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BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

Discussion in 'Media' started by Sponge, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Mappin needs to wordclear "fuller". Go ahead and look it up for a laugh. Unless that's one of those wacky cult-coined terms like "beingness", which no one else in the word uses, he's showing his lack of education when he should have said more full.
  2. xenubarb Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Also, that's one of them cultie "demotivation" thingies. "We're fuller than ever" should read, "Your efforts are useless and resistance is futile."

    I see you John Mappin, and I can read your mind!
  3. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Wall cat?
  4. GoogleMappin Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Busiest November ever? Lol. Sources on the ground say that Camelot Castle Hotel seems to be quieter than ever, judging by the lack of cars in the car park and absence of tour buses visiting. So where are these customers coming from? Underground tunnels? Helicoptered in from Kazakhstan?
  5. Locnar Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    That email from John Mappin which Sharon posted shows many similarities to official Sci Corp. ® marketing ploys recently but it reeks of desperation even more so. The tl;dr of the email is here's a special discount offer for you because we're fuller (sic) than ever! Non sequitur much?
  6. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    the time now is 23.00hrs GMT

    Is there any wpp members reeding this,this week, mid-week,and you live in walkingness distence from the crowded,cosy BandB,would you care to take a strol from your home and peruse the delightful castel to see how many guests are being ambassadorially entertained in comfortness, before being in luxuryness with your nice new pillow, and report back on this blog thankyoo.

    reports oF signs up saying NO VACANCIES ?

    ( I love my grandmother and family too much to invite them to partake of the generous buy one, get two free, offer )

    sorry if there are spellimg mistakes, haven't learnt yet how to use the SPELLCHECKER

    duuh
  7. CarltonBANKS Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Watching this news report has made me really uptone, at first, and then I was so Tone 40.

    My congrats & thanks to all involved, including the BBC. Unsuspecting members of the public are being fleeced. It's far worse than I had imagined. I loved the tone of the BBC report - it was comical yet informative. :D

    ^ In time, I hope this features high on all Google, Yahoo and Bing searches for Camelot Castle Hotel.

    As others have pointed out, they are already trying to saturate the search engines by registering multiple domain names.

    The iPlayer version doesn't work for me, probably cos it has been longer than 7 days since the date of broadcast.

    /r/ Vimeo mirrors
    /r/ More YouTube mirrors (maybe)
    /r/ backups of the *.mov file available to download on [ame=http://vimeo.com/13887539]Camelot Castle Celebration - The Secret of Camelot Castle on Vimeo[/ame] (in case they take it down in the future).

    /r/ mod please remove the Vimeo embed above, my intention is just to put a link there!

    /r/ Mark Bunker replace the low-res youtube video on www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=5084 with the high res version above. (the low res Youtube has captions linking to the now defunct BBC iPlayer page)

    /r/ tags on this thread - for the SEO. Please add more if you can think of any.
  8. CarltonBANKS Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Wise words.
  9. CarltonBANKS Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Can this BBC report be used for 'citation required' on Wikipedia. (Forgive me, I am new to Wikipedia, I don't even know the basics)
  10. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    "in case of fire, this sign will have ignited and burned long before you thought to look towards a tiny hole in the wall as a means of escaping a fire"
  11. DeathHamster Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    SilkaFB1.jpg

    Maybe they use Fuller Brush air freshener? It really soaks up the stink!

    [IMG]
  12. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    GRANNY E-MAIL

    'IDEAL' CHILDREN FRIENDLY SPAM REVIEW - THE LATEST TRIP ADVISOR FAKE 15 NOVEMBER

    We stayed at Camelot Castle Hotel as we were attending a wedding in Tintagel. The castle is extremely grand looking from the outside and on arrival you are greeted by a very warm welcome by the people on reception. As you walk into the Grand Hall the fires are burning and it is a very nice scene on arrival.

    We stayed in a family room, which was fairly basic in layout, but also very big so plenty of room for the three of us. To start with the room was quite chilly, but we asked the reception for an extra blanket for our little girl and within a very short period of time[COLOR="SeaGreen"][SIZE="2"] our room had been transformed[/SIZE][/COLOR]![COLOR="Red"] From beds with a sheet and blanket to beds with huge, warm winter duvets which were very cosy! [/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]*****[/COLOR]My main and most important compliment that I can pay this hotel is the staff and owners there. Everyone is extremely friendly and incredibly accomodating of a lively 5 year old little girl! My daughter loved the hotel dogs (and new puppy) and she was constantly allowed to go and play with them.

    If you are looking for somewhere to stay and you have children with you, I would definitely recommend the Camelot Castle as you and your children will be made most welcome.

    A night in a Castle! - Camelot Castle Hotel, Tintagel Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

    [COLOR="Red"]*****[/COLOR] DUVETS ON REQUEST, NOT AS STANDARD ISSUE

    MAKE YOUR MIND UP,YOU DEVIOUS GRANNY LOVING, CHILD-FRIENDLY OWNERS

    YOUR JUST A PAIR OF FRAUDSTERS WHO'VE BEEN CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN, AND IT DOESN'T LOOK NICE


    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]'our room had been transformed'[/COLOR]

    [COLOR="Red"]INSTANT MAGICKNESS !![/COLOR]


    View attachment images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZqcv-Z_WBQTkcXUez2tWN3H-yvq6pO
  13. GoogleMappin Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    That's amusing. From chilly, 'basic' room with threadbare bedding to... chilly 'basic' room with warm winter duvets! And all they had to do in this 5 star haven of Gran-tastic midweek luxury was to go all the way to the reception ... and ASK!!

    It's funny to think that in a decent hotel a) the rooms wouldn't be cold b) it wouldn't be 'basic' and c) you wouldn't have to ask for basic, decent warm bedding.

    More Scilon-logic PR.
  14. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Amusing comment from XENU TV about old John Mappin

  15. Sponge Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    The annotation and the link in the video description on the original low res version has been changed from the out of date BBC i-player one to a youtube link to the higher quality version on WagTheWog's channel.
  16. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    YOUR JUST A PAIR OF FRAUDSTERS WHO'VE BEEN CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN, AND IT DOESN'T LOOK NICE

    (not least Mappin’s short career as ‘porn film’ actor and his defeat in the High Court in a sordid fraud case)

    Stourton..NIKE..SOTHEBYS.. CHRISTIES...worlds greatest living con[STRIKE]temporary[/STRIKE] artist




    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]'our room had been transformed'[/COLOR]

    [COLOR="Red"]INSTANT MAGICKNESS !![/COLOR]


    View attachment images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZqcv-Z_WBQTkcXUez2tWN3H-yvq6pO


    We sat in front of the wonderful roaring log fire and retired to our basic room.

    Basic+Bedroom.JPG


    The room was cold so we asked if the central-heating could be turned on

    Sorry, No central heating, but here's a duvet to keep you warm
  17. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Hotels in Cornwall - 2010 official tourist board guide


    Welcome to our 2010 guide to approved hotels in Cornwall

    All the accommodation listed in this guide has been inspected and graded by VisitBritain and/or the AA.

    Therefore you can relax and book with confidence


    Arts and Culture in Cornwall - the natural home to inspiration, art and ideas


    Visit Cornwall: essential travel and tourism guide IS A GUARANTEED CAMELOT CASTLE BED AND BREAKFAST FREE ZONE
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010


    Tintagel - Village in North Cornwall - Visit Cornwall


    Make Tintagel Visitor Centre your first port of call...........


    ............If you are interested in history and wildlife or just love walking in prime countryside, then you will be spoilt for choice. Put aside a day to explore the Island ruins - starting with a visit to the English Heritage centre. Look over St. Materiana's Church - a spiritual site since the 6th century. Back in the village, visit the wonderful Old Post Office (originally a 14th century Hall house) and now owned by the National Trust, or King Arthur's Great Halls with its magnificent stained glass windows.

    The centre of the village has just completed a substantial makeover. New, locally sourced, granite paving and slate kerbs, improved parking and pedestrian access throughout the village, miles of ugly overhead cables banished underground and a new village square means Tintagel is on the way up.

    Did you read this carefully, and note not a mention on this official web-site of the pebble-dashed castle lol
  19. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Tintagel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The most notable of the hotels is the King Arthur's Castle Hotel (Castle Hotel) (more recently the Camelot Castle Hotel) which was an enterprise of Sir Robert Harvey and opened in 1899: the architect was Silvanus Trevail. It stands alone on land previously known as Firebeacon and many fine building stones were used in its construction.[43] In November 2010, an exposé of the hotel's business practices was broadcast by the BBC television programme Inside Out South West.[44]


    THANK YOU WIKI FOR ADVISING OF THE EXISTANCE OF CAMELOT CASTLE [STRIKE]HOTEL[/STRIKE] BED AND BREAKFAST

    I SEARCHED ON VISITCORNWALL,OFFICIAL WEB-SITE OF CORNWALL TOURIST BOARD,BUT IT'S LIKE THE CAMELOT CASTLE[STRIKE] HOTEL[/STRIKE] BED AND BREAKFAST HAS DISAPPEARED IN A PUFF OF MAGIC SMOKE

    Tintagel - Village in North Cornwall - Visit Cornwall
  20. GoogleMappin Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Excellent, whichever Anon updated the Tintagel entry with this bit of factual information. I can't wait to watch 'Friends of Camelot' try to edit the truth out of Wikipedia.
  21. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010


    STOP PRESS

    LATEST PHOTO OF THE BUSY CAMELOT B & B


    Tintagel-King-Arthurs-Castle-Hotel-1.jpg


    The empty car park. More bulls**t from the owners, who say they are experiencing there busiest ever November, ever, lolol
  22. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Camelot Castle Hotel [strike]bed and breakfast[/strike] bait-and-switch-fest
  23. Triumph Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    tyding up befoe the GNOME convention
    tintagel.jpg
  24. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010


    needed

    a magic-spell-checker
  25. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Doesn't even look like Mappin can be bothered to stay there. Where's the bentley?
  26. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    from that photo ,looks like he's traded it in for a white Ford Escort

    happy days
  27. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    ufo-aliens-cornwall.jpg


    [SIZE="2"] ANSWER[/SIZE]


    [SIZE="2"]YES, IN RESIDENCE SINCE 1999 LOL [/SIZE]
  28. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Number of guests cars visable this morning? Approx Zero lol! Number of guest likly to have arrived by the extensive public transport links??? Zero!
  29. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Wow; they must really have miserable Novembers, since this is their busiest one ever.
  30. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Needs moar tumbleweeds.
  31. Sponge Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

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  32. xenubarb Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Rewatched the video to notice the broadcaster tapping a stone marker that says on it 'National Heritage' and she says, "Nothing is real here."

    Are they putting up fake Heritage markers?
  33. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    guessing no, since they have a "magical" page on the official english heritage page

    Tintagel Castle | English Heritage
  34. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    got to there, starting here English Heritage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :

  35. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    oh my

    http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/imported-docs/a-e/akingisfoundweb.pdf
  36. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    Tintagel Castle != Camelot [STRIKE]Castle[/STRIKE] Bed & Breakfast.
  37. Anonymous Member

  38. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    I'm the anon that posted the links to english heritage, and was confused by the similar names (as are tourists probably as well).

    The hotel is NOT on english heritage list, only the ruins of tintagel castle, which is featured in the pictures at the link up above.

    My mistake.
  39. Anonymous Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    At 9:05 in the downloadable version of the report, link in the OP, there is a national trust sign that the knight is faking pulling a sword out of.

    The sign has the national trust logo, and below it the words "Grebe Cliff" and an arrow pointing left that looks like it has the letters YHA within it.

    Glebe Cliff, Tintagel - a short walk using the South West Coast Path
  40. GoogleMappin Member

    Re: BBC Inside Out (video): Camelot Castle Hotel 15th Nov 2010

    We've already seen that Camelot Castle Hotel deliberately benefits from mild 'passing off' (look what happens when you search for 'english heritage camelot' Note the 1st result and go through to look at the page it links to.

    That's no accident. Look how they've structured their web content to get exactly that result. The same applies to the directions in their gallery window - all written to get tourists looking for Tintagel Castle into the Hotel.

    Scientology outfits have a strong track record of mimicking anything they think will bring them more credibility, more recruits and ultimately more money. I can't be bothered to link to examples but you can probably Google 'scientology passing off' and get plenty to read.

    I think the BBC's message was clear AND probably, er... 'multi-layered' :)

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