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QueenofKelsingra Sat 22-Mar-14 13:21:54

Posting for traffic really.

We have 3DC, DS (4yo) and DTs (22m). We need an overnight stop on the way to our holiday. planning to stay with a chain hotel and I know the room is big enough to fit 2 travel cots in. the hotel however have a strict 2 adults 2 kids policy.

has anyone done the sneaking the extra child in method to avoid having to pay for 2 rooms? it just seems mad to pay for an extra room when there is space in one room for us.

any thoughts?

DrankSangriaInThePark Sat 22-Mar-14 13:23:54

Do you steal stuff from shops as well, just because prices are a bit mad?

rachyconks Sat 22-Mar-14 13:23:55

The hotel is not insured to have the extra cot in the room. That's why the policy is so strict. That being said, I know people who have done it. I personally wouldn't risk it myself in case something happened.

GimmeDaBoobehz Sat 22-Mar-14 13:24:02

If you think they'll be able to fit in then I'd go for it.

It's not going to hurt anyone.

I've sneaked my own food into places that say not to bring your own food in.

I think you'll be fine - but do be discreet.

Have a good trip away.

WorraLiberty Sat 22-Mar-14 13:24:28

Can't you find a different hotel or a B&B?

I'd be too worried about being spotted and the disruption that might cause if they didn't let you in, or didn't have a 2nd room available.

Bogeyface Sat 22-Mar-14 13:24:39

Why dont you stay at a different hotel?

DrankSangriaInThePark Sat 22-Mar-14 13:24:53

I think, if you actually rang them and explained, that 2 of your children were effectively still babies, they would let you do it.

But to just do it, is U.

MyNameIsKenAdams Sat 22-Mar-14 13:25:24

It will be for fire regs.

If needs, send dh and one baby and dd in to check in. When he gets to the room, get him to text you the room number and just go up with baby no. 2.

TheScience Sat 22-Mar-14 13:27:07

I would, yes.

QueenofKelsingra Sat 22-Mar-14 13:27:14

nowhere on the route has rooms for 5 without the cost being astronomical.

I would be nervous about being spotted but it just seems so crazy to pay for essentially 3 beds we wont use if we get 2 rooms!

GimmeDaBoobehz Sat 22-Mar-14 13:27:25

Oh you are going to bring the extra cot in yourself.

Wont the staff notice?

QueenofKelsingra Sat 22-Mar-14 13:28:10

drank - we phoned and asked, its a flat no.

kenadams that would be how we planned to do it.

MsMischief Sat 22-Mar-14 13:29:55

I've done it. It's massively difficult to find a room for 5 and when they are too little to have a room on their own you would only be paying for a room to stand empty.

ikeaismylocal Sat 22-Mar-14 13:33:59

I would do it. Could one of the twins share your bed?

If found out I would just say I had no idea, how silly that you need an extra room for such a small person!

In my experience of basic hotels the people checking you in don't really pay much attention,probably best to dress the twins the same and they probably won't notice.

Twooter Sat 22-Mar-14 13:36:50

We used premier inn when our Dc3 was a baby. We had to book over the phone though as their website wouldn't do it.

Bakingnovice Sat 22-Mar-14 13:38:16

I wouldn't because my kids are older and need their own bed. But I know so many people who do it, check in and then sneak in.

mummymeister Sat 22-Mar-14 13:40:36

Its part of their fire risk assessment so they have to say no and expect you to keep to this. I just wouldn't risk it to be honest. they have a policy. you have asked whether you can or not and they have said no so just don't do it. if they catch you they will make you pay up anyway if they have a room free and I just wouldn't risk them no having another room. travelodges will definitely take 4 + cot as we have done it ourselves. would suggest you stay somewhere else. you wont be able to have breakfast with an extra child will you?

QueenofKelsingra Sat 22-Mar-14 13:43:10

the hotel in question is in france, not uk, although they have hotels here too.

I wouldn't do it when they need an actual bed but they are still in travel cots.

it is in a smallish place and DH is worried there wont be enough people around to cover the sneaking in.

5ofus Sat 22-Mar-14 13:43:28

I would do it. There are 5 of us too.

mrsjay Sat 22-Mar-14 13:45:20

can you not just share the beds with the twins travel lodge have family rooms for 5 do they not I think they will notice when you rock up with 2 babies how are planning to sneak them in

Bogeyface Sat 22-Mar-14 13:45:42

I think you are just going to have to suck up the cost, the risk of getting caught out is too great.

mrsjay Sat 22-Mar-14 13:46:21

oh ok so not in the uk still would have the babies in beds though what is going to happen the rest of your trip where are you all staying

NigellasDealer Sat 22-Mar-14 13:46:28

i have two words, fire and regs

QueenofKelsingra Sat 22-Mar-14 13:51:46

we have a villa/gite for the rest of the holiday so no problems there.

mrsjay sharing beds doesn't change the fact there are still 5 in one room which is the issue. but we personally don't do co-sleeping.

Leggingsandtrainersnonono Sat 22-Mar-14 13:52:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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