Original article from Kent Live
A Bexley woman suffering from a brain tumour spent a miserable week in Tenerife after arriving to find her 4* hotel derelict.
Sue Connor jetted off for a holiday of a lifetime only to be left "gutted" when she and a friend arrived by coach at the boarded-up hotel.
After being warned by her doctor that the tumour could soon leave her blind, she hoped to treat herself to sun, sea and sand before heading home for treatment.
Sue, who recently suffered a bleed on the brain and faced a life-changing diagnosis, was forced to find alternative accommodation after the hotel fell through.
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The 42-year-old arrived at the Marina Hotel where windows and doors were covered in boards and the place deserted.
Sue told The Mirror : "We were booked into a 4* accommodation with everything on-site but when we arrived the hotel was completely closed down and like a building site."
"Live wires were hanging out of the walls and all the apartments were ripped out. The reception was full of old cookers and there was red tape around the pool.
"I had nowhere to go in a completely different country at 6pm. I was completely stranded with a brain tumour and no accommodation at all."
Sue described having to walk around for two hours trying to find a way to get back to the airport, but with her health not at its best, she nearly collapsed.
After falling out with her travel companion, Sue had to fork out all but €20 (£17) from her €200 spending money on an apartment half-an-hour bus ride from the tourist centre.
Without money and with nothing to do Sue spent a miserable week inside watching television before catching her flight back to the UK.
Sue is now complaining to travel company Teletext Holidays and asking why they sent her to a hotel that has long been closed down.
She said: "I have had the holiday from hell. I have had the worst holiday I could ever imagine and I am going back more stressed out than I started.
"It’s unfair, unnecessary and most of all incompetent on every level."