A HOTEL boss in the Algarve has told of his horror after a group of Brit "holiday hooligans" allegedly destroyed their rooms and urinated on curtains.
The guests are accused of exposing themselves to other tourists during a boozy four-day binge which began when they turned up drunk at Regina Apartments near Albufeira’s Old Town.
The property's owner Jose Cerqueira, 66, was forced to call the cops during the nightmare ordeal.
And he said that he eventually gained access to the men's rooms – to find three people who weren't registered guests holed up in scenes of squalor.
“This was large-scale hooliganism and it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s something they had planned on WhatsApp, had done before and will do again," he said.
“My receptionist was expecting a large family because one person had booked all three apartments on a single credit card through Booking.com and we couldn’t tell who was coming in.
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“He called me when 20 drunken men in their 20s turned up last Wednesday and told me to come very quickly.
“They were exposing themselves to staff and female guests and I screamed at them in English and told them they weren’t going to be admitted and called the police.
“They went to the pool with lots of bottles of alcohol they had brought with them and started breaking bottles around children who were in the water."
Other guests were "frightened" by the men's behaviour, he said.
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Police initially said they were "too busy to come" – before officers arrived 45 minutes later. However, none of the men were arrested because the cops hadn't "caught them in the act", Mr Cerqueira claimed.
Instead, he was told he must check all of the yobs in because they'd paid for their trip.
“I said we were going to have trouble for the next four days until their scheduled check-out on Sunday and we did," he said.
“Over the next four days they were frightening other guests, behaving scandalously and breaking everything.
“We couldn’t go in the apartments because they’d blocked themselves inside saying they didn’t want room service.
“We had the passport details of 20 of them but when staff got in Sunday they discovered three other men in the rooms who weren’t even checked in."
Mr Cerqueira eventually called the UK Foreign Office for support.
“We’ve dealt with a lot of the financial damage that was caused, but we’re struggling to replace a PVC door that was broken and I’ve had to close an apartment I’d normally be renting for around £160 a day," he said.
“I’m worried about the damage to the apart-hotel’s reputation and the negative reviews on social media because that could be a lot worse.
“I’m 66 and I’ve never experienced a situation like this.
This was large-scale hooliganism… they were frightening other guests, behaving scandalously and breaking everything
“I’m going public with my grievances because I don’t want these men to repeat their behaviour elsewhere which they will if they continue to get away with it."
Most of the tourists are believed to come from Wales, although the group also included men from Peterborough and Redditch.
The GNR police force has been contacted for comment.
The rowdy guests checked in around the same time that it emerged a British dad-of-four is currently fighting for his life after being stabbed in Albufeira in a separate and unrelated incident.
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