No Solo,s Allowed

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  1. Eve

    Eve Read Only Funster

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    A solo lady I know recently went to SEARLES HOLIDAY PARK IN HUNSTANTON.
    Only to be turned away for being a solo although she booked as a solo,luckily the couple she was with,said her son would be joining the party later.:wub::Smile::whistle2::whistle2:

    I understand any private landowner has the right to refuse anyone,if it was a private club ,members only I could understand,but it's open to the public,and they are choosing to discriminate against people who are solo.!!:swear2::swear2:

    Please make a note of the name,just in case you decide to have a break there, Annette was lucky as friends she was travelling with told a little white lie? :whistle2:So she enjoyed her weekend there.

    Shame on this site SEARLES holiday park Hunstanton:moon2::moon2::moon2:
     
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  2. lindyloot

    lindyloot Funster Life Member

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    Yes Nette is a friend too. They say it is in their t & c's

    " 5. Only persons listed on the registration form may occupy the accommodation allocated. Searles Leisure Resort specialises in providing holidays for families with young children. While couples are welcome we do not offer accommodation that has less than four berths. We do not accept reservations from all male or all female parties unless they are a family unit. All reservations must include a person of at least 25 years of age. Single occupancy is not allowed."

    this is the part they refer you to but nowehere , if my understanding is correct , does it make it plain that it includes Motorhomes, caravans or tents that will use their touring section.
    I think it is an absolute disgrace , they were not informed at time of booking ( the day before) only on arrival that singles are not welcome.
     
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  3. Eve

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    They did put that to them,it's seems singles might be a danger to couples!!If you go into there site friends of SEARLES it's an open site,and just read some of the replies from Lucy who representents them,it's an eye opener. I am sure some of it like not accepting same sex is discrimination .but look for yourself see what you think????
     
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    Linky please.
     
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    Having been to Searles, she almost had a lucky escape.
     
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    Searles T&Cs are for all units in or using the park,
    http://www.searles.co.uk/contact-and-directions/terms-and-conditions/

    as I read it, they make no distinction in the rules between rented accommodation and tourer/tenting pitches.. the park rules apply to all units irrespective, but some rules obviously don't apply to rented accommodation ..eg

    13. You will be required to lift ground sheets to allow the grass to recover, when booking a tent pitch for more than one week. Eco friendly ground sheets are preferred on the Park.

    and the rule being questioned..

    All reservations must include a person of at least 25 years of age. Single occupancy is not allowed.
     
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  9. John Laidler

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    It might just be political correctness gone mad. They may actually not want single men, perhaps having had a bad experience (in their view) but sex discrimination laws prevent them banning just males.

    A bit like the recent change which prevents insurance companies loading driving policies for young men compared to young women, even though the former statistically have more and worse accidents.
     
  10. Eve

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    I would be happy if they gave an explanation for this rule.??
     
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    Anti-paedo policy?

    Don't worry, it's an overpriced monopoly. I would park in Hunny for the day and stay elsewhere.
     
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    Why worry yourself over it, they choose to not allow single occupancy, prefectly reasonable IMHO. Just go somewhere else, it really is that easy.

    D.
     
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    They have stated there "rules" in the T+C's, yes it doesn't suit everyone but there choice?

    Plenty of other places to spend your hard earned!

    Andy
     
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    I don't think it is reasonable at all sorry.

    However agree with the just go somewhere else bit.
     
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    To explain the situation a little more....I have posted the following link, and to add it was getting a little late on a November Sunday afternoon...so probably not as easy to just go somewhere else etc as it might have been in Summer...little choice of sites open at this time of year. And being alone albeit with Friends in another unit I wouldn't have fancied wild camping.
    By the way the C&CC have been informed as they list this site for the area....and I believe are looking into it too, and may consider looking for an alternative to list. I too have contacted them.
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/have-you-been-turned-away-not-nice.119580/
     
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    Just to add ... We hadn't seen any terms and conditions, booked over the phone ! In fact we thought when they did start quoting T&C they meant their own static units...hope this clears up any confusion x
     
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    If they want to enforce their own rules why don't they take two occupant's names at the time of booking instead of letting somebody get there and then turning them away, that's the stupid but to me, well apart from the stupid rule in the first place but they might have valid reasons for it.

    Martin
     
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    Hi Martin...it would seem the reasons are the last paragraph in the email that they send out when this is queried....they must think anyone single is a threat to society. Which is laughable as singles can join their leisure club...swim in the pool etc. there are also three entrances to the site (that I know of) that anyone can walk onto the site. Of course the price of the pitch is the same whether 1/2 or 4 people. You can see the reply they send out on the other link.
     
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    I believe that policies saying not same sex groups are to avoid hosing hen/stag dos with the possible unruly behaviour stemming from them, not to discriminate against same sex couples. Some parks won't take groups of people below a certain age, either, in case they are unruly and don't go to bed at a reasonable time.
    The not wanting solo travellers is a bit odd ... the only thing I can come up with to explain that is that they may think that people by themselves are less likely to spend money in other areas of the par, so not as financially viable as guests as couples/family units.
    Either way, I think this shall be a place that we avoid - there is no reason the person taking the booking didn't mention the policy. To leave it until someone arrives and then tell them they can't stay. Ridiculous!
     
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    Sorry but I think it is an awful situation to be in,you make a booking pay for it,it is accepted with no questions asked,you arrive,then you are turned away,because you are single, and you think is is reasonable behaviour :Eeek::Eeek: luckily the lady concerned was with friends.

    May I ask If you where a female and single!!:reel: Or may be you have a daughter who could find herself in this position! Would you honestly be happy about it ???:rofl::rofl:
     
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