Commenting and rating our travel guides

The users of Simonseeks rely on the guides published on our site to research and book their holidays and travel arrangements, and the writers appreciate the feedback on their work. So it is very important that users and writers can be sure that all comments and ratings of the guides are fair and honest. Please respect the following guidelines and see our Code of Conduct for writers, which also applies to commenters.

Rules for writers of guides

A writer who is registered on this site cannot rate their own or any other guide. If a writer believes a guide has mistakes in it, or is misleading in any way, they should report this to the site editor.


Please keep all comments constructive and don't use offensive language (see our Code of Conduct).

Relevance to other travellers

Simonseeks is not intended to be a forum for political, ethical or religious comments or debate. Please ensure that all comments are strictly relevant to travellers and tourists.

Unique and independent 

You may write one comment on any given guide. comments should contain only original content and no quoted material from other sources. Commercial e-mail addresses and contact information are not allowed in comments, nor is promotional material of any kind.

We reserve the right to reject any URL for any reason.

Minimum age 

All reviewers must be over the age of 13.

Valid e-mail and standard e-mail etiquette 

The e-mail address associated with your account must be correct since we may need to contact you if there is a problem with your comment. Please follow standard etiquette when writing your comment. Do not use ALL CAPS, excessive typographic symbols, HTML tags or slang.

We do not tolerate fake comment ratings – Do NOT be tempted!

Whilst we support and encourage honest feedback, we will not tolerate fake comment ratings. Do not be tempted! We make significant investments ensure the integrity of all travel guide comment ratings.

If we find a fake comment rating, we will remove it immediately and, if appropriate, take steps to ensure that the guide in question is penalised in our rankings. The commenter will be suspended from contributing to the site. In some cases we may post a message on the offending guide, alerting our travellers that we have found a fake comment rating.

And finally...

Simonseeks reserves the right to remove a comment at any time and for any reason.

The comments posted on Simonseeks are individual and highly subjective opinions. The opinions expressed in comments are those of Simonseeks members and not of Simonseeks Ltd. We do not endorse any of the opinions expressed by commenters or in management responses.