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Adult only holidays and hotels are too expensive

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Why are adult only holidays and hotels so expensive and why can't the holiday companies and hotels do more to help those of us who just want a quiet holiday in the sun without being overrun with noisy kids?

I have just returned from a week long holiday in with Fuerteventura my partner and the only thing that spoilt it was the children.  We stayed in a all inclusive hotel and we purposely picked a week out of school holidays to avoid the brat brigade.  Everything was fine until half through the week when we were unceremoniously woken up at 7am by screaming kids who were allowed to run wild disturbing everyone apart from their parents.

It seems that as soon as they land some parents just let the children run riot without giving anyone else who happens to be on holiday a second thought.  All my partner and I wanted to do was have a well earned rest after working hard, and up until half way through the week we got just that.  However, when the the family from hell moved into an apartment nearby they woke us up at daft-o-clock every morning!

A beach in Mallorca

On returning to the UK I decided to check out adult only holidays only to find you have to pay a lot more for the privilege of getting the quiet room you deserve, and on top of that you are not alway guaranteed a brat free hotel.  In an ideal world hotels would be aware of this when checking in guests keeping the kids to one side of the hotel, so they can cry, scream and squawk to their hearts content and us couples looking for a bit R&R to the other side and never the twain shall meet.  I feel we are penalised for not wanting other people's' screaming brats around us.

By: Lancashire Lass


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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Cookie, I feel for you. My own views on this are stated below, and the possible injuries I mentioned could have been very serious. A large boy dive bombing in the pool narrowly avoided hitting my head, which could have boken my neck as I was standing in the water at the time. The other incident was a little girl running who darted out in front of me when I was carrying 2 cups of hot coffee.

As it happens the gom and I are off to Turkey on Wednesday, we usually stick to smallish hotels and go during term time; that way if there are any children there they will be few in number.

By the way, if you do an internet search for "adult only hotels" you will get some very interesting results, not all what you are looking for!
grumpyoldwoman
12th May 18 12:09

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Cookie suffolk

Cookie suffolk

Just returned from 2 weeks in 5 star hotel in Turkey after Easter holidays and so many toddlers in hotel! The norm seems to be to let your kid climb all over the furniture in the dining room, scream incessantly, ride a bike or roller skate round the bar until 10pm, all while the delightful parents are too busy with their noses stuck in their phones to bother to discipline the buggers. Don't these parents ever put their brats to bed? No matter what the expense is of adults only hotels, this is now the way I'll go. Too many precious holidays spoiled now by selfish parents of truly terrible toddlers.
Cookie suffolk
11th May 18 18:27

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Jet Setter

Jet Setter

I have spent holidays in both environments and quiet frankly I prefer the adult version with no screaming kids, no Mickey Mouse Wannabe and not parents palming there loving offspring on to someone else. Give me a lively quiet pool area, cocktails and adult conversation anytime.
Jet Setter
17th Oct 14 01:25

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JimmySav

JimmySav

I just stayed in an adults only Hotel in Mallorca. It was the dullest soul-less place on the planet, and a huge mistake, not to be repeated.
JimmySav
2nd Sep 13 13:09

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laser

laser

yup, child free places are at a premium. am sick of the screaming wherever I go, no peace at all these days. can't even have a coffee out without a friggin creche going on inside.
laser
25th Jul 13 15:15

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LancahireLass

LancahireLass

Freddie, well said. I don't hate children it's just that these days it's difficult to find a child free place to go, even most pubs allow them, pubs are not play areas and at one time no one under a certain age was allowed in. If the pub does allow them then they should provide a family room with play area and a room for adults only.
LancahireLass
25th Jul 13 09:19

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Freddie

Freddie

OAP.....you're right, I don't have children or grandchildren as I chose not to. That doesn't make me less able to smile. I smile all the time when I'm socialising with friends in child free environments.
Those of us that chose not to have children should not have to put up with the unruly behaviour of others children. All I ask for is a bit of basic consideration from parents. Is that really unreasonable? When I am sat in a restaurant I expect to be able to enjoy the social occasion. I don't expect to have to ask for every word spoken to me to be repeated as I cannot hear because of the din from the screaming brat at the next table, or to be the centre piece around which a game of chase is going on! That's not unreasonable at all. I totally get that children will play and be noisy but there is a time and a place for that. Restaurants, cinemas, bars, supermarkets etc are neither the time or the place yet the parents do nothing to control their children and you're not supposed to complain for fear of being called a grumpy old git! Well that isn't acceptable! I don't blame the kids, I blame the incompetent morons posing as their parents. It amazes me that if you want to buy a dog you have to be 'vetted' yet any imbocile can have a child!
I don't dislike children and I know a lot of very pleasant kids. I also accept that kids will be kids but let's be reasonable. It isn't all about them all of the time!
Freddie
24th Jul 13 09:10

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OAP

OAP

GOW, It's a wonder that you have time for a holiday judging by the amount of time you spend on this site. Crying about badly behaved children from bad families is a major problem in the UK that you and a few others on this site will not solve. Just go on your holidays and enjoy the peace and quite that I'm sure you deserve.
OAP
23rd Jul 13 18:16

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

OAP, I have children and grandchildren; all brought up to enjoy themselves without disturbing others too much. We didn't take them on a plane until they were old enough to behave. Having said that there is always a certain amount of noise to be expected when children are about anyway, and so many of them nowadays are allowed to run riot and ruin the holidays of others.

Having escaped serious injury twice while on holiday due to uncontrolled children I prefer to go somewhere where there will be no children or just a few.

Why shouldn't those of us who have brought up our own children be allowed to have holidays without the company of the badly behaved children of others?
grumpyoldwoman
23rd Jul 13 17:41

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OAP

OAP

Freddie old boy, I bet you have had two stitches sown into your cheeks just to look as if you can smile. Its quite evident you've got no kids or grandchildren.
OAP
23rd Jul 13 14:21

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Freddie

Freddie

Thompson Gold offer a range of adult only hotels where you can relax without being overrun by screaming brats. I like to chill out on my holiday and don't want to be subjected to others children so I book a private villa with a pool. It actually works out no more expensive than a decent hotel and you get to relax properly. Owners direct is an excellent website to find your idyllic retreat. leave the kids to go to hotels and wreck other peoples holidays whilst you enjoy yours.
Freddie
23rd Jul 13 11:46

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

The school holidays are upon us once again and it's six weeks of hell where kids are aloud to run amok. Good Luck to anyone child free holidaymakers wanting some R&R.
LancashireLass
23rd Jul 13 00:02

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Stirling Lichen may have a point albeit quite sarcastically, my point is that every one deserves the holiday that they pay for and yes some adults can be just annoying as some kids, what needs to happen is people should be aware of what's going on around them, yes if I decide to sit by the big pool which includes families then kids will be running riot, but in the same instance if a family encroaches on the quiet pool then they should respect that it is the quiet area and so should remain quiet. Also I do think that letting your kids run riot at seven in the morning is not acceptable. Just for the record I'm not one of the grumpy naysayers who moan that its too hot and crave a decent cup of tea. I work full time and when I go on holiday some of the time all I want is some rest and relaxation not some screaming brat squawking away at the break of dawn.
LancashireLass
3rd May 13 07:06

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Stirling Lichen

Stirling Lichen

As I said...well rounded pleasant individuals who wouldn't respond with infantile taunts. I blame the parents. I suppose those learnt behaviours are what rub off on exactly the people you are complaining about.
Stirling Lichen
2nd May 13 19:38

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Stirling Lichen

Stirling Lichen

I think hotels and holiday companies should ban all adult only groups as they spoil the holidays of families, teenagers and young adults with their incessant whining. In fact the holiday companies should come up with a resort purely for moaning old flatulents where they can totter around moaning that its too hot, or they cant find a descent cup of tea! Why didn't the parents of these grumpy naysayers bring them up as well rounded and pleasant individuals. I really do blame their parents. I can understand why they have to pay more to be separated from ordinary society.
Stirling Lichen
28th Apr 13 22:20

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