A MUM has divided opinion after she complained the hotel she was staying at was too busy due to local people there.
She asked on Mumsnet if she was being unreasonable for being annoyed.
She wrote: “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?”
Some people agreed that the hotel should have made them aware of the bookings.
One person said: “If you are paying for the facilities you should surely have full access. It’s good that the locals support them in the off season but they shouldn’t really be neglecting their tourist trade.”
Another agreed:” The hotel management aren’t doing a good job if guests feel they aren’t being looked after properly and its management’s responsibility to balance local customers with staying guests.”
A third simply said: “I understand they want to attract locals, but not if it means staying guests are sidelined.”
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Others didn’t back her, however, pointing out that locals often help these businesses outside of the holiday season.
Somone asked: “Would that be the locals who support a business for 365 days a year?
Another remarked: “How awful, imagine letting LOCALS into the hotel.”
Last year, tourists also complained that Cornwall was “too busy” during the summer holiday season.
One woman wrote: “My parents spent £2k on self catering place in Cornwall. Hated it. Way over crowded, hours in queues and massive price hikes on everything.”
Another woman said she even ended her holiday in Newquay early as it was too busy,
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