FURIOUS Warrington fans claim they have been “ripped off” by a hotel company over rooms for Magic Weekend.
Hundreds are angry after reserving rooms in Newcastle for next May’s Super League showpiece at St James’ Park, which were then cancelled only to apparently reappear online at a higher rate.
One Wire fan says he paid £162 for two nights at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle Quayside via the Booking.com website.
Later on he received a cancellation email.
He fumed: “The hotel is ripping people off.
“They cancelled claiming a ‘system error’. I then checked to see if there was still availability and there was – starting at £216 through to £432.”
Fellow fan Julie Denise wrote on Facebook: “We booked last night only to just get an email to say there had been a ‘system error’ and more than 300 bookings have had to be pulled.
“More like they didn’t realise the rugby was on that weekend.”
A spokesman for Millennium Hotels, which runs the Copthorne, said: “We have spoken to the team and at this stage they are not able to comment.”
While a Booking.com spokesman declared: “Our customer service team are available 24-7 to advocate on their behalf and investigate with the property as needed.”
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