Camborne in Cornwall has been given a rare ‘ghetto status’ rating by tourism review website, holidaysuk.co.uk.
Reviewer Malcolm Lovell’s less than complimentary review focused on the town’s after hours entertainment, saying:
“Camborne’s night life was jaw dropping, reminiscent of a David Attenborough documentary. I witnessed a group of woman squatting down in the street, drinking and urinating at the same time”.
Lovell also had gripes about the guest house he stayed in:
“My stay at Park-An-Tansy’s Guest House was marred by filth.The wallpaper was hanging off, the bathtub had weeds growing in it, and I found a snake’s skin in my pillowcase.”
Website owner, Andy Vardon, 24, said: “we were obliged to review Camborne after one of our website users described the place as a ‘no-go zone’. The way I see it is, we have to give honest reviews.
“Camborne’s the first place to receive our ghetto status rating, the lowest rating out of the 5 ratings we give. It’s not Malcolm’s fault that he saw the things he did. He’s still recovering from his ordeal.”
Market co-ordinator, Keith Bosanko, 58, said: “Camborne’s got a bad enough name as it is, without some idiot giving us a bad review. It’s not on.”
Shop assistant, Sarah Reun, 19, said: “I think the site should do another review at some point. Give the place another chance. Not sure if it’d make much difference, but it’s only fair.”