Would you stay here? Hotels with the worst names

Would you book a stay at Hotel Ass, Resist Bacteria Hotel or Anus Lodge? These are some of the worst names for hotels around the world where you might feel more than embarrassed to check in.

Elephant Butte in New Mexico, Step Back Inn in Colorado and Thong Lo Hotel in Bangkok are other hotels where most of us would think twice about staying.

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But these names are nowhere near as unfortunate as Hotel Kuntz in Paris, Baltic Bitch Hotel in Russia or Hotel Swastika in India, where the swastika is an ancient symbol of luck.

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While their names might not be attractive, some of the world's hotels with terrible names have received high ratings from travellers, such as The Wort Hotel in Wyoming, which was described as a "very cool rustic lodge" by one guest and the "best in town with smiling service" by another.

Scandic Hell in Norway has even been praised for keeping "both kids and parents happy" and described as "not bad for Hell".

Meanwhile, travellers looking for cheap accommodation in Turkey may be put off staying at Abad hostel in Antalya, but not as much as you will want to avoid a stay at Resist Bacteria Hotel in China.

Have you come across a bizarre hotel name on your travels? Leave a comment below.

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In ancient times the chalk downs which form the central spine of the Isle of Wight were thought to resemble a dragon, with its tail being The Needles and its head at Bembridge Foreland. Below Culver Cliff, a small cove called The Nostrils supposedly forms part of the creature’s head...

Visiting Piedmont city is an uplifting experience! Famous for founding the Slow Food Movement, it also hosts the biennial Slow Food cheese festival to which more than 150,000 visitors and cheese makers flock in September. You'd be crackers not to visit narrow streets, historic town centre and 17th and 18th century churches and palaces while you are there. Visit

The residents of Shitterton in Dorset wanted to change the name of their village. They chose the less embarrassing Sitterton but to this day there's been no change. To make matters worse, the pretty hamlet town's sign was repeatedly stolen so they had to place a heavy stone signpost in its place to deter burglars!

You'd be crackers not to love the festive names of these villages, whatever the time of year. The Surrey hamlet of Christmas Pie is believed to have been associated with the Christmas family since the 16th century. It could be suitably twinned with Cranberry in Staffordshire, Sproutes in Sussex and Brandy in Cornwall. For more info, visit normandyhistorians.co.uk

Great for early birds, this Rhineland town has several claims to fame despite its silly names. One of oldest cities in Germany, its is famous for producing the semi-sweet Liebfraumilch wine and hosting Germany's oldest wine festival. A play representing the pre-Christian period is recreated in front of Worms cathedral each year. For more info, visit


We challenge you to spell it! Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales is one of the longest official place names in the English-speaking world and locals claim that when translated from Welsh it means 'St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave'. Fortunately it is shortened to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

This far-flung village off Scotland's north coast once featured in the list of most vulgar sounding names in the book Rude Britain. Twatt is also the name of a settlement in Scotland's Shetland Islands.

There's not even a pub let alone a greasy spoon café in this North Yorkshire hamlet. You can however join the locals in a quiet game of quoits on the village green. Divided into Great Fryup and Little Fryup dales, the name comes from the old Norse ladies name of Fria and Up, meaning small valley. For more information, visit yorkshire.com

Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney doesn't just have a silly name. It's best known as a place of pilgrimage for people coming to find out if winter is over at its Groundhog Day celebrations.

The origins of the name are a little mysterious, but may have been coined from the steep steps which on ascending would result in the person in front you having their posterior close to your face...

Legend has it that the 1,268 conical hills, uniformly displayed like a box of chocolates, were formed from a giant's tears. Measuring 30 to 50 metres tall, they are covered in grass which turns a chocolate brown in the dry season, hence the name. For a view closer to chocolate heaven, climb the 214 stairs to the observation deck on one of the hills.

Feeling queezy? Altitude sickness is the closest you'll come to puking here. Situated in the glorious mountains in the north of Albania, this town boasts beautiful scenery, fresh mountain air, friendly people and an Alpine hotel surrounded by glorious pine trees. Pictured: the Hotel Puke. Visit albaniantourism.com/

Stop monkeying around! With Ballard County shaped like a monkey's head on the map, this town is situated at the very spot where the eyebrow should have been, hence the name. Needless to say, there are two Monkey's Eyebrows, commonly known as Old Monkey and New Monkey. monkeyseyebrow.org

This once-sleepy village in Donegal may conjure up all kinds of hairy images but Muff is actually a seaside spot popular with scuba divers. We're not sure if its name had anything to do with this!

The villagers of Fucking in Austria were so sick of the world laughing at them that they voted to have the name changed to Fugging. Unfortunately Fugging was already taken by another village in the country so they're still stuck with Fucking!

You wouldn't think the village of Crackpot in North Yorkshire could be this beautiful but it seems not all is in a name. Crackpot actually derives from the Old English word crow (kraka) and the Viking word pot meaning a cavity or deep hole in a river bed.

You must be yoking!! Located among the trees and lakes of Jackson County, the town's name is a reminder of the difficult days of the Great Depression when residents traded farm goods such as eggs for goods at from the local store. The childhood home of Academy Award winning actress Faye Dunaway, it issuitably situated near the town of Spuds – egg and chips anyone?

The village of Dull in Perthshire is twinned with the town of Boring in Oregon. Where would you prefer to go?


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Remind you of anything? The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, known by locals as the Giant Nuclear Boobies, boasts a pair of perky domes. The 'nipples' of the plant's units glow red at night and the beach in front is popular among surfers and there is an unofficial stretch for nude bathers nearby.
Shaped like a penis, this 38-storey skyscraper in Barcelona may be compared to the phallus by many, but locals refer to Torre Agbar as 'el supositorio' (the suppository), a drug delivery system inserted into the rectum or vagina. Nice.
One of the buildings of the Asahi Breweries headquarters in Tokyo, the Asahi Beer Hall was designed by French designer Philippe Starck and is known for the Asahi Flame, the enormous golden structure on top which represents a frothy head or the 'burning heart of Asahi beer'. While it's often referred to as the 'golden turd,' we think it looks rather like a giant golden sperm.
Similar in style to Torre Agbar in Barcelona, London's Gherkin is a landmark in the capital and has been compared to the phallus, with nicknames including the Erotic Gherkin, Towering Innuendo and the Crystal Phallus. Bizarrely, it was also named the best uncircumcised building in the world by Cabinet magazine.
Designed by renowned architect Norman Foster for Richard Branson, Spaceport America appears as if it was modelled on a vagina. It's supposed to look like Virgin Galactic's brand logo of an eye with "an elongated pupil". The low-rise building is dug into the landscape in New Mexico and is entered through a cleft between two wings.
The People's Daily newspaper tower is so suggestive that the architect, Zhou Qui, was forced to speak out about its design, saying it is unmistakeably "phallic" but "when the scaffolding is taken down upon the completion of construction, people will stop seeing it as a phallic tower." Hmmm, we're not so sure!
A church is the last building you'd expect to be shaped like a penis and officials defending the suggestive design, saying: "We didn’t design it to be seen from above." Christian Science Dixon was "intentionally designed around a beautiful oak tree" to preserve it. But this didn't stop the internet from mocking it and the church soon joined in, joking on its Facebook page that a fig leaf was coming soon.

Zaha Hadid is famous for her bold, innovative architectural style but when her designs for the Al-Wakrah stadium in Qatar were revealed, critics compared it to female genitalia. Hadid hit back, saying they were "really embarrassing" for suggesting the stadium resembled a woman's private parts and insisted it was inspired by an ancient dhow boat.

When a giant inflatable Christmas tree was erected in Paris' Place Vendome earlier this year, it was instantly likened to a sex toy. The 80ft sculpture called Tree by American artist Paul McCarthy was soon vandalised after outraged Parisians called for city authorities to remove it but decided to take matters into their own hands.
Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light has been compared to many things including a vagina. The cathedral cost a whopping $175 million and was designed by architect Craig W. Hartman who was inspired by a bishop's mitre and the miracle of the loaves and fishes in Christian tradition.
There's no denying that World Heritage Site Casa Mila is innovative and unique, but the chimneys on Antonio Gaudi's surrealist masterpiece are easily mistaken as phallic architecture at first glance. The bizarre yet beautiful sculptures are functional chimneys and vents.
The phallic-looking Listening Station at Teufelsberg in Berlin is made up of three huge bulbous globes: two perched on top of a building and one sitting six stories higher, creating a rather rude tower. It was used during the Cold War by the Americans and British to find out what was going on in Russian-controlled East Germany.
Ok, so you might need to tilt your head and squint a little with this one but apparently the top of Chicago's Smurfit-Stone Building looks like a vagina. Designer Sheldon Schlegman said he did not intend for the Vagina Building, as it is widely known, to look like a lady's private parts. This hasn't stopped the locals from believing that prominent vertical slit up the front of the Diamond Building was designed to counter the phallic skyscrapers surrounding it.

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