I wrote a review after our first visit in July 2012. We returned in Septermber 2012 and were concerned they were so enthusiastic about this Snake Oil, and pushing us too hard to try it. I didn’t want to enter an argument so didn't say what I thought of it, so when they left they must have decided we thought it was good. Big mistake on my part.
I was dubious about going again. When I’m in a guest house, I want to be able to relax. I do not want to have to fend off fanatical conversations.
After we left things went from bad to worse. In October, we received an e-mail about the Snake Oil. I ignored it. In January 2013 yet another arrived, announcing they would phone if we didn’t reply. I replied, explaining clearly I considered the product a scam. They responded, assuring me they wouldn’t mention the product to us again. In February 2013 they sent us an sms!
Quite frankly, I don’t like being hassled. There’s now no way we’ll go back, and I don’t feel I can recommend this place with any enthusiasm. The choice is yours, unlike most places near Alton Towers they often have free rooms. But can you put up with their fanatical views and pushing of Snake Oil. Arguing against it is no good. Evidence in favour of the product is scientific proof - which mostly comes from the manufacturers. Anything against it is obviously Wrong, and placed on the Internet by the product’s [many] Enemies! Perhaps it’s best to say you’re already taking It, and it has cured your wooden leg. Or you could try selling them London Bridge.
In their defence, I do stress they really believe in this product, and believe it has done them good. That’s one reason they’re pushing it. But it’s pyramid selling, and if you try it, and get your friends to try it, it will increase their profit. Clearly this encourages them to push it.
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