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Bereaved gran horrified to see dead bodies from her 4* Costa Del Sol hotel room after discovering it overlooked a MORGUE

A GRIEVING gran was left suffering horrifying flashbacks after seeing dead bodies wheeled past her four-star Costa Del Sol hotel room which overlooked a MORGUE.

Jackie Colbert, from Glasgow, was staying at Club Hotel Riu in Torremolinos, Spain, when she repeatedly saw mortuary staff pushing corpses on trolleys just yards from her window.

Jackie says she repeatedly saw dead bodies being wheeled past her window
 Jackie pictured with her husband James

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Jackie pictured with her husband James

The 60-year-old said Thomson Holidays should have warned her and husband James of their creepy view before they booked the £3,750 holiday.

Jackie, who lost her brother-in-law in June, said the view had left her traumatised as she tried to take her mind off the trauma.

She said: “One night we were sat on the balcony when we heard this rattling noise at around 1am.

“I looked over and saw this body being wheeled into the building next to us. I couldn’t believe it, it really unsettled me.

“I think it’s just a complete lack of respect for those that have passed away and for guests to have to witness this.

“There was no mention of the morgue when we were booking the hotel, if there was I would have been a bit less shocked or I could have picked a different hotel.

 Bodies were seen being carried in and out of the mortuary at 1am

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Bodies were seen being carried in and out of the mortuary at 1am
 The morgue is attached to a local hospital

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The morgue is attached to a local hospital
 The creepy view as seen from Jackie's hotel room

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The creepy view as seen from Jackie’s hotel room
 Jackie spent £3,750 on the holiday with her husband James

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Jackie spent £3,750 on the holiday with her husband James

“I ended up putting towels over the balcony so we couldn’t see it, but sometimes during the night I could hear the trolleys being wheeled in.

“Some people do go on holiday to try and get over a bereavement and I believe that they could easily book into this hotel without realising what is nearby.”

The former care worker arrived at the hotel on August 13 after a week’s cruise having booked the package holiday through Thomson.

The mortuary is attached to the local hospital, Hospital Maritimo Cita Previa, which was built in 1929.

A Thompson spokesman said:  “We were sorry to hear about the customers’ experience and would like to thank them for bringing this to our attention.

“Our customer service team is in direct contact with the customers and resort team to further investigate the issues and resolve the matter.

“Unfortunately as we were not made aware of customers complaint issue while they were away we were unable to offer a suitable resolution and we would always encourage our customers to speak to our destination team who are on hand should anyone have any concerns while on holiday.”

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