7 Hilariously Bad TripAdvisor Reviews of World-Famous Attractions

We’re sure you probably have endless places on your bucket list, some of which might be famous tourist attractions. But actually, consumers are 21% more likely to leave a review after a negative experience than a positive one. When it came to the world’s most popular tourist attractions this was no different, as a new study by Uswitch shows. As for the most complained about attraction in the world? It’s none other than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

And the reviews for these world-famous attractions are so bad they’re funny!

People spent 402 hours writing about their bad experiences at the Eiffel Tower, equating to 17.5 days worth of negativity just on one very iconic attraction. Although no other attraction came close to this, Rome’s historic Colosseum racked up an impressive 41 hours or 1.7 days of negative review writing online.

The study took a list of the world’s biggest tourist landmarks and then used Tripadvisor to look at the first 50 pages of its “poor” and “terrible” reviews to find the ones most complained about.

The Eiffel Tower is the Most Complained About Attraction in the World

1. Eiffel Tower

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“Big hunk of steel that acts as a reference for Navigation. Nothing special, too commercial.”

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2. Colosseum

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“There is actually nothing in the inside… I regret it.”

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3. Big Ben (under construction until 2021)

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“Big Ben is at moment packed in as it was the most ugliest gift for Christmas. Why not do it a little more fancy??”

4. Pyramids of Giza

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“So what has Egypt done since the pyramids? This is the question that kept running through my mind. These majestic and awe inspiring structures are set amongst the most dilapidated and filthy surroundings.”

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5. Statue of Liberty

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“Its just a statue in the middle of the water, not as big as we thought.”

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6. Hollywood sign

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“Overrated. My teenager asked “why are here?” I wasn’t sure! Some how we were led to believe it’s a tourist attraction!”

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7. Sydney Opera House

Sample bad review from TripAdvisor:

“If you like brown concrete with Dim lighting you’re in for a treat. Life is too short – do something else.”

Taj Mahal, Berlin Wall, and Grand Canyon’s South Rim round out the list.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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