BRAND NEW: Photo Fakeouts That Are Straight-Up Shocking

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Throughout our hours and hours of travel and hotel investigating, we’ve come across quite a few photo fakeouts: Situations where the hotel website showed the property as one way, and we found it to be a totally different way when we arrive. Like in the case of “crowd-free” beaches, “delicious” buffets, “massive” pools. And we’ve become quite famous for our discovery of these sneaky marketing ploys.

So today we’re sharing our latest findings: from deceptive bathroom staging, to disappearing pool crowds, to even a magically moving Acropolis, hotels we’ve visited recently have been up to plenty of tricks. Trust us, you’ve got to click through and see for yourself >>

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