Uk hotels with bedrooms visible from bar/dining room

(35 Posts)
leannac Thu 27-Sep-12 19:30:11

Anyone know of any hotels where bedrooms are visible from dining room/bar? Aside from spread eagle just south of London? Preferably within 2 hrs drive of London

If it is so you can leave your dc in the room then you will, I assume, require these doors to be see through as in all seriousness anything could be happening behind the door.

meditrina Thu 27-Sep-12 19:34:40

I was thinking of something far more exhibitionistic blush

(Sorry can't help with real enquiry, but at least this bumps the thread).

leannac Thu 27-Sep-12 19:53:57

We would of course leave monitors in the rooms but these are 18 month olds who normally go to bed at 7pm then sleep through the night with no probs so we are just hoping to find somewhere we can have a nice dinner & a few drinks whilst keeping the monitor with us & the bedroom doors visible. It doesn't appear to us to be that different from putting babies to bed at home then coming downstairs for dinner. Just saves us cooking!

Not that different apart from the hundred or so other strangers and another 30 staff that Im.assuming you dont have in your house.

InkleWinkle Thu 27-Sep-12 20:16:07

The main difference from home would be that in the event of a fire you would be ushered out of a fire exit and not allowed to return to the room.

leannac Thu 27-Sep-12 20:22:13

I'm just looking for hotel suggestions, not parenting advice. If I can see the bedroom door at all times then the 30 other guests are irrelevant as I can see she is safe, as safe as she would be at home on a different floor. Plus honestly, do you really think any waiter trying to usher a parent to a fire exit would stand a chance in stopping her going to her child first?!

Please, hotel suggestions only!

PatriciaHolm Fri 28-Sep-12 19:11:12

Cherry tree in Abingdon, Oxfordshire; they have a courtyard with connecting rooms and you can see the rooms from some of the dining tables across the courtyard.

margerykemp Fri 28-Sep-12 19:13:17

Are you oxygene?

PatriciaHolm Fri 28-Sep-12 19:55:56

Who, OP or me? Can't speak for her but no, I'm not.

Fairyloo Fri 28-Sep-12 19:56:57

Totally oxygene

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Sep-12 20:01:35

So seeing the door is important? What about the window?

And will your monitor work if other parents have the same idea?

YouOldSlag Fri 28-Sep-12 20:02:21

You can't have an OP like this and not expect to get opinions as well as hotel information!

I think 18mo is too young to be left out of sight in a hotel. they could have an accident, overheat, climb out of cod or bed, bang their head,and get up to all sorts of dangerous stuff and you can't see through a wooden door.

Granted they could do all this at home, but why make it all riskier?

Have room service. I couldn't enjoy watching a baby monitor and wondering how they were all evening.

leannac Sat 29-Sep-12 07:27:10

Jeez I hadnt posted that much on mumsnet before but had always thought it seemed a useful site for getting help with finding out information....and I'd thought it looked a lot less bitchy than some of the American sites I used whilst pregnant (wte etc) but now I've totally revised my opinion of mumsnet. I shall not be posting on here again to try get any advice. I didn't realise this is how it would work.

It's such a shame that people feel the need to give such unsolicited advice, all I looked for were hotel suggestions. I really don't understand how mums have the time to read a post & think 'well, I can't help that mother with the answer to her questions but I can interfere with her mothering skills & try to make her feel bad'. Although I've never understood that type of behaviour as I only last wk saw a poor pregnant woman reduced almost to tears by a total stranger pretty much accusing her of being a bad mother for having a glass of wine in a restaurant with her dinner. I guess some people just like to feel pious. As far as some of the posters here are concerned I expect you must keep your children in a room with you 24 hrs a day so they are never out of your sight. Good luck with that kind of confining life. My daughter is the love of my life but my husband & my relationship is important too so I am still going to try to find a hotel with a bedroom off the restaurant so that we can have a nice dinner to celebrate our recent wedding.

I know this statement will prob get a few of you crazy but quite frankly balls to people who think I'm a bad mother for wanting to do this. I'm an excellent mother & am now Trying to be a good wife as well.

And that's the end of my mumsnet posting! By the way thanks to the genuine suggestions of help, I'll look into cherry tree & will try find another few using good old google.

BillyBollyBandy Sat 29-Sep-12 07:32:04

Try some of the boutique types maybe, or a flash B&B? The smaller the better I would think if you want rooms close by.

AmberLeaf Sat 29-Sep-12 07:33:08

Get a babysitter!

Chubfuddler Sat 29-Sep-12 07:33:30

There's this amazing thing called room service. Try it.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 29-Sep-12 07:36:32

OP if you stop the whining, then you can look for hotels that have babysitting services. In London you will have to pay a premium, we like Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall.

peggyblackett Sat 29-Sep-12 07:39:31

Have a look at Calcot Manor. They offer a baby sitting service I think. Or Woolley Grange.

YouOldSlag Sat 29-Sep-12 09:26:26

Nobody said you were a bad mother, I think I suggested room service and in answer to your question, at 18 months, my children were never out of my sight unless asleep, in my house, in a cot.

I wouldn't do what you suggest until my child was older than 18 months, and even then I just don't like the idea.

YouOldSlag Sat 29-Sep-12 09:26:44

Get a babysitter or use Room service

leannac Sat 29-Sep-12 14:07:59

Thanks for the suggestions that were legitimately helpful. Doing the job I do I know that the worst risks to children are actually people & therefore I'd never be comfortable leaving my child alone in a room with a stranger, even if they were recommended by a hotel. I'd feel far more secure with her alone in a room that I could see the entrances to.

Special thanks to the person who private messaged me - I'd never have found that travel agent myself but how fab that there is a whole company dedicated to providing recommendations for just these sorts of places. I'd searched for ages & not found them so thanks.

I think I'll stick to the childbirth board from now on where people are FAR les critical & negative. I prefer to relax & enjoy life rather than be upright all the time & the negativity of this board has been a bit sad. Off to play with mud in the garden with my girl. Which doubtlessly many of you would also consider bad parenting ..... Think of the germs!

Thanks again helpful mums!

TheHeirOfSlytherin Sat 29-Sep-12 14:17:09

Why do you think you can only be a good wife by abandoning your baby in a strange room in a hotel for the evening?

Wow, careful you don't collapse under the weight of that fucking great chip on your shoulder there op

Tbh I think it is ridiculous leaving a baby alone in a hotel room

How can you be that desperate for a meal / drinks out ?

If your relationship can't survive parenting and what goes with it then you have bigger problems than finding a hotel IMO

Let baby sleep in pushchair next to table if she is that good a sleeper

At least that way she is safe

YouOldSlag Sat 29-Sep-12 18:46:52

So people who wouldn't leave their 18mo alone in a hotel bedroom are uptight and don't like germs?

Interesting. And a bit mad.

I am currently covered in germs, not remotely uptight, but at that age I didn't like to leave my baby out of sight unless at home, in a cot, in my house.

YouOldSlag Sat 29-Sep-12 18:47:12

korma- I agree.

Startailoforangeandgold Sat 29-Sep-12 18:56:07

At 18 months my little horror could climb out of her cot and therefore was not to be trusted.

When she was younger, I wouldn't have worried at all.

Growlithe Sat 29-Sep-12 19:06:35

This isn't Oxygene. He's singing karaoke in a guest house in Blackpool grin

YouOldSlag Sun 30-Sep-12 11:46:06

Yes mine escaped at 18 months too Startailoforgangeandgold

When we stayed in hotels we just got room service.

putri Sun 30-Sep-12 16:47:02

Wasn't this what the McCann did? While OP might want recommendation, it's a bit hard not to suggest other methods. Leaving an 18-mo-old alone in a room, whether the door is visible or not and with a monitor is too dodgy for me.

cestlavielife Tue 02-Oct-12 23:19:26

Room service eg get a suite so they in bedroom
Get a babysitter
Or put them sleeping in double buggy and take to restaurant

AnyFucker Tue 02-Oct-12 23:22:36

bye then

make sure you look after that relationship won't you ?

YouOldSlag Tue 02-Oct-12 23:26:11

Also, they might sleep through the night at home, but at 18 months they certainly know when they're in a new place and they certainly know when you are not around in that strange place. I doubt they will go down at 7pm and allow you to slip out to dinner.

Just get room service. They are still babies!

GoldenPeppermintCreams Mon 08-Oct-12 19:21:52

Rent an apartment/cottage/caravan and get a takeaway.

YouOldSlag Mon 08-Oct-12 19:27:44

Op, you'll just have to suck it up that when you have two 18 month olds, you can't always do what you want, when you want.

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