Stayed 1 night on Saturday 28th June 2014 with work colleagues 2 x twin rooms, no request for breakfast. The staff were friendly to an extent. Was not happy when requested to write down and leave my card details including my security pin number with staff which in my opinion could leave me open to any would be opportunist committing fraud (in no way saying the staff are crooks). I have stayed in many hotels and have never been asked to write ALL my card details down for the hotel to keep. Previous hotels have swiped my card beforehand as a fall back if damage was made to the rooms etc. which is standard procedure in many hotels which is absolutely fine by me.
The manager insisted, that was their policy and stated "I will refund your booking if you don't and you can find another hotel but this will be difficult for you" therefore putting me in a corner.
I stood my ground writing my card details down but not my security pin number which reluctantly the duty manager agreed too.
Does anybody else consider this odd or is it just me. Am I being over sensitive?
A simple stop over with the guys, the rooms were bog standard, plenty of hot water, towels and bedding. The rooms not dirty but not exceptionally clean either. Definitely not somewhere I would have stayed with my girlfriend, but you get what you pay for, however the only noise disturbance came from inside the room from my work colleague snoring and not from the outside.
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