaring away around the pool.
As soon as you were a short distance away from that area the noise was not a problem.
We had a lovely relaxed week there and met some decent folk.
I would go back any time.
Still the reviewer is entitled to their opinion.They after all were comparing it to a previous visit a few years ago.They noticed some changes.
ok thats me stoke shirt left at home when we go..lol. Regards Gavin.