Grandads plan legal action after being ‘forced to share bed' in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca

HOLIDAY HELL: Lifelong pals plan to take legal action after three in a bed nightmare. CREDIT: Liverpool Echo

THREE British grandads, who spent nearly €3,500 on a trip to Benidorm, claim their dream holiday was wrecked when they were forced to share a bed in their plush hotel room.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the trio paid over €1,000 each for the lads’ break over the Christmas and New Year period, and now the intend to take legal action.
Frank Christian, John Hough, both 71, and Bernard Fitzgibbon, 69, had reportedly been promised three single beds during their stay at the luxurious Flash hotel, when booking through Hayes Travel.
But on arrival, the lifelong pals claim staff knew nothing about the reservation, and could only offer them a double room with two single beds.
This meant they had to sleep lengthways to fit into the beds.
The pensioners were apparently offered a €1,180 refund between them after complaining to the travel agent, with €350 in travel vouchers.
But the unhappy friends told the local press this isn’t good enough, and intend to take legal action against Hays Travel.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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