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AIBU to be upset at friend charging us to visit?

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snoozy2straws · 21/06/2019 00:35

Old friend and Godmother to my DD, we arranged in Jan to visit her and her hubby who live in Southern Italy with our 2 DCs. We are staying for 5 nights. We spoke today to make final arrangements and she has asked us to pay her £800 plus food for the stay. I’m shocked and deeply upset as it seems so callous and commercial, not the visit to friends we had expected, besides which we really cant afford it. I would have been happy to pay £100 p/head plus food but this seems a lot. I feel like not going but what would I tell DD she is so excited. We are staying in their house so not even an annex or separate apartment! I should have got this clear at the outset but I did not expect this 5 days before we go!
What would you do? AIBU? Is this a fair deal for a summer holiday in the sun with the use of a pool but in their house with them?

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DGV · 27/06/2019 22:14

@Duncanward, maybe take a few minutes to read the OP's post if you can't be bothered to RTFT? Hmm

longwayoff · 27/06/2019 22:38

Get a copy of 'A Year in Provence'. Peter Mayor will tell you about the many friends who visit in summer. Then book yourself and family a week at a hotel or campsite or something.

stucknoue · 27/06/2019 22:41

It seems very odd to me! If you were invited then to then be billed seems bizarre. I would find a hotel instead at that price!

noenergy · 04/07/2019 07:40

What happened in the end OP? Did u go?

Aridane · 11/07/2019 22:22

Did you go?

beanaseireann · 20/07/2019 05:54

Did you go ?

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