Why you should never trust the photos hotels post on their websites

Booking a holiday online is a minefield of staged photos, forced perspective and fisheye lenses.

Thankfully, with the advent of the internet, we can now find more realistic portrayals of hotels that have been somewhat madeover online, by people who have actually been there.

Oyster.com and sites like it exist for exactly this reason - to let you know what you'll be actually getting.

Their 'fakeouts' photo series does exactly this, naming and shaming the worst incidences they see of misleading advertising.

Swipe the photos below:

Inn at Seaside:

Sandals Carlyle Inn:

Comfort Suites:

Dream Downtown hotel:

L'Enfant Plaza hotel:

Look at the view...

Holiday Inn Express, San Juan:

Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa:

Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas:

Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana:

Can you imagine?

Picture: iStock
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