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Arbesque · 06/10/2022 08:56

We are staying in a hotel at the moment and couldn't get a seat in the lounge yesterday evening because it was full of locals watching a match and drinking pints.

Another resident told us that on Sunday they had to eat in the bar because the dining room was booked out for a 70th birthday lunch.

We also have very limited access to the pool because of school swimming lessons, aquafit classes etc

Anyone else get annoyed when they stay in a hotel and find themselves constantly playing second fiddle to locals?

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Jaffacats · 06/10/2022 22:41

I’ve been to a few places like this. It’s disappointing when you can’t use the facilities because it’s jam packed with non residents. A good compromise (for leisure facilities) would be to have some closed sessions for hotel guests only and open sessions for public and hotel guests.

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ChilliBandit · 06/10/2022 22:46

HighlandPony · 06/10/2022 22:22

Because tourisms likely the reason the community doesn’t have their own facilities.

So tourists have to pay the price for poor local government decisions? I would direct your anger at your elected officials for not putting local residents first in planning applications and funding allocations, than the OP who isn’t responsible for the lack of a local swimming pool.

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Arbesque · 07/10/2022 07:23

HighlandPony · 06/10/2022 22:09

No. You can have both. If the restaurant is packed come back at another time. As OP has already said she’s only annoyed because the place was being used by locals. Wouldn’t care if it was other folk staying in the hotel just the locals. This attitude does my tits in. We have to live here. Why should our kids miss out on things like swimming lessons so you can have your fucking jolly and sod off home again. Sick of being like second class citizens where I was bloody born. Maybe if you lived in a community like mine you’d get it.

No I clarified it was because non residents were getting priority. Please read the thread properly.

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PuppyMonkey · 07/10/2022 07:34

I know everyone on this thread will probably carry on ignoring the OP’s posts and having a right laugh about her attitude to “locals” etc etc but fwiw I would be cross if I’d booked a hotel with a restaurant and a pool only to be told when I got there that I couldn’t use the restaurant and pool.

I think the point is, have you made your complaints clear to the hotel OP?

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Arbesque · 07/10/2022 07:55

PuppyMonkey · 07/10/2022 07:34

I know everyone on this thread will probably carry on ignoring the OP’s posts and having a right laugh about her attitude to “locals” etc etc but fwiw I would be cross if I’d booked a hotel with a restaurant and a pool only to be told when I got there that I couldn’t use the restaurant and pool.

I think the point is, have you made your complaints clear to the hotel OP?

Yes when checking out we expressed our disappointment. The receptionist just shrugged and said something about being very busy this week, sobI mentioned it in an online review.

I had forgotten how some posters take one word in an OP and then use it to invent a completely new OP that actually-wasn't-what-you-said. Even the tired old 'pearl clutching' put down, that was amusing about ten years ago, has been trotted out.

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Arbesque · 07/10/2022 09:46

HighlandPony · 06/10/2022 22:22

Because tourisms likely the reason the community doesn’t have their own facilities.

So you advocate taking it out on tourists by tricking them into paying for facilities they are then not allowed use?

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grapehyacinthisactuallyblue · 07/10/2022 10:12

It's wrong that if the hotel sold something and doesn't provide what they have promised.
It's nothing wrong with locals using facility if they are allowed.
So, it's not a problem with locals, it's the problem with the hotel.

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Arbesque · 07/10/2022 11:40

I totally agree and that is who my issue is with. A few posters just decided to twist my op to make it sound like I was looking down on locals. I've no idea why. Perhaps they just enjoy being rude and unpleasant.

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