A guest house in Scotland went viral after an American holidaymaker mistook their complimentary fudge for a bar of soap and mentioned it in his review.
The tourist stayed at The Pink House in Portree on the Isle of Skye. He gave the hotel a 9/10 rating as he definitely had a great time but the only thing that he did not like was the shower experience.
“Location and view were superb. Very clean and had everything we needed,” the reviewer, known as Thomas, wrote.
“You have got to do something with that brown tablet bar of soap you put on each of our beds.
“Not only was it gritty and left an oily residue but disintegrated before the shower was done! I have had much better exfoliating bar scrubs.”
When contacted by LADbible, the hotel’s manager, Elaine Fernie, said: “Myself and staff member found this highly amusing.In an industry where we are often slated for the slightest issue while doing our best for the guests and with little right to reply, this review has brought a lot of laughter and light relief to thousands of hospitality workers.
“However it is not our intention to embarrass this guest who obviously thought he had a genuine reason to bring this to our attention.
“The first we knew of the tablet was the Booking.com review. The tablets are left in every room along with the Steven Brown shortbread and we provide continental breakfasts in all bedrooms.”
The manager added: “I absolutely will continue to leave these in bedrooms as Scottish treats alongside the shortbread. I am seriously considering explaining this is a sweet treat and not a soap even though it does state it is confectionery with a list of ingredients on it.”
The manufacturer of the tablet, Mrs. Tilly’s, also wrote: “While we are delighted to see our Famous Scottish Tablet as an in-room treat in a guest house in the beautiful Skye, we would like to remind everyone that it is best to eat the deliciously indulgent sweet treat, using it as soap isn’t one of our serving suggestions!”
One internet user commented: “What a waste. They don’t know what they missed!”
Another wrote: “I do NOT want to know what Thomas does with Toblerone.”
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