15 Sep '11, 7am

Lost 19,000km away from the hotel they booked, tourists saved by Kiwi's hospitality

WELLINGTON - A South African couple drove in circles in Wellington, New Zealand last Friday after they failed to find their £90(S$177)-a-night Majestic Hotel in Eastbourne on their GPS - until they realised that the hotel was in Eastbourne, England, located 19,000 kilometres away, reported The Dominion Post. Mr Michael Adendorff and his wife only found out the bad news after they pulled into a local pharmacy to ask for directions, and pharmacy employee Ms Linda Burke realised the mistake. Eastbourne, New Zealand, does not even have a hotel. "I booked into the right hotel, just in the wrong country," Mr Adendorff told The Dominion Post. "I don't know how Eastbourne in England popped up in the (hotel) comparisons on the internet." New Zealand hospitality saved the day when Ms Burke offered them a room in her own house for the night. Mr Ardendorff was all praise for Ms Burke....

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110915-0001033/Touris...

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