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After getting drunk on their honeymoon, couple buys a hotel in Sri Lanka

What started as a drunken shenanigan turned serious as the couple decided to keep the hotel even after they sobered up

After getting drunk on their honeymoon, couple buys a hotel in Sri Lanka
After getting drunk on their honeymoon, couple buys a hotel in Sri Lanka

New Delhi: What is the most unimaginable thing you have done when drunk? A couple, who got married in June 2017 and went on their honeymoon to Sri Lanka December last year, got so drunk that they bought the hotel they were staying in. According to a Mirror report, Gina Lyons, 33, and Mark Lee, 35, who stayed at a rustic hotel on a pristine Sri Lankan beach, were informed by the bartender that the current lease of the place was almost over.

They were told that the new lease would cost £30,000. After drinking 12 glasses of rum, the couple thought it was a great idea and took up the new lease. “The hotel looked grotty and very cheap, but it was by the beach and had the ‘wooden tree house’ feel that we like. When we were on the beach drinking rum, we were told that the lease was almost up for the hotel. After finding out that it was £10,000 a year, myself and Mark thought that it would be a brilliant idea to buy it — because we were so drunk,” Lyons told the news website.

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However, what started as a drunken shenanigan turned serious after the couple decided to keep the hotel even after they sobered up. They named the hotel Lucky Beach Tangalle. “Now, almost a year on from our drunken idea, we own the hotel and have started doing the hotel up and making it ours,” Lyons told the news company. The two opened their seven-bedroom bed and breakfast at the end of July, though at the beginning of it all, they were quite sceptical about their decision. After months of hard work, they have finally started receiving a positive response from customers, Lyons said.

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