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You just don’t want to experience this horrible honeymoon – couple go through hell on their honeymoon

Jetting off to Turkey on their honeymoon, Jodie McGuinness and her new husband looked forward to a relaxing week in the sun after weeks of wedding “chaos”.

The loved-up couple didn’t take much money, planning to make the most of the all-inclusive features and swimming pools at their four-star hotel in Marmaris.

But, they claim, the trip ended up being the “worst week of their lives”, after they encountered a host of issues including a room “like something from a horror movie”.

They allegedly walked in to a soaking wet mattress, “fresh” towels stained with blood and faeces, a damaged hair dryer that “sparked blue lights” and a filthy shower.

They also claim one of the resort’s pools was closed for six days because of faeces. And they say cockroaches, rats and other creatures were present in the hotel.

The couple, from Cardiff, Wales, claim they were given "fresh" towels stained with blood and faeces
The couple, from Cardiff, Wales, claim they were given “fresh” towels stained with blood and faeces(Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
They say one of the hotel's pools was closed for six days because of faeces
They say one of the hotel’s pools was closed for six days because of faeces (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
The newlyweds took this photo of a "dirty" plate in the dining area
The newlyweds took this photo of a “dirty” plate in the dining area (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
Jodie is seen lying beside the pool during the week-long break
Jodie is seen lying beside the pool during the week-long break (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)

“It was literally the worst week I’ve ever had,” Jodie, who was on her first trip away without her two-year-old son, Harrison, exclusively told Mirror Online.

“We went all inclusive because we’re not very well off. I understand it was a budget hotel, but it was meant to be four star and I feel it wasn’t even one star.

“I cried the whole week. I don’t know how we stayed together.”

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The mum, a receptionist at a doctor’s surgery, even claims that she heard staff members joking about terrorism and that they were rude to holidaymakers.

The hotel has said there were no maintenance reports relating to the couple’s room during their honeymoon and that “an ongoing maintenance programme is in place.”

It has also said it “totally refutes” the alleged staff comments.

However, Jodie and Neil are not the only unhappy customers.

Gemmalee Coombes, from Cwmbran, Wales, was a guest at the hotel at the same time as the couple and said the holiday “was a disaster from the moment we left the airport”.

The couple claim the trip ended up being the "worst week of their lives"
The couple claim the trip ended up being the “worst week of their lives”. Above, a “blood-stained” sheet (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
Jodie says she sustained a bruise to her right lower leg after the shower head in her room "broke" and a pipe "smacked into" her
Jodie says she sustained a bruise to her right lower leg after the shower head in her room “broke” and a pipe “smacked into” her (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
She captured this photo of the bruise she allegedly sustained at the hotel
She captured this photo of the bruise she allegedly sustained at the hotel (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)

She told Mirror Online: “I met them [Jodie and Neil] on the flight over. Unfortunately the hotel was not fit for living in, it was not sanitary and had many health and safety concerns.

“We raised these with our designated holiday rep who claimed we are ungrateful and expect too much. I really would not give the hotel a one star [rating].

“The food was not edible, the staff were rude and despite it being a basic hotel there was not one positive aspect of the business.”

She added: “My friend and I paid extra to get early flights home after three days. It really was a disaster… a holiday from hell.”

“I don’t know how we stayed together”

Out of 2,060 traveller ratings on TripAdvisor , the hotel has scored “terrible” 947 times. It has been rated as “poor” 252 times, “average” 319 times, “very good” 342 times and “excellent” 200 times.

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Only yesterday, Darren Harvey, from Maidstone, Kent, took to the site to describe his trip to Pineta Club Hotel as a “holiday from hell”, claiming the venue was “falling to pieces”.

He alleged staff were rude, the food was “poor”, and the towels had holes in them.

Another guest, Ian Smith, from South Shields, claimed that the first room he was placed in had faeces on the headboard, dubbing the hotel “absolutely disgusting”.

The newlyweds say they paid between £700 and £800 for the break
The newlyweds say they paid between £700 and £800 for the break (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
"We turned on the lights to something from horror movie," said Jodie
“We turned on the lights to something from horror movie,” said Jodie (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
The hotel has said there were no maintenance reports relating to the couple's room during their honeymoon
The hotel has said there were no maintenance reports relating to the couple’s room during their honeymoon (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)

Jodie, 26, and her husband, Neil, flew off on their honeymoon on July 10. Two days earlier, they had tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Cardiff’s City Hall in Wales.

“We had an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding,” the bride said. “It was an outdoorsy ceremony. We had the most magical time – and then the honeymoon happened.”

The couple, who had got engaged in Marmaris in June 2012, decided to return to the popular Mediterranean resort town to mark the start of their marriage.

“We thought, ‘let’s go back to where it all started,'” said Jodie.

“We couldn’t wait to get out for a week break for our honeymoon.

“As we were all inclusive, we didn’t take a lot of money as we didn’t really plan on leaving the resort and just wanted a relaxing holiday after all the wedding chaos.”

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The newlyweds say they paid between £700 and £800 for the break.

However, when they arrived at the hotel at around 2am after a “long flight”, they claim they were told by staff members that their room wasn’t ready.

Jodie and Neil, who have been physically and emotionally affected by the honeymoon, are pictured on their flight
Jodie and Neil, who have been physically and emotionally affected by the honeymoon, are pictured on their flight (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
It was their first trip away without two-year-old son, Harrison
It was their first trip away without two-year-old son, Harrison (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
Jodie claims, one day, the only table she and Neil could find in the dining area was dirty
Jodie claims, one day, the only table she and Neil could find in the dining area was dirty (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)

“They said go downstairs and have food and drink and we’ll have a upgraded room for you,” said Jodie. “We were too tired from the long day travelling to disagree.”

She added that it was about an hour later they were taken to their “upgraded room”.

“We turned on the lights to something from horror movie,” the mum wrote in a letter to A1travel.com, the travel agent that she used to book the honeymoon.

She claims there were “open wires” above the pillows, the toilet was “mouldy”, the fridge was cracked and supposedly clean towels were stained with blood and faeces.

“It was truly the worst hotel I have ever been to”

She also alleges that their mattress was wet, as if it had been “thrown in the pool”.

“We sat on the bed and water rose up,” she told Mirror Online.

“It was like someone had put the mattress in the pool. We asked for a dry sheet and they said there was nothing they could do because of the time of the day.

“They eventually threw another soaking wet sheet at us.”

The next morning, the couple went downstairs to the reception desk. But they were allegedly told that there was “nothing they could do”.

The couple had planned to make the most of the all-inclusive features and swimming pools at their four-star hotel
The couple had planned to make the most of the all-inclusive features and swimming pools at their four-star hotel (Image: Jodie Mcguinness)
As they prepared to leave, they claim they discovered they had apparently been locked in their room
As they prepared to leave, they claim they discovered they had apparently been locked in their room(Image: Jodie Mcguinness)

“We were told there were no other rooms to move us to,” said Jodie, who lives in Cardiff.

“They had sent a man up the night before to look at the room… but he didn’t actually help. I would have been happier with just a clean bed and toilet!”

Outside of the bedroom, Jodie claims there were a number of other issues with the hotel, including “dirty plates” and flies in the dining area.

She and Neil had planned to stay at the venue to eat, as all-inclusive guests.

However, she alleges that cockroaches, rats, birds and cats were spotted “on more than one occasion”.

“It was truly the worst hotel I have ever been to,” she said.

“The pool was also closed as someone kept going to poo in it.”

She added that she and barber Neil, 34, went to use another pool at the hotel – only for her to cut her leg on its “damaged and sharp” metal ladder.

“I got out of the pool to find it bleeding quite badly so went to put antiseptic cream on it and a plaster,” Jodie wrote in the letter to A1travel.com.

“Due to the heat over the week, the plaster didn’t stay on but I continued to use the antiseptic cream which I took with me.

A general view of the Pineta Club Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey
A general view of the Pineta Club Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey (Image: Google Streetview)

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