Accommodation '22

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Accommodation '22

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I have stayed in the same hotel near Fairford for the last 5 years. I have just contacted them to move my '21 booking (which had already moved from '20) to'22.
It's a very nice hotel and I was ok paying £80 a night; the charge for '22 will be £175. (single room - room only)
Time to start looking for somewhere new I think.
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Whilst I appreciate its a massive price hike, this industry has been absolutely decimated. If you can afford it, i'd consider trying to stretch to it.

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They also wanted full payment by the end of March this year - I've cancelled and am open to offers of a garden shed within 20 miles!
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I'm afraid that's likely to be a universal thing across the whole hospitality industry. As Mig_Eater has indicated, they have been hit pretty hard.

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MiG_Eater wrote:
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 2:54 pm
Whilst I appreciate its a massive price hike, this industry has been absolutely decimated. If you can afford it, i'd consider trying to stretch to it.
Would the hotel offer a discount if you explained you'd been on furlough for a year and couldn't pay the normal rate? "It's been a tough year and I wondered if you'd knock 20% off..." "No sir, the rate is as published".

So why are we expected to show empathy to them but not vice versa?

Nobody is going to be able to climb out of this situation quickly ( except for the big supermarkets I suppose ) and trying to claw back lost revenue in the first year of normality is not going to work.

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Be interesting to know which Hotel that is that's hiked the price. I used to use the same local hotel each year for about 5 years + then one year they literally doubled the prices to 5 star rates for a 2 star gaff and decided to stay at that level forever - sadly as much as it was convenient and close , elected to use alternatives further out . Talk about no loyalty for regulars.... sadly a sign of the times. CV19 is going to mean more rip offs going forward.

Did they offer a cancellation policy at those prices - if CV19 is still impacting in 2022 by any chance ?? Not to bad if you need to commit early.

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Try camping, I’ve used the official campsite for the last 3-4 years for the whole RIAT week which was less than the cost of a single night at a hotel
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Plenty campsites about if you can hack it. You would get a pitch in most if you booked early enough apart from Totterdown.

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We tend to do self-catering. Lots of lovely cottages/apartments to rent in and around the area, and for us it works out cheaper than hotels, and with a lot more space.

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play it cool wrote:
Sun 04 Apr 2021, 1:52 pm
We tend to do self-catering. Lots of lovely cottages/apartments to rent in and around the area, and for us it works out cheaper than hotels, and with a lot more space.
Thanks for the tip , play it cool, I've just booked a great wee cottage in Lechlade with lots of play stuff for the grandson. We were originally booked in the Travelodge up at Burford for 2020 This cottage will be so much better x

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Had booked with Suite Life Serviced Apartments in Swindon. Email today, "we'd like you to cancel your booking" with no further explanation.
Replied asking why and the first reply I got was "it's my apartment", when I pressed I was told they were closed for the week.

Seems slightly odd they'd be closed on the busiest week of the year, but still thought it might be worth a warning if anyone else has a booking with them you might want to make other plans.
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Domvickery wrote:
Mon 29 Mar 2021, 9:15 am
Try camping, I’ve used the official campsite for the last 3-4 years for the whole RIAT week which was less than the cost of a single night at a hotel
Can Recommend Fairford Fottie club Campsite. Fraction of the cost of the overprice Kempsford Malarkey. Nice and near the Village for a few pints too plus there is a bar on site!
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Hotel booked for riat 2022

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i've just rebooked the one i was going to stay in last year, about 80 quid a night, 25 minutes away

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rockfordstone wrote:
Tue 03 Aug 2021, 3:25 pm
i've just rebooked the one i was going to stay in last year, about 80 quid a night, 25 minutes away
I have rebooked the same hotel i have stayed in since 2014. I am staying from the Tuesday to the following Monday and they are only charging me a very reasonable £515.

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£80 a night & £515, thats crazy money, bar my spending money for tat, my FRIAT pass, camping cost, petrol, food (which includes a big curry with the rest of the UKAR staff) costs me less than £450 for the week
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Yes but you have to camp...

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Domvickery wrote:
Fri 06 Aug 2021, 9:38 am
£80 a night & £515, thats crazy money, bar my spending money for tat, my FRIAT pass, camping cost, petrol, food (which includes a big curry with the rest of the UKAR staff) costs me less than £450 for the week
I perfer to have a solid roof over my head.

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Struggling to find an OK priced hotel for 3 people with 3 individual beds fairly close by at the moment. Should not have left it so late to book so it's my fault!!!

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There's several holiday homes at South Cerney for 900 for five days - albeit two bedrooms someone has to have the sofa. Depends on your idea of an OK price I guess

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True, only staying for one night (Friday) then going home Saturday evening.

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I've mine booked for 2022. I usually stay in Bristol, close to Temple Meads (handy for early morning flight on the Monday) and get the train up to Swindon.

£180 for Thursday - Monday.

Same hotel chain in Swindon for the same dates £399 for basic no refundable, non flex booking and £561 for Flex booking.

It can be a pain getting up at 4.30am for a 5.30am train up to Swindon, but worth it. I've struck up so many great conversations with people going to Fairford on the way. Train is usually only £15 return per day so still works out a lot cheaper.

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jasonT1981 wrote:
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 3:59 pm
I've mine booked for 2022. I usually stay in Bristol, close to Temple Meads (handy for early morning flight on the Monday) and get the train up to Swindon.

£180 for Thursday - Monday.

Same hotel chain in Swindon for the same dates £399 for basic no refundable, non flex booking and £561 for Flex booking.

It can be a pain getting up at 4.30am for a 5.30am train up to Swindon, but worth it. I've struck up so many great conversations with people going to Fairford on the way. Train is usually only £15 return per day so still works out a lot cheaper.
Just looked on thetrainline.com and the cheapest there is for an anytime daily return for £31.04 from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon.

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Domvickery wrote:
Fri 06 Aug 2021, 9:38 am
£80 a night & £515, thats crazy money, bar my spending money for tat, my FRIAT pass, camping cost, petrol, food (which includes a big curry with the rest of the UKAR staff) costs me less than £450 for the week
its a bit steep i admit, but it comes down to two things. i like a bed, and decent shower, especially as i am there for the best part of a week. to get those things anywhere near RIAT costs
i can justify it because i effectively paid for my FRIAT ticket in 2019 so i don't need to factor that cost into my 2022 budget.
each to their own i guess
i should also note that there is additional cost on the room for "flex" in case the previously unimaginable happens again

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