Hotel etiquette

(218 Posts)
trinity0097 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:10:59

AIBU to think that if you are in the lobby/bar of a 'naice' hotel you don't let your 5 year old run around and around screaming around the their guests who are trying to have a quiet pre/post dinner drink without doing some parenting to get him to behave more appropriately? E.g. Distracting him with something else or taking him outside to run around?!

Becky546 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:13:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

trinity0097 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:14:43

Screaming, running around and around the whole lobby not just where his family was sat (lobby is perhaps 30m x 15m big)

LineyReborn Sun 17-Jul-16 18:18:20

Are there no staff? Where my OH's son works, they would be distracting by the child with big smiles and taking him/her back to the family. They don't want people and staff tripping up and being bothered, or the child to trip and get hurt.

Earlybird Sun 17-Jul-16 18:19:13

How long has this gone on for?

If a few minutes, think you need to relax a bit. If longer (and especially if it seems likely to continue), would think hotel management would deal with it.

trinity0097 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:30:20

About 20min with no sign of it stopping, we drank up and went back to our room. Reception staff were all dealing with other customers and the porter didn't deal with it. Will be mentioning it on the feedback form at the end of the holiday.

ailith Sun 17-Jul-16 18:53:21

Fgs. Modern parents are so rude and insensitive. Not everyone - anyone? - is happy to tolerate a brat's bad behaviour.

eggsontoast07 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:58:30

YANBU.

pudcat Sun 17-Jul-16 19:00:18

They should take the child outside especially on such a lovely day.

PiSeas Sun 17-Jul-16 19:04:37

YABU. There's no point in mentioning it on the feedback form, it's not the hotels fault and certainly not the staff. What do you expect them to do? It's kids enjoying their adventure too. As well as their parents.

You're on holiday, go enjoy it. I think it's weird you're posting about something so banal instead of having a good time. It's a few minutes of irritation.

Maybe you need another drink

Nanny0gg Sun 17-Jul-16 19:14:40

It's kids enjoying their adventure too. As well as their parents

Were you the parents in question?

It's things like this that almost make me yearn for the Good Old Days when children were seen and not heard.

There's something to be said for it...

HermioneJeanGranger Sun 17-Jul-16 19:21:24

What do you expect them to do?

Ask them to leave if they can't control their unruly children? I've seen it happen before - staff will take DC back to mum/dad and ask them to keep them under control in public spaces.

PiSeas Sun 17-Jul-16 19:23:20

Yes nanny, of course I was the parent hmm what a silly question. It's the bloody school holidays - lighten up a bit. FFS it's not as if it was carrying on for hours, kids are playing too.
Don't be so grumpy

sharknad0 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:26:16

YANBU

Why do people feel so entitled nowadays? You used to be able to go to a nice hotel with children and have a quiet time. What's wrong with people? Are they just being lazy or plain stupid?

dodobookends Sun 17-Jul-16 19:27:50

you don't let your 5 year old run around and around screaming

^ This. Doesn't matter where you are, if your kids are being a noisy nuisance and are bothering/annoying other people then you either stop them, or leave.

pigsDOfly Sun 17-Jul-16 19:29:04

Unfortunately there are a great many people who seem to be of the opinion that the rights of small children to do as they like take precedence over everyone else's rights.

mzS1990 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:29:51

Yanbu. Someone tell me what naice is though. I keep seeing the word? Is it just nice?

MillionToOneChances Sun 17-Jul-16 19:31:54

It's 'nice' meaning 'posh'

mzS1990 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:33:05

Thank millions. It's it just as mn thing? Only ever see it here

Sooverthis Sun 17-Jul-16 19:35:44

Yadnbu hotel bars like pubs are becoming no go areas due to bad parenting, note not due to children 100% the poor parenting.

trinity0097 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:35:51

I'm immune to a fair amount of kid noise being a teacher, this was loud piecing screaming for the hell of it combined with rushing about manically, with no intervention from the parents at all. Surely it's not unreasonable to expect parents to try and keep their kids calmish in a quiet place?
I ignored the screaming baby before dinner as it's parents were obviously trying to soothe it, and the kid creating noise at dinner as that's the price you pay for not wanting to eat really late. I know that kids will be kids but there is surely a difference between kids being kids and appropriate level of noise for various venues?

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 17-Jul-16 19:36:29

It's just a mn thing I think. Might have started when someone found a shopping list in a trolley that included:
Ham
Nice ham

tobee Sun 17-Jul-16 19:37:48

I think it's just the word nice but meant to be said in a comedy "posh" accent to emphasis the niceness. And how nice we are for appreciating it!

mzS1990 Sun 17-Jul-16 19:39:07

Ooooooh..... Naicegrin

Nanny0gg Sun 17-Jul-16 19:41:10

Yes nanny, of course I was the parent hmm what a silly question. It's the bloody school holidays - lighten up a bit. FFS it's not as if it was carrying on for hours, kids are playing too. Don't be so grumpy

No. I won't 'lighten up a bit'.

I cannot stand entitled parenting. I like children. I like them playing in play areas. I don't like them screaming and running around in places that are supposed to be calm places where people generally sit in quiet conversation. It's not safe and it's not fair.

I am well aware that you were unlikely to be 'that' parent. The fact that you thought their behaviour was fine speaks volumes.

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