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    What are your thought on this

    My dad tried to book a disabled room, through ukbreakaway, for a weekend at the president hotel in Blackpool but was told there was a £60 supplement which is put on by the hotel, when he asked why he got this email from the hotel


    Thank you for your email.


    We do not have disabled rooms as such.

    We have accessibility suites which are a larger room with a wet room hence they carry a supplement.

    If I can be of any further assistance to you do not hesitate to get back to me.


    Kind regards


    Liz

    Elizabeth Walsh

    Business Development Manager

    The President Hotel

    320-324 North Promenade

    Blackpool

    FY1 2JG



    M: 07860 447795

    T: 01253 624460

    E: president@thepresidenthotel.co.uk

    W: thepresidenthotel.co.uk



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    From: Ba Sd ]
    Sent: 27 April 2017 12:04
    To: president@thepresidenthotel.co.uk
    Subject: disabled room

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    Well their website clearly states that there is a £10 pppn suplement over the standard room rate for one of these Accisibility Suites-
    http://thepresidenthotel.co.uk/rooms...bility-suites/

    Theres even more if you want a larger suite.
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    Don't book with them, they sound like prats. I know nothing about them, but I know there are other hotels that are accessible, you just need to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    Well their website clearly states that there is a £10 pppn suplement over the standard room rate for one of these Accisibility Suites-
    http://thepresidenthotel.co.uk/rooms...bility-suites/

    Theres even more if you want a larger suite.

    ukbreakaway said the supplement was £60

    We know plenty accessible hotels, he just fancied this on but I don't agree so hopefully he'll look elsewhere.

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    Book directly with the hotel. Yes the suite is more than a standard room but not as high as ukbreakaway are quoting it seems.

    I always try to book directly with the hotel rather than use a 3rd party then I can be sure I'm getting a wheelchair accessible room. Sometimes I also manage to negotiate a better rate.
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    The price with ukbreakaway was £75, plus the supplement and the hotel price was £149 plus supp.

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    I would say that it's unbreakaway that is giving the wrong impression, and the hotel is giving it clearly.

    If you want a suite instead of a standard room then it's an extra £10 per person per night.

    Not just an "accessibility suite" they have other suites at the same price.
    (And other suites that cost even more).

    Remember this is seafront at Blackpool.
    You will get a better deal back from the promenade.

    As with anything else, if you don't like it then shop around.
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    It's not a case of what he wants, it's a case of what he needs, the Savoy a bit further down is a seafront hotel but don't charge for accessible accommodation, he has shopped around and settled for this until he found out about the extra charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    The price with ukbreakaway was £75, plus the supplement and the hotel price was £149 plus supp.
    The hotel website has a price guarantee so I'm surprised they won't match it. Having just put in random weekend, i.e Sat/Sun, I was quoted a room only rate of £89 per night, or £106 half board, for an accessible suite. That was based on 2 people.

    Sorry if I'm going off topic a little but I always look to ensure max value.
    Last edited by vantage; 04-27-2017 at 06:24 PM.
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    I holidayed in the Canaries g not Blackpool, admittedly) last year, and booked an accessible room...But once there I discovered that their standard rooms were just as accessible and not stuck in the back corner of the hotel. I changed rooms asap.

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