A HOTEL has criticized the behavior of a British tourist who cracked his head during a pool dive, disappeared at sea and reappeared petting a camel.
The manager of the Sunprime C-Lounge hotel in Turkey hit back at the allegations detailed in the tourist’s rambling one-star TripAdvisor review.
Holidaymaker Chris R. from Leeds wrote about the Alanya hotel on the review site, claiming it had “poor management staff”.
He said he saved up all year to spend £1,500 on his partner’s birthday on his first holiday since childhood.
But he outlined everything he felt was wrong about his stay.
Chris said he was shocked when they arrived to find their hotel room facing a construction site and complained to hotel staff.
He also claimed he hit his head on the bottom of the pool and split his head open, suggesting there were no signs warning visitors not to dive.
He then said he swam in the sea to “clean his head” – but when he got out the manager “yelled and verbally abused me”.
“The police came to my room and told me to sleep in after I told them what happened and they removed the manager and tour guide from my room,” Chris wrote.
“I was in bed when the tour guide came into my room and told me that the manager doesn’t want me in his hotel anymore and that we have 15 minutes to pack up and leave.
“We only booked in the early hours that morning and by 11:30pm we were both sitting on the beach with our suitcases.
“We didn’t have money to go to the hospital, so they were willing to leave us homeless in Turkey with a head injury.”
The Leeds man was furious that he would never return to the hotel.
But the Sunprime C-Lounge manager hit back at Chris’ claims.
They wrote: “Our hotel is an ocean front hotel that has beach view rooms and also beach view rooms.
“He booked a land view room and got what he booked.
“The next day around 8:30pm, during dinner, our managers received a call from the front desk about a guest jumping into the pool.
“The pool is closed for swimming at 7pm and after that hour there is no lifeguard around the pool.
“There is a 1m x 1.5m billboard on the right side of our pool with both warnings in English.”
The manager claimed Chris kept diving into the pool while it was closed and ended up smashing his head.
They said: “Girlfriend said he was drunk at the time. When we saw Mr. Chris R.’s fractured skull, we were very concerned.
“We offered him to go to the doctor or to the hospital. He was in the blood with a long tear, almost 5 cm.
“He insisted he was fine but we didn’t want him to fall asleep and lose his conscience like that.
“We kindly asked his girlfriend to keep him awake and tell us if he fell asleep. He wanted to close the door and go to sleep.”
The manager claimed Chris was “pissed” about the cost of medical care – and wouldn’t even see a pharmacist.
They wrote: “He definitely did not accept a medical examination and ran to the sea. His worried girlfriend followed her.
“Five minutes later she came back sobbing, crying in panic and asking for help.
“She said [us] Chris went very far into the dark sea and disappeared, never reappearing.”
The manager said hotel staff, other guests, police and rescue teams launched a massive search for Chris, fearing he had been dragged out to sea.
But the Brit was soon found safe and sound on the side of the main road.
“When we got to the main road, he was petting a camel by the side of the road,” the manager wrote.
“When the representative tried to speak to him, he cursed him and ran to the hotel.”
They added: “He verbally abused the tour guide, hotel manager, staff and other guests.
“He ran through the corridors completely naked, throwing his fists and banging on the walls/doors.”
In the end, the hotel said it decided to kick Chris out because of the “discomfort” he was causing other guests.
The Sun Online has contacted the Sunprime C-Lounge Hotel for comment.
The hotel has an “excellent” average rating of 4.5 stars out of five.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6961522/hotel-slams-worst-brit-abroad-stroking-camel/ Hotel slams ‘worst Brit abroad’ who broke his head on a pool dive before ‘disappearing at sea and surfacing to pet a camel’