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Hotel Impossible: Tropical Termites

In Costa Rica, Anthony takes on a hotel where the owner is an alcoholic who has run his termite-ridden property into the ground.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x4
Airdate: Monday September 02nd, 2013

Director: Carlos Bible

Main Cast


Anthony is off to Costa Rica to help out the Hotel Iguanazul on western coast. It has 22 rooms and a great location, but it is ready to close. A guest, Joyce, has called in Anthony for once and he meets her at the hotel. When Anthony pulls into the parking lot, he finds garbage piled up at the front gate. A rusted set of washing and drying machines is nearby and there's more garbage everywhere. There's a "no smoking" sign on a piece of cheap paper tacked to the door...

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Episode Quotes
Anthony: As soon as I drive in, what do I see? I hope I didn't have to travel all this way to tell someone to move the trash from their front gate. A 3-year-old could tell them that.

Anthony: It is windy. Can't you tell from my hair flying around?

Anthony: Costa Rica's supposed to be the fifth cleanest country in the world. So I guess they're keeping all the country's trash at this hotel.

Anthony: Guests come to Costa Rica to experience the natural beauty, not oxidizing metal.

Anthony: Eighty-seven percent of Americans look at their hotel rooms for cleanliness when they first checked in. How many do you think would stay if they find pillows like this? I say 0%.

Anthony: I think if you proposed to me right now, I'd marry you.
Dave McKague: Well, that's exciting.

Anthony: I have an aversion to filth, so let's get out of here.

Anthony: I love that color. Have you ever heard me say those words?
Blanche: No, that's true.
Anthony: I love that color.
Blanche: This may be a first.

Anthony: So, what did we do to solve the mold problem? And look at this pillow. Look at this. Look at this. There's no mold on that.
Blanche: I was thinking of putting the moldy ones back on, but I said, "I'd think Anthony would frown on that."

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce David Klein  |  Brian Leonard (1)
Co-Executive ProducerRob Green  |  Anthony Melchiorri  |  Lorri Leighton
Supervising ProducerSteven Matty
Associate ProducerAlexander Goldstein
EditorJennifer Padham
CastingTeresa Palaia  |  Angela Marsh  |  Raynard Gadson  |  Eve Penzer  |  Dayne Brett
Line ProducerNeil Mason Parrish
GripAndres Villalobos
Production AssistantGerhard Linner  |  Victor Coto
Production CoordinatorMira Friedlaender  |  Madeline Sigler  |  Walt Schwenk
Assistant EditorLewis Hedley Noble  |  Matthia Baptiste
On-Line EditorChris Allen
Director of PhotographyNick Catania
Post Production CoordinatorGreg Littauer
Production ManagerValerie Liu
Coordinating ProducerTori Gallarello Alcock
Story ProducerJohn Michael Scholl  |  Christina Subramani
Field ProducerSergio Miranda  |  Stacy Dobrinsky
Post Production ManagerMia Trombino
AudioEnrique Larreal
DesignerBlanche Garcia
Business AffairsSara Hofstein
Design AssistantFrancheska Torres
Assistant On-line EditorQuincy Hinds
CameraEdwin Mesa  |  Chris Sellers
Assistant CameraTyler Ribble
Supervising Post ProducerJulie Lei
Coordinating Post SupervisorStanley Tatum
Design ProducerTenecia Harris
Media ManagerJeffrey Rodriguez
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