NATIONAL: British grandmother says her holiday to Benidorm was ruined by '˜too many Spanish people'Â

A British tourist has claimed that her holiday to the Spanish resort of Benidorm was ruined because there was '˜too many Spanish people'.Â

Monday, 13th August 2018, 6:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
She was on holiday in Benidorm

Freda Jackson, 81, says that she was left in tears at the end of her two-week holiday to the popular Alicante destination. 

And she believes that Spanish people should holiday in other destinations in the country instead of Benidorm. 

The pensioner told The Mirror: '˜The hotel was full of Spanish holidaymakers and they really got on our nerves because they were just so rude.

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She was on holiday in Benidorm

'˜One evening a Spanish guy nearly knocked me flying and he just walked off without even apologising.

'˜The entertainment in the hotel was all focused and catered for the Spanish - why can't the Spanish go somewhere else for their holidays?' 

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The Grandmother-of-six booked to stay at the Poseidon Playa, which is just on the outskirts of Benidorm - which is a popular tourist destination with British holidaymakers. 

She and a 61-year-old friend paid £1,133 for the trip and she is demanding a refund from travel agents Thomas Cook. 

The pair were not notified that their flights had been changed and were given a room on the 14th floor despite requesting ground floor access. 

Frida described her dream holiday as being '˜totally ruined' as well as being a disaster from '˜start to finish'. 

Thomas Cook initially offered her £75 holiday voucher as compensation but then they made an improved offer of £566 to be split between her and her friend after the initial offer was turned down. 

She says she has yet to respond to the second offer from Thomas Cook. 

A Thomas Cook spokesman told The Mirror: '˜Due to a system error Ms Jackson was not informed of a change to her flights until six days before departure.

'˜We are very sorry for the inconvenience this caused and are investigating to make sure it doesn't happen again.

'˜We have offered Ms Jackson and her travel companion a gesture of goodwill to try and put things right which we hope she will accept.'