A COUPLE who have just returned from a nightmare holiday in Turkey plan to sue the travel company.
Jean Brook, 47, of Crosland Moor, and Kevin Booth, 41, of Linthwaite, had to fork out hundreds of pounds when they were transferred from a filthy hotel to a self-catering apartment.
They had paid £948 for the all-inclusive two-week break to the Golden Orange Hotel in Marmaris.
But on arrival at their destination they immediately asked to be moved - as did about 30 more holiday-makers during their stay.
The food and add-ons eventually cost the couple a further £400.
The couple's plight was featured in the Examiner while they were still on holiday.
Jean said her first impression of the foyer of the three-star Golden Orange Hotel was: "What a dump."
"It was full of flies," she said. "The Turkish lads were fast asleep on chairs.
"And we quickly realised the rooms weren't OK when a couple with a son came back to reception where we were waiting. They said no way were they staying in that."
Jean has been to eastern Europe and Africa and considers herself a hardened traveller. But she was horrified when she was shown to her room.
"They weren't just filthy. They were disgustingly dirty.
"There were no sheets or towels.
"When you lay on the bed it just felt like something was crawling over you. You couldn't see anything but it just felt like your skin was itching."
A quick tour of the hotel revealed more unpleasant sights. "There was vomit on the carpets and up the walls."
She and Kevin rang the London head office of tour company Regal Holidays demanding to be moved elsewhere.
They eventually spent two weeks at the self-catering Isilay apartments.
Jean said dozens more unhappy holidaymakers were eventually transferred to Isilay from the Golden Orange.
Most accepted £70 compensation from the company.
But Jean and Kevin say that money did not cover the true costs of two weeks spent cooking and eating out.
She is furious at the way they were treated by tour reps from Regal Holidays, who refused to speak to her or only had limited time to listen to her complaints.
Now she and Kevin hope to claim back the hundreds of pounds they lost.
The holiday featured in last week's Holidays From Hell programme on TV, when many more holidaymakers complained about the conditions.
Regal Holidays declined to comment.