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Any views on Hoseasons?

 
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Mike&Chrissy



Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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Location: Selsey, West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am    Post subject: Any views on Hoseasons? Reply with quote

Hi,
We moved away from Sykes in 2018 due to the lack of care and damage our cottage suffered from their customers. However, local booking agents haven't brought in the same level of bookings so we're thinking of going back to one of the big boys (we don't have enough time free to run this ourselves).

Before we crawl cap-in-hand to Sykes, does any one have any experience with Hoseasons?
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Nemo



Joined: 14 Aug 2008
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Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A decade ago yes. I owned a property that was managed by the park it was on and in turn they had a contract with Hoseasons. Slightly different to a direct contract with Hoseasons. Anyway I had no say in pricing and they could sell dates at whatever price they fancied including £99 weekend breaks that made no profit. They took no responsibility for the guests who booked if there were problems. I left them within a year.
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CarolineJ



Joined: 29 Apr 2017
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Location: North coast of Scotland

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoseasons is part of the cottages.com lot now, so I imagine would be much the same as them. They've been good to us so far and we haven't had any problem guests.
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greenbarn



Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 6039
Location: The Westmorland Dales, Cumbria

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoseasons, cottages.com and about 20 smaller or regional sub-brands are all owned by what was Wyndhams (UK), now Vacation Rentals UK.
Apart from vague recollections of some owners having issues with Wyndhams (probably not surprising considering what a mammoth organisation they are) I donít know if that tells you anything about Hoseasons.
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