Brit pensioners claim their hotel was still under construction after spending thousands on Benidorm holiday

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‘BUILDING SITE’: The pensioners were holidaying in Benidorm. CREDIT: Shutterstock


TWO British pensioners holidaying in Benidorm after the death of one’s husband have told the media of their shock at arriving to find their hotel still under construction.

Betty Rickerby, 87, and Barbara Molloy, 75, chose to holiday in Benidorm following the death of the latter’s husband. They booked with Saga to stay in the resort city for a month and paid almost €4,610 each.

The two pensioners told the Liverpool Echo the trip left them on the verge of a ‘mental breakdown’.

“We were there for a month, I complained from day one and they only moved us in the last week,” Mrs Rickerby said.

The pair arrived at the hotel to find a cement mixer parked outside, builders at work and the smell of paint fumes in the air.

Mrs Rickerby, who suffers from a lung condition, said the conditions left her unable to breathe at one point.

A spokesperson for Saga said: “The health and safety of our customers is of utmost importance to us. They are often more stringent than local requirements.”

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