Nov 10, 2012
When we arrived at the Bowerey Whitehouse (which is an absolute dump not worthy for animals to sleep in let alone humans), we enquired if there had been any recent bed bug activity. The girl at reception said no. We checked the bed in room 203 and could not find evidence of bed bugs, as it was covered in a protective bed casing. We left our luggage and went out for the evening.
When we returned around 2 am, we saw one bug on our bed. We collected the bug and took it reception. The guy working at that time said it "may not be a bed bug", but he suggested moving us to a room on the fourth floor. We asked him to contact other nearby hotels to see if we could move hotels rather, but everything was booked up. So we went to room 406. We slept, but around 4 am, we awoke, itchy, and when we turned on the light there were 20-30 bugs crawling all over the bed. My wrists, ankles, back and leg are covered in swollen, itchy red spots. I have bits on my face near my eye and cheek.
This place flat out lied to us and deserves to be shut down! When I asked if they were going to shut down to do fumigation and alert the other travellers, the reception people did not seem concerned at all.DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
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