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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 26th Jul 18, 11:17 AM
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    Should I pay to "hire towels" in a holiday let?
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    Should I pay to "hire towels" in a holiday let? 26th Jul 18 at 11:17 AM
    I was about to book a holiday let in North Devon when I noticed it said Towels for Hire on the facilities listed. I assumed this was probably beach towels. But when I came to the payment page online, it added a towel hire charge of 5 per person for a bath towel and a hand towel. I was a bit surprised as it is not a particularly cheap let in the first place. What does anyone else think? Is it becoming common to charge for towels on a holiday let? It is on a working farm so it is not as if the owners live elsewhere.
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 26th Jul 18, 12:15 PM
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    In my experience it's more common for towels not to be provided and to have to bring our own.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 26th Jul 18, 5:13 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 5:13 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 5:13 PM
    In my experience towels are always included. What next table, chairs, tv and sofa hire charges?

    I'd avoid anywhere that tried it any other way.
    • photome
    • By photome 26th Jul 18, 6:15 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 6:15 PM
    A mix of all 3


    not provided


    provided free


    provided with a charge.


    guess if you want to stay there, pay the charge or take your own
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 26th Jul 18, 6:40 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 6:40 PM
    A mix of all 3

    not provided

    provided free

    provided with a charge.

    guess if you want to stay there, pay the charge or take your own
    Originally posted by photome
    We've experienced all three - the place we've been to recently didn't provide bedding or towels but it was also cheaper than nearby rentals.

    It's up to the owners what they want to provide.
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 28th Jul 18, 11:16 PM
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    • 28th Jul 18, 11:16 PM
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    When we go self catering with family we take towels for showers, beach, handtowls, bath mat and tea towels as none provided. As we travel by car we have room for them if we were using the train or coach space would be more of an issue. When we go to a B&B just hubby and me we just take a towel each for the beach as general towels for showering and hand towels are provided. Maybe the let you have booked hires out towels if needed for a fee due to customers using public transport and needing case space for other essentials, or get a lot of foreign visitors that ing it cheaper to hire towels than pay extra baggage. You should still provide towels for beach/swimming pool.
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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 29th Jul 18, 12:15 AM
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    • 29th Jul 18, 12:15 AM
    You can probably buy some for cheaper.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 30th Jul 18, 6:56 AM
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    I always hire our towels when going to haven. Saves on luggage space.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 1st Aug 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:16 PM
    The owner may have had problems with guest stealing the towels so now doesn't supply them.
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 8th Aug 18, 5:36 PM
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    I go self catering three times a year and towels are never included in the price. They are expensive to hire though so I would take your own. If you are travelling by car it's not too much of a problem. I go by public transport so I have some of those camping type towels that dry quickly. Most holiday lets now have washing machines included in the price so not too much of a problem.
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