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    • Karabunga
    • By Karabunga 14th Feb 18, 12:29 PM
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    Confusion over hotel rooms with child in tow?
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    Confusion over hotel rooms with child in tow? 14th Feb 18 at 12:29 PM
    Just wanted to get other peoples views on this to see if I am the only one that finds it difficult!

    As a family of three we like to have occasional weekends away, often staying at hotels and visiting local attractions. Our son is now 14, and we are finding it so confusing, as every hotel seems to have a different policy with regards to children (that's if you can even find a child policy on their websites as many don't list this information).

    I have come across the following;

    'Children under 10 may share a room with parents' (does this mean a single 11 year old must have a room on their own?)
    'Children under 15 may stay in the room'.
    Under 18's may stay in the room on a sofa bed/z-bed.
    'Children up to 4 may stay in a room with parents!?'

    The list goes on, there is no 'norm' in this country. Surely it is down to the individual family to decide what works for them? In our case, at 14, our son does not want to be in a room on his own and is more than happy to be with us. It would of course be different if we had two children.

    Any thoughts?
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 14th Feb 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 12:50 PM
    Just wanted to get other peoples views on this to see if I am the only one that finds it difficult!

    As a family of three we like to have occasional weekends away, often staying at hotels and visiting local attractions. Our son is now 14, and we are finding it so confusing, as every hotel seems to have a different policy with regards to children (that's if you can even find a child policy on their websites as many don't list this information).

    I have come across the following;

    'Children under 10 may share a room with parents' (does this mean a single 11 year old must have a room on their own?)
    Originally posted by Karabunga
    No, it means you need to book 2 rooms. You can sleep alone (double) and your wife with your son (twin) - or vice versa. Our son slept in his own hotel room from much younger. Ask the hotel to give you adjoining or connecting rooms if they can.

    'Children under 15 may stay in the room'.
    Under 18's may stay in the room on a sofa bed/z-bed.
    'Children up to 4 may stay in a room with parents!?'
    Originally posted by Karabunga
    All of those are self explanatory, are they not?

    The list goes on, there is no 'norm' in this country. Surely it is down to the individual family to decide what works for them? In our case, at 14, our son does not want to be in a room on his own and is more than happy to be with us. It would of course be different if we had two children.

    Any thoughts?
    Originally posted by Karabunga
    There is no norm in any country. It can be the same with flights/transport.

    If your son wants to stay in your room then book a family room with a rollaway/sofabed/extra bed.
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