Man thrown out of hotel for writing review

A CANCER patient is furious after he claims he was thrown out of a Blackpool hotel – because the manager accused him of writing an online travel review.

Adrian Healey, from Croyden, Surrey, who has just finished chemotherapy for 14 tumours, had booked in to the Golden Beach hotel, on New South Promenade, to enjoy his first break since being diagnosed 18 months ago.

But Mr Healey, 33, and his partner Sherrie Andrews, 33, claim they were asked to leave two days into their three night stay, after the manager stormed into their room, accusing them of writing an online review, and called the police.

Mr Healey, who was due to check out on September 4, was forced to drive back 280 miles the evening before. He said: "I couldn't believe it when we were asked to leave.

"We had been there a day when they said we couldn't get back in our rooms because they were recarpeting, and we didn't complain – all we asked was if we could have an extra towel.

"Then, on our second evening, he banged on the door and told us to get out, accusing us of writing a review on Trip Advisor, and said he would call the police."

Blackpool Police confirmed they had been called to the hotel to remove a man who had not committed an offence.

Mr Healey has only just returned to work as a Tesco manager after sick leave to receive chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

He added: "I was shocked when the police arrived, and we just agreed to leave. We asked for a refund but the hotel refused.

"I think it is shocking and people need to know about this."

A spokesman said: "Police officers were called to the Golden Beach Hotel just before 8pm on Thursday.

"No offence had been committed by the couple, but the manager had requested them to leave the property. We advised the couple how to go about getting a refund. This is a civil matter."

Bosses at the Golden Beach declined to comment when contacted by The Gazette.