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More of a "would I be cheeky"

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Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:38:51

I have a voucher for a "suite experience in one of our deluxe suites" from a hotel I stay in frequently for work. If it makes a difference, I pay all my accommodation expenses as am freelance.
Would it be very cheeky of me to ring them up and ask if I can use this voucher on New Year's Eve? I have checked the website and there are "suites" available.
I am not keen on the fireworks that happen around here and would prefer to be away with my car in secure parking, underground.
Should I try it? They can only say no, but the voucher states it is valid from x to y with no exclusion dates.

Lostpangolin Thu 29-Dec-16 17:41:24

They can only say no Fiona, give it a shot

Crikeyblimey Thu 29-Dec-16 17:41:48

Of course it isn't cheeky to ask, so long as you are polite whatever they respond with. As a good friend of mine used to say 'the only way to get a definite 'no' is to not ask'

Costacoffeeplease Thu 29-Dec-16 17:42:08

If it doesn't specifically exclude nye there's no harm in giving it a try

Fluffyears Thu 29-Dec-16 17:45:20

If you don't ask you don't get...

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:47:12

Ooh, excellent, that is what I thought. I will give them a ring directly. Thanks for the encouragement :-)

Bluntness100 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:47:24

I see nothing wrong in asking, if the suites aren't booked they probably will say yes. It's no biggie to them.

GiftsOnTheFireLogsOnTheTree Thu 29-Dec-16 17:47:44

Why would it be cheeky? Am I missing something?

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:49:39

Well New Year's Eve and all that. But I am betting on less than 100% occupancy.

Graphista Thu 29-Dec-16 17:49:48

They'd rather have the room be used and you spend money on drinks/food etc than have it sit vacant. Worst is they say no, no biggie

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 29-Dec-16 17:53:04

Sounds great. What did they say?

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:03:02

Haven't phoned them yet. Unlikely I would order food and drink, the food is not wonderful, but I would certainly have a swim in the pool.
Just psyching myself up now!

ConkerTriumphant Thu 29-Dec-16 18:15:46

Do it do it!

harderandharder2breathe Thu 29-Dec-16 18:33:26

Yanbu to ask!

You have a voucher with no specific exclusion dates, they have availability, hopefully it'll be fine! If not, at least you tried

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:39:33

I did it! The answer was "YES" and they are looking forward to seeing me. Excellent result.

BastardGoDarkly Thu 29-Dec-16 18:41:08

Hooooraaaaayyyy!! Can I come?!

Costacoffeeplease Thu 29-Dec-16 18:43:02

Woop woop

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:46:05

LOL. I am sure there is room for at least 5 other people, but I would have to smuggle you in from the underground car park!

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:58:12

Have just had the confirmation e-mail. My suite will be the same size as the upstairs in my house. With breakfast (not my favourite meal) and some other stuff. Really looking forward to it now.
Needless to say, no response from OH on this. He is NOT invited (as is probably working)!

Graphista Thu 29-Dec-16 19:07:03

Yay excellent! Enjoy

Fiona2609 Thu 29-Dec-16 19:08:59

Thanks, I will do.

melj1213 Thu 29-Dec-16 19:53:59

Congrats on your New Year mini-break, OP, enjoy it!

For future reference, I tend to go with "It never hurts to ask, provided you're willing to accept a "no" as much as you want to hear a "yes"" approach to asking for things.

I work in retail customer services and there's nothing worse than being asked for something, saying it's not available/applicable and people kicking off because they can't have it ... you asked a question, with "no" as an option ... don't ask a yes/no question if you only want a "Yes".

PinxTheTinxMinx Thu 29-Dec-16 21:08:15

Excellent news OP - I'm a big believer in if you don't ask you don't get.

TweedleDee3TweedleDum Thu 29-Dec-16 21:13:38

Brilliant, Fiona. Have a wonderful NYE.

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