What do guests actually say when they leave negative hotel reviews?

Where do negative hotel reviews come from? An IT company analysed 1- and 2-star hotel reviews and extracted the most salient words appearing in these negative reviews. Then they ranked these words according to their frequency. And here are the results, which although not being surprising, are quite informative of what people think.

The 2 most popular words are ‘room’ and ‘hotel’ (or ‘motel’) that are about the domain of the analysis and not about the content. The next words are actually more meaningful. ‘Dirty’ and ‘beds’ score more than 10% each and clearly indicate what’s important for hotel customers. Then come ‘staff’, ‘smell’, ‘front desk’, ‘location’, ‘rude’, and ‘smoke’, each with more than 5% of total, and these are secondary factors that people also find important. Surprisingly, ‘cheap’ is down the bottom of the list – the price isn’t the main thing that matters.

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What do guests actually say when they leave negative hotel reviews?

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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