A couple "fined" by a hotel after they wrote a damning review about it are to be given a refund, a Blackpool council said.
Tony and Jan Jenkinson said they were charged an extra €125 after describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "filthy, stinking hovel" on TripAdvisor.
When they queried the charge, they were told it was incurred under a "no bad review policy" included in the terms and conditions.
The couple stopped at the hotel on their way to Oxford, paying €42 for a night in a double room.
But they said they encountered a string of problems, prompting Mr Jenkinson (above) to post the review on August 30 in which he branded the hotel a "filthy, dirty, rotten, stinking hovel".
The Jenkinsons said they later discovered the £100 charge on their credit card statement.