I'm coming to Blackpool tomorrow for a long weekend .
we are going to see the illuminations and the fair .
actually , no one has even bothered to look , to see if they are on , l.o.l.
we are staying in Preston at the Premier inn , which we booked over a month ago to get the £ 29 a night deal ,
BUT , only yesterday does the Premier Inn ring to say they do NOT have an on site car park and you have to pay to use the Euro car park next to it ............ W.T.F.
i said can't we park on the street outside and she said it's all double yellows .
The Euro car park is about £ 5.00 from 6.30 pm / evening until 7.30 am in the morning , when i'm expected to get out of bed and pay an extra £ 1.10 for every hour after .
So if we want to come back for a quick bite of lunch or change our clothes , it will cost us to park outside the hotel .......
Then the receptionist said on the phone , but if you buy 2 X £ 4.50 tickets and stick them in your window you can park for 24 hours ,
BUT , these are only available after 3.30 pm .
O.K. = £ 18 is not the end of the world for 2 nights parking , but , you would think , that you could at the least , park outside your own hotel and it would be FREE .
Any parent with kids knows that you have enough of a handful with your children , bags , prams etc etc etc without having to drag it all from a car park to the hotel and be upset further more by having the priviledge to pay for it .
WHY THE HECK BUILD A HOTEL WITHOUT IT'S OWN CAR PARK !!!
unfortunately , we can only get the £ 29 a night deal if you book 21 days in advance , so if we swap hotels now ( according to reception ) we still have to pay for £ 29 a night hotel ,
BUT , the new hotel will be about £ 50 a night extra .
COVER YOUR EARS .
Does anyone else agree with me or think i'm being silly because the carpark is not on site and they ring us up with 3 days to go , to tell us ?
Thanks for listening to my rant ............ Over Now .