A pensioner's holiday to Spain was ruined by ''too many Spaniards'' in the hotel.

Spain holiday ruined by Spaniards

Spain holiday ruined by Spaniards

Freda Jackson was reduced to tears by the end of her fortnight stay in the Spanish resort of Benidorm in May, and she questioned why the ''rude'' natives couldn't go elsewhere for their own vacations.

As reported by the Metro, she said: ''The hotel was full of Spanish holidaymakers and they really got on our nerves because they were just so rude.

''One evening a Spanish guy nearly knocked me flying and he just walked off without even apologising.

''The entertainment in the hotel was all focused and catered for the Spanish - why can't the Spanish go somewhere else for their holidays?''

The 81-year-old retired care assistant paid £1,133 for her holiday, where she and her friend stayed at the Poseidon Playa.

Now, they are demanding a refund or free holiday, claiming it was a total ''disaster''.

She added: ''My friend and I paid for it from our pensions and it was a struggle trying to fund it over 12 months and the holiday was totally ruined - I cried after. We wanted to go somewhere on flat ground and not in the hills because we have mobility issues.

''To top it off once we got to reception they told us we had been put on the 14th floor, thankfully we were moved to the second floor, and that it was 42 steps down to the hotel's swimming pool.''

Thomas Cook's initial offer of a £75 holiday voucher as compensation was declined, so they put forward an improved ''goodwill gesture'' of £566 to be split between the pair, but they are yet to respond.