Warm Welcome: It’s ’Snow Problem Say Britain’s Hoteliers
Despite the heaviest snow falls for years, Britain’s hoteliers are
saying that it’s “snow problem” looking after travelers stranded in
the winter weather.
It may sound like a cliché but John Reed, owner of http://SmoothHound.co.uk said that “British hoteliers are a resilient bunch and they are always well prepared, even if the rest of the country stops at the first sign of snow.”
In the worst hit parts of the country, it appears to be business as
usual. Despite the fact that most of London has ground to a halt and
transport into and out of the city is badly affected, the European
Hotel in central London told us "we’ve still got beds available for
people who have been stranded in the city".
This sentiment is being echoed across the UK’s capital and everyone is working hard to ensure that whatever the weather, people can still be assured of a good night’s sleep.
Many of the capital’s workers are from Eastern Europe and are better
prepared for cold weather than the native British.
They find it strange that although we’re excited by the idea of snow, as soon as it arrives everything seems to fall into disarray, with trains stopping, motorways coming to a standstill and planes grounded.
Not to mention the comical sight of people skidding across pavements, their shoes wrapped up in plastic carrier bags.
Elsewhere in the country, Manchester has been hit by heavy snowfalls
but the Verdene Guest House said that they were looking after
passengers whose flights from the airport had been cancelled due to
the extreme weather conditions.
The scene across the Pennines in Newcastle-upon-Tyne was similar with flights from the airport being delayed by snow. The Dene Hotel said that the bad weather hadn’t affected things and that it was “business as usual”.
Looking ahead, the extreme weather is expected to last until at least the weekend and could even affect people’s plans for a romantic Valentine’s weekend break.
The Snooze Guest House in Liverpool is already fully booked for
Valentine’s Day and is keeping its fingers crossed that the snow will still allow its guests to reach the city.
With the prospect of the whole country grinding to a halt, buried
under inches and inches of snow, it’s a warming thought that at least stranded travelers can still find a room for the night and put their feet up until the weather gets better.
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