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I had booked accommodation through booking.com as leisure.

In one of 3 emails there was one sentence "We can only accept guests staying for essential travel purposes. We cannot accept accommodation for leisure purposes on any date." All others stated government guidelines, I phoned to check.

I was advised by a polite if very patronising gentleman, that the statement was correct I would be turned away at the door.
The company policy was the hotel was solely for key workers, until a date he specified in May, THIS WAS NOT CLEAR ON THE GROUP OR BOOKING.COM WEBSITE.

Check and double check for the time being.

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I won't be going on holiday anytime soon, while all the other selfish disease ridden troglodites are roaming around in droves :lol

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We arrived for a stay overnight at a property through them in Wales last year. Property was no longer available had been let out as a house for people to live in. Their suggestion was I could up front pay for one of the other properties through them and they would sort it out later. It took them so long to investigate what was happening and to make that suggestion I had already decided to take the kids home. Fuming and rubbish.

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I've had similar issues with booking.com. They can be good but I've found I can often get as good a deal by contacting the hotel / owner directly. Sometimes a better deal too, and often get treated better as well.

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I’m currently in a Premier Inn in Rugby ..... stop laughing.

I stop in PI at least 1 night a week on business, no one has ever challenged me as to my reason for being there.

Jules comes with me now and again for a change of scenery .... no one asks....

There’s a couple 2 doors down having very noisy sex .... Business ? .. possibly .... 

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11 minutes ago, Trooper74 said:

I’m currently in a Premier Inn in Rugby ..... stop laughing.

I stop in PI at least 1 night a week on business, no one has ever challenged me as to my reason for being there.

Jules comes with me now and again for a change of scenery .... no one asks....

There’s a couple 2 doors down having very noisy sex .... Business ? .. possibly .... 

well if they are having fun leave them to it :classic_laugh:

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11 minutes ago, skyrider said:

well if they are having fun leave them to it :classic_laugh:

I'm only jealous ..... all alone ....:classic_sad:

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14 minutes ago, skyrider said:

stopped in formula 1 hotels a couple of times with self cleaning toilets and showers

Formula 1 are an ok hotel chain as long as your happy with the prostitutes in and out of the room either side of you ..and those mad 3 bed rooms ,,, thats a single bed bunk over a double  !!

There’s got to be a specialist website for it ... 😃

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1 hour ago, skyrider said:

stopped in formula 1 hotels a couple of times with self cleaning toilets and showers

Did that once. Once too often I realised very early in my stay. 
 

 

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32 minutes ago, Steve_M said:

Did that once. Once too often I realised very early in my stay. 
 

 

and you dont get a full breakfast in those places

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Booking.com were ok when they first came out. They mostly over charge now. 
I use them to find a place then go to their website and either book online of call the place. I usually get a better deal booking directly with the B&B, hotel or whatever. 

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