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Cat Chat Weekend Meet Up April 2019

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Pixie_Tinker_Bell, Jan 8, 2019.


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What is your preference for accommodation?

  1. Organise my own accommodation

    12 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Stay with the group in a lodge/ lodges

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Stay with the group in a shared accommodation in the city centre

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. A group booking for a city centre hotel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Pixie_Tinker_Bell

    Pixie_Tinker_Bell PetForums Senior

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    So I've been biding my time with this one as I wanted to put thought and effort into it so this could be the last poll before getting things booked seeing as time is moving on.

    However I've been insanely busy recently and clearly not going to get time to sit and consider it so I've done a rough poll that hopefully covers all bases.

    I've only allowed one choice each as we need a better idea of numbers for group bookings. Once we've got some numbers from the poll we can then decide what to do next.

    As ever I'm open to ideas and if I've made any obvious errors in this poll please let me know, have I missed anything out?!
     
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  2. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I'm honestly happy with whatever, but I chose a group lodge on the poll.
     
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  3. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I think some lodge places won't hire to large non-family groups as, obviously, unrelated people invariably trash places with wild parties, whereas related people never party. Though I'm not sure how they would prove whether or not we're related... :confused:
     
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  4. Pixie_Tinker_Bell

    Pixie_Tinker_Bell PetForums Senior

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    When I've been looking there seems to be a few places that are ok with non-related groups. I think because York is a popular choice for hen parties there is accommodation options to suit those needs.
     
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  5. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    I quite often hire places for my walking group - admittedly not in cities. But the only times I've seen restrictions has been no single sex groups and I've not often seen that anyway.
     
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  6. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    So in a group of crazy cat ladies, a token male is required? :Hilarious
     
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  7. Vanessa131

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    I have put organise my own, i’m on a budget so probably wouldn’t be able to stretch to a lodge etc.
     
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    I’ve put organise my own as I think I need to know I’ve got a room to myself just for a bit of downtime.
     
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  9. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    I've put lodge and I'd share a 2 bed with you CP.

    I need a room on my own too but more than happy to share the lodge itself with you and/or Ceiling Kitty.

    ETA As long as someone is prepared to bring me morning tea rofl!!
     
  10. Pixie_Tinker_Bell

    Pixie_Tinker_Bell PetForums Senior

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    I'm hoping that any shared accommodations could have individual bedrooms so everyone's got their own wee space however if people are willing to share a room that would be good to know as it may widen the scope of where we could book.
     
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  11. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I can do that, you've brought me morning tea before! :)
     
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  12. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Most lodges I've used in the past have a mixture of double and twin bedrooms, though that's only a small selection obviously. If there is a mixture, then maybe you could do it so that people who don't mind sharing can pay a smaller amount - better for those on a budget?

    For example, if lodge had four bedrooms (two double, two twin) and was £400*, two people choosing double could pay £100 each but four people choosing twin could pay £50 each? Dunno if that's fair or not.

    *£400 is a random figure I plucked out of the air for maths purposes and has no bearing on reality.
     
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  13. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Also worth noting, if it's of importance, that IME (again, not exhaustive) only some rooms have an en suite. There is a shared bathroom also.
     
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  14. Pixie_Tinker_Bell

    Pixie_Tinker_Bell PetForums Senior

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    @Ceiling Kitty I had been thinking these lines of trying to find a fair way of divvying up the cost if some people are sharing and some having their own room. I'm pretty good at maths and find it quite fun so I'm sure I'd be able to work out something that hopefully everyone would find fair.

    Also, very good point on the bathroom front, it is unlikely to find anywhere that has all ensuite rooms so there could well be a need to share bathrooms.
     
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  15. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I'm sorry... I'm not sure I understand?

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  16. Pixie_Tinker_Bell

    Pixie_Tinker_Bell PetForums Senior

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    Haha! I know, I'm strange. In my defence it's only 'simple' maths I like, usually around working out money. I think it's more the problem solving aspect to it that I enjoy.

    Try give me some algebra or trigonometry and I'd be totally lost (though I do remember enjoying them at school, the absolute lack of practical application in real life has meant I've forgotten it all)
     
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  17. bluecordelia

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    It is always difficult with a group as there are differing budgets and requirements.
    York has rooms for all budgets.

    Airbnb has some great flats also.
    I would suggest staying central as it’s a lot of walking.
    The big question is where do we meet up?

    Can I suggest The Go Down for dinner. It still gets good reviews and the staff were very obliging. Prices were good.

    I don’t know about where to meet in the day so a pub doing food might be an option. If anyone is wary of coming in alone, I am more than happy to meet people outside.
     
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  18. JaimeandBree

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    I will go with the flow budget permitting but I think it would be easier for people to organise accommodation in smaller groups than one large group :)
     
  19. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Ok I've thought about it and changed my mind lol - noticed Mr HB has Marriott points so I think I might just be booking in there.


    Just a note - Marriott offer 2 twin or double bed rooms (always have their own bathroom and coffee making facilities) for 2/3/4 people sharing which actually doesn't make it too bad a price - at current time of writing it's about £120 a night for 2 and you can get cash back on certain sites)

    There is a holiday inn next door which may be cheaper though not looked...
     
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