Would you like to spend the rest of your life living in an Hotel?

@rosie_123 (6118)
September 12, 2007 12:35pm CST
This couple have been making the news here in the UK http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070911/od_afp/lifestylebritainhoteloffbeat For the past 22 years they have been living in an Hotel instead of in a house or apartment. They say it saves them money on heating, electricity etc., they get their room cleaned and their laundry done (so no housework), and they always have people around them as they are getting old now. I must admit I think it's a great idea - how about you? Would you like to live in an Hotel for the rest of your life? What would be the advantages do you think? And if not - why not? What wouldn't you like about it?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 Sep 07
No way would I do that! I had to live in a hotel for over a month one time and I thought I'd lose my darned mind! lol Being that hubby was in the army and moving from one state to another we had to live in a hotel till we found a house to buy and it was pure hell. Too small of rooms made us feel very confined. No way would I do that.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes - when I was married to my ex-husband, we lived in a one-roomed bedsit for a while, and it drive me crazy to be so enclosed with one person all the time - but maybe that's because he drove me crazy anyway! Thanks for your response.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 07
No I wouldn't as I like my own personal touch to things and I like my Space so I would not like to live like that
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@rosie_123 (6118)
15 Sep 07
Yes I do understand what you mean here. Thanks for responding my friend.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
13 Sep 07
well it sounds great to me,but i dont know if they would allow my kitten,they might be afraid of him when he gets bigger,hes gonna be like 40 pounds like a tiger,great protection though.did you say no house work,that would be a blessing,yes on that one,two thumbs up.pattie
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Well they would allow him here yes - most Hotels allow pets! 40lbs - wow! He is sure going to be a big boy! Thanks for stopping by.
@yojspew (171)
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
I don't think I could ever live in a hotel for a year..or even for a week...it's because I don't want to be enclosed in a small space...I'm kinda used to a house with a lawn where I can sat down in the afternoon and read my fave books and I have lots of pet, too...so living in a hotel is not for me...^^
@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes - not beng able to take all my pets would stop me too. I think you would only be allowed to take one pet with you. Thanks for responding.
• United States
13 Sep 07
well I kinda think that its a good idea as long as you dint have any children . The cost sometimes equals out since you dont have to pay any bills and also you have cable, room service. I guess if you have a pet it might cause a problem finding a hotel that would allow that. Here is one thing i have always wondered, When you say for a extented time, could you get your mail there or would you have to rent a po box?
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Well yes. I stay in Hotels a lot when travelling for my job, and I have often had mail sent to me directly to a Hotel. It weouldn't be a problem.
@nancyrowina (3850)
13 Sep 07
If I could afford to do it I probably would but I don't know what I'd do with my stuff. It says they kept there flat so presumably they store most of there belongings there. I do like having my own home however and doing my own laundry and cleaning is a small price to pay for it really. maybe when I'm older I might feel differently however and it's got to be nicer than being in a care home.
@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes- I think that is definately true - thanks for responding.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
13 Sep 07
If I could afford to do this, i think I might like it. It would cost a lot, though, and a lot of my expenses would be fixed. I think it might be very convenient to have a place to live where I didn't have to cook or clean.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
I would love never having to cook or clean again! LOL! Thanks for responding.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 07
I definitely WOULD be up for that, sounds like a fantastic idea! After going through a very gruelling, stressing time of buying a home, which I would never go through again and throwing money away renting, staying in a hotel would have so many advantages, no more bills, no more housework and cooked food. Sounds like a life of luxury. Your neighbours would be changing all the time so if you got any noisy ones you could rest assure that hopefully after a week or two they would be moving on (unless they too are residents!)
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes - the neighbours thing is very true. Plus you would get all the Sky channels and wi-fi Internet connection without having to pay for them!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Sep 07
Nope, i would hate it. I feel like a lack of intimacy when i am at a hotel. It's true that the room is virtually yours while you're there, but it's not the same. Plus you cannot decide how the room looks etc. And eating non home made food every day is not the best for me. On the other hand though, you don't have to clean nor do any chore at all, and that's very cool lol.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
It's the idea of never cooking or doing housework that appeals to me the most! LOL! Thanks for responding.
13 Sep 07
sorry i can't spend rest of my life in hotel. because inthe hotel everything is professional...they don't respect you, they respect your money only..i recommend everyone to stay at home in lovely environment . i can't compare a hotel with home..home is far better then home rupak
@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Thanks for putting forward your views.
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
Living in a hotel her in my country is very expensive. I can't afford to live in a hotel instead of renting a house even if i wanted to. And besides i think it's pretty lonely also. It's different when you live in an apartment or renting a house in a subdivision because it's fun and you get to meet your neighbors and speak to them most of the time.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Thanks for your response.
13 Sep 07
I can't imagine living in the impersonal rooms that a hotel provides. However I can understand why the couple wanted to. I think once I am retired it would be lovely to be waited upon all the time and be able to go out and enjoy life.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes it would. And I guess ones you have put some of your personal photos and nick-nacks around the room, it would become less impersonal. Thanks for responding.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
13 Sep 07
Hiya Rosie, and this is such a great story my friend, and thank you for sharing it with us :) It is a way of course to have it like they do, and it might work for many elders of their age. The question is if I will do it ever and be in such a noicy place as they have chosen to be living in. But I guess at a less noicier place the prices would be higher too. Besides, I am not sure it will be easy to find such a helpful personel at a place like the one they found and are living in. I do not know if I will chose it for my way of living in my older days, but it definitely is worth the thought at least :)
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Well I guess it measns if they ever have problems there are always people on hand to help - like a Nursing Home but without the costs. Thanks for responding.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
13 Sep 07
It sounds like a good idea, if you don't have, or want any pets. I would do it, if I weren't an animal lover, and could live without my pets. But, since I am an animal lover, I wouldn't want to live in a hotel, unless my babies could come. Since I have so many babies, I'm sure they would say no, to me. lol
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Yes - I would be the same. Most Hotels in the UK will allow pets - so maybe one dog or one indoor cat, that didn't wander around the Hotel all the time, would be acceptable. But they wouldn't take so many as you and I have got. So looks like the Hotel idea is out for me too.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
13 Sep 07
It sounds like the little old lady on the cruise ship. She's been on many voyages now. She gets her room cleaned daily, has the use of all the facilities, all her meals and medical aid if required. It's cheaper than a nursing home!! I know what I'm gonna be doing when i'm old enough....lol.
@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Sep 07
Well I get seasick, so the cruise ship idea wouldn't do for me, - but I can see the logic in what this lady is doing. Thanks for your answer.
@azimsay (545)
• India
13 Sep 07
I will like to spend my next time in hotel.Because of old age I donot want to give responcibility to my children.Which spending their life nicely.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
well I kinda think that its a good idea as long as you dint have any children . The cost sometimes equals out since you dont have to pay any bills and also you have cable, room service. I guess if you have a pet it might cause a problem finding a hotel that would allow that. Here is one thing i have always wondered, When you say for a extented time, could you get your mail there or would you have to rent a po box?
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• United States
13 Sep 07
well I zkinda think that its a good idea as long as you dint have any children . The cost sometimes equals out since you dont have to pay any bills and also you have cable, room service. I guess if you have a pet it might cause a problem finding a hotel that would allow that. Here is one thing i have always wondered, When you say for a extented time, could you get your mail there or would you have to rent a po box?
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I really love the idea of it! If it was just me and hubby it would be ok. But since we have our pets it would not work. So if the pets can't be there, then I can't either. But if that were not the case, I would be all over that!
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
Wow that’s great, I guess the longest days I’ve lived in a hotel was like almost a month. My sister went out of town and we have to check in a hotel instead of finding a house or something. Anyway we just stayed there for like over a month. During my stay in that hotel, it was boring because all I see is the four corners of the room except if I go down the lobby and stay there. All the time is watching television, eat, play computer games and sleep that’s all.