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Premier Inn customer enraged after booking room boasting sea views- ‘Very misleading!’

Premier Inn customer enraged after booking room boasting sea views- ‘Very misleading!’

A furious dad has slammed Premier Inn after an advert led him to believe he was checking into a room with sea views. Roger Luke, 69, and his partner Irene Blower, 62, arrived at the hotel in Swansea last month after the website claimed guests would enjoy a “sailor’s life” as the hotel is “slap bang on the marina with views of the sea and surrounding hills”.

It also noted that those staying would be able to “enjoy the spectacular scenery”.

When the couple arrived on June 13 for a post-lockdown trip, they were shocked to find the entire building wrapped in white sheets, looking like a “construction site with no views”.

When the couple checked into the £35 room, they were gutted to look out the window and see the famed “sea views” obscured by poles and opaque netting- leaving the room “very dark”.

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Despite a note on the Premier Inn website saying that there are “restricted views”, Mr Luke argues he is the victim of “false advertising” as there are “no views whatsoever”.

Mr Luke told the Mirror: “We’ve stayed in this hotel several times and when we got there I said to my partner ‘we’re in the wrong place, this is a construction site here by the look of it’.

“We rang [Premier Inn] from the carpark to see if they’d purchased another hotel or if this hotel was closed, but they said they were round the front.

A Premier Inn spokesperson said: “Our Swansea Waterfront hotel is undergoing essential refurbishment as our booking journey makes clear. So, guests are aware works are taking place on their planned stay date before they make the decision to book.”

Premier Inn confirmed they have since updated their website to make it “even clearer” that there were no views – now stating rooms will have “obscured views from the windows as there is scaffolding to the exterior of the building”.

Additional reporting by Helen Le Caplain.

Duke of Cambridge visits England changing room after Euro 2020 final to share message

Duke of Cambridge visits England changing room after Euro 2020 final to share message

England were visited by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, following their heartbreaking defeat by Italy on penalties at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were beaten 3-2 on spot-kicks after the two teams drew 1-1 over the preceding 120 minutes.

Marcus Rashford hit the post with his attempt while Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka both saw their shots saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Jordan Pickford made two saves, including from penalty specialist Jorginho, but Donnarumma’s save from Saka won it for Italy.

It was a cruel way to end a brilliant tournament for England, who reached their first European Championship final and first major final of any kind since 1966.

Things had started exceptionally well when Luke Shaw smashed Southgate’s side ahead after just two minutes.

But Leonardo Bonucci’s close-range equaliser from a corner ensured it went the distance and penalties once again were England’s downfall.

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“I just said to them we could have no recriminations,” he said when asked what he told the players in a huddle on the pitch after penalties.

“We win and lose together. Nobody is left on their own. The calls on the penalties were my own. My decision to ask the players to take the penalties they did, so they have got to walk away from here heads held high.

“They’ve done more than any other team over the last 50 or so years. The players should be incredibly proud of what they’ve done.

“Tonight is hard, of course, because to get so close, you know those opportunities in your life are incredibly rare.”

Italy came into the game unbeaten in 33 matches and their shoot-out victory means they have now won six major trophies.

England star Raheem Sterling explains dressing room celebrations ahead of Italy clash

England star Raheem Sterling explains dressing room celebrations ahead of Italy clash

England star Raheem Sterling has reacted after his side’s 2-1 Euro 2020 win over Denmark on Wednesday night. The Three Lions have made the final of the European Championships for the first time in their history. And football is now just one match away from coming home…

England beat Denmark 2-1 in front of a raucous Wembley crowd.

The visitors took the lead courtesy of an excellent free kick from Mikkel Damsgaard, whose swerving effort gave Jordan Pickford no chance between the sticks.

But then England upped the ante – and were rewarded.

Sterling forced an own goal from Simon Kjaer, who put the ball into his own net after some brilliant work from Bukayo Saka on the right wing.

And Harry Kane then scored a penalty in extra time to send the Three Lions through, with England now one victory away from ending 55 years of hurt. 

And Sterling, speaking after the game, has insisted England players will celebrate the win afterwards – but won’t go overboard ahead of Sunday’s massive showdown with Italy.

“It was a top performance. We had to dig in deep,” he said.

“It was the first time we conceded but we responded well and showed good spirit.

“We knew it would be difficult. We stayed patient and we knew the legs and aggressiveness we have in the team we’d be okay.

“It’s another step in the right direction. We have to focus on the weekend now. It’s step-by-step. We know what football means to this country. The energy, the atmosphere…It was top.

“Now we have Italy. We will celebrate a little bit then focus on Italy.”

Pundits in the ITV studio were also delighted.

Emma Hayes said: “Finding words to describe something that the entire country will be overwhelmed with is impossible.

“I feel so emotional to be here, this is a wonderful time for football in this country.

“These footballers, Gareth Southgate and his staff, deserve all the plaudits.

“They’ve brought joy to all of us.”

Ian Wright singled out Sterling for praise, insisting he was the best player on the pitch.

“I’ll just say one name, Raheem Sterling,” he said.

“He’s attacked this tournament, and again today I think he was the difference.

“I’m delighted for him, I’m delighted for Gareth and I’m delighted for this country.”

And Gary Neville reacted by saying: “Denmark played a brilliant game, they faded a bit towards the end, but I have to say Gareth Southgate, his team, his staff, all of them, they’ve been absolutely unbelievable.

“Everyone is mesmerised in this stadium right now.

“The standard of leaders in this country in the past couple of years has been poor.

“Looking at [Southgate], that’s everything a leader should be.

“He’s respectful, he’s humble, he tells the truth, he’s genuine, he’s fantastic. Unbelievable, he’s done a great job.”

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Elvis Presley: ‘Unusual’ aspect of Graceland’s dining room The King kept when he moved in

Elvis Presley: ‘Unusual’ aspect of Graceland’s dining room The King kept when he moved in

Elvis Presley famously lived at Graceland from 1957-1977 and made a number of additions and changes to the property including the Jungle Room. The Memphis mansion was previously owned by the Moore family and there was one “unusual” part of the home that The King kept the same. This “unique” aspect of Graceland is located in its dining room to this day.

Earlier this year, Express.co.uk took part in a virtual live tour of the Graceland mansion that was expertly guided by in-house archivist Angie Marchese.

While in the dining room, she pointed out the two buddha statues at the end of the room on either side, sitting on shelves in the corners.

Angie said: “Now the really cool thing about this is these built-in bookshelves and buddhas were here when Elvis bought Graceland, which is so unusual.

“So the Moores actually had these here and Elvis just loved them.”

When Lisa Marie is at Graceland, the staff turn on the 1970s era kitchen appliances, which are kept off during tours for fire safety.

Angie also shared how Elvis’ daughter likes to sit in the porch area just outside The Jungle Room.

It’s the same spot that The King’s grandmother Minnie Mae like to relax in, which isn’t surprising considering the view of the horses.

After the tour’s conclusion, a fan asked Angie: “When Priscilla and Lisa Marie visit Graceland do they listen to records on the jukebox in the TV room and do any of the family members play either the piano in the Music Room or the one in the Racquetball court? And do they ever swim in the pool?”

Angie said: “They have listened to music in the house, but not in the jukebox on the record players.

“I have never seen any of the family play the pianos.

“But we do keep them tuned and clean to preserve them as instruments in case they want to.

“No swimming in the pool either. Their favourite thing to do is ride golf carts all over the property.”

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Elvis Presley's family share what The King really called the Jungle Room – WATCH

Elvis Presley's family share what The King really called the Jungle Room – WATCH

According to Rolling Stone, it was a journalist who first referred to the Den as the Jungle Room.

Of course, Elvis didn’t have the Den furnished in the way it remains today until 1974. While for the first 17 years he lived at Graceland, the space looked totally different.

According to the Memphis mansion’s official website: “This room was once the exterior access to the basement.

“In the 1960s, during one of Elvis’ home improvement projects, it was added to the back of the house – first as a screened in porch and then closed in as a room a few years later.”

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