Google Maps Fail

A search for a place to rest my head near to Exeter Airport (I had an early flight to catch yesterday) led me to perhaps the closest airport hotel, ever! Situated between the two runways at Exeter, this was going to be ultra, or even über-convenient!

Alas, Google Maps had failed me, as a quick look at the postcode of said hotel, and indeed the image which showed no nearby buildings, quickly alerted my suspicions. The Trelawney Hotel is actually in Torquay:

Google Maps, well and truly, failed!

  • Rob

    Hmm. Is that a maps fail, or some grey-hat SEO bodging their Google Local listing to get prominent placement for searches for ‘Exeter Airport Hotel’?

    It’s a bit like searching for ‘Wallingford, UK Hotels’. You’ll see that Shillingford Bridge Hotel is listed as in Wallingford town centre, when it’s actually 2 miles up the road in a different village.

    Naughty naughty!

  • Andy

    The thing is, you can fake the postcode, no problem… but this has the correct postcode in the ad, which is what’s confusing…

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