Faked Photo of the Day: Breezes Montego Bay

by Kelsey Blodget on June 23, 2009

The beautiful sunset, lush foliage, cushioned lounge chairs and decorative Jacuzzi tiles in the Breezes hotel website photo below look lovely and romantic — but, as our reporter found, they don’t actually exist! Staged travel hotel photos are all over the place on the web. Add enough air brushing and any hotel will look like the Taj Mahal.

Photoshopped Jacuzzi image from the Breezes Montego Bay website

Photoshopped Jacuzzi image from the Breezes Montego Bay website

Undoctred image of Breezes Montego Bay Spa from Oyster Hotel Reviews

Undoctored image of the Breezes Montego Bay Jacuzzi from Oyster Hotel Reviews

Oyster Hotel Reviews only displays undoctored and candid photos taken by our independent travel journalists. Consumers deserve to know what they are really buying when booking a hotel online.

Has a misleading hotel photo ruined your vacation? Were you duped by a staged hotel photo? Tell us all about it, and send us a link here.

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Josh Friedman June 23, 2009 at 11:54 pm

That’s a great first blog. Breeze’s is part of a big hotel group in the Caribbean and it’s hard to believe it’s true. But I’ll believe you.

I look forward to seeing what you post as the idea of a mass market type of hotel review service is appealing. I still might want to see what Conde Nast has to say about the hotels, and as a luxury travel agent, I’ll compare (initially at least) with what I read through a ‘travel agent only’ service I subscribe too.

Good luck!
Josh Friedman Luxury Travel

flashplayer July 7, 2009 at 7:09 am

Great post!

Lindsey July 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I’ve looked at countless websites for hotels and never realized they doctored photos so intensely. It’s embarrassing to see the extent hotels will compromise their reputation for business.

I’ve never been a big blogger but find your blog funny and educational :)


Minerva September 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Brilliant stuff.

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