21 Jun, 2019 @ 17:05
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British mother shocked after being quoted €35,000 for 3-star hotel stay on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Hotel Club Palia La Roca
Hotel Club Palia La Roca

A BRITISH mum booking a holiday for her family was left stunned after being quoted more than €30,000 for a three-star resort on the Costa del Sol. 

Rachael Morrell was browsing easyJet for a 10-night all inclusive stay when she saw a Benalmadena hotel that ticked all the boxes.

However she could not quite believe the £32,949 price tag – more than the average UK salary.

Other searches for the package holiday at the Hotel Club Palia La Roca departing from different UK airports were also advertised as being around £30,000 for a family of four.

A similar deal at another nearby five star hotel, however, cost less than half that price.

Rachael’s screenshots showed how her holiday would cost her £32,949 between July 29 to August 8 for four people in one room from Newcastle to Malaga.

The same stay at the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa in Marbella amounts to £13,789.

She uploaded the images online, saying: “Is there something extra special about this hotel for this price?”

The Hotel Club Palia La Roca boasts a 4/5 rating on TripAdvisor is just metres from the beach and offers an all inclusive option as well as a kids club for children.

easyJet has since removed the offer from its website while a spokesman told MailOnline the extortionate quote was given in error.

He said: “We’d like to say thanks for alerting us to this simple error.

“We have put a temporary hold on the sale of this particular hotel while we look in to what has happened in the background.

“We hope to have it fixed and available at the correct price to book again as quickly as possible.”

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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1 Comment

  1. Seriously? A whole page article over a typo? Did this woman have nothing better to do with her time? Talk about ten minutes of fame.

    Location : Estepona

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