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Irish/Brits banned from hotels in Warsaw


ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Sep 2008 /  #31
LOL is news a bit slow in Poland these days?? ;-)
Kilkline 1 | 689  
23 Sep 2008 /  #32
Does anyone know which hotels? It'd be good to know for future reference.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Sep 2008 /  #33
I just found this :)

We've already expressed a hint of dismay at the growing popularity for the British to hold their bachelor parties in Eastern Europe, often causing drunken havoc and mayhem at their destination, since it's so much cheaper to drink there than at home. Getting drunk, throwing bottles and breaking bar stools is one thing, but in Poland the situation's definitely getting out of hand: the Scots are lifting their kilts.

Seeing a man in a skirt while you're trying to enjoy a night on the town is disturbing enough, but seeing what's under his skirt (nothing!) is just a touch too much. Some Polish cities are trying to get men in skirts banned and are at the least threatening to throw them in jail for the night. Seems kilt-wearing in Poland gives a whole new meaning to the idea of "traveling light".



  • Scots :)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
23 Sep 2008 /  #34
Does anyone know which hotels? It'd be good to know for future reference.

Unfortunately I can't help you with that, but I think it's worth mentioning that this ban isn't really against British tourists but against British stag parties.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Sep 2008 /  #35
Im glad that they've started to ban them - I'm not overly keen on a bunch of idiots who can't handle their drink - anyway they reckon Kiev is the next place the "stags" will be heading, maybe Poland was just a passing fancy for them - one can only hope :)
Kilkline 1 | 689  
23 Sep 2008 /  #36
Unfortunately I can't help you with that, but I think it's worth mentioning that this ban isn't really against British tourists but against British stag parties.

Fair enough. The reason alot of Brits have stag parties abroad is because a group of 10-15 guys wouldnt be able to get into a bar or club in Britain.

Whenever I've been to Krakow though most groups of Brit guys I've seen are quite keen to go out of their way to emphasise that they're good boys and deliberatly tone themselves down. This is still too much for some people though.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
23 Sep 2008 /  #37
anyway they reckon Kiev is the next place the "stags" will be heading, maybe Poland was just a passing fancy for them - one can only hope :)

Cash must be the key word here and with the prices going up I'm sure you are right.

As for the program, it was quite balanced, I would say. It was clearly stated that those drunk brits are just a minority of British tourists visiting our country.
miranda  
23 Sep 2008 /  #38
As for the program, it was quite balanced, I would say. It was clearly stated that those drunk brits are just a minority of British tourists visiting our country.

i wish Grzegorz has mentioned that.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
23 Sep 2008 /  #39
Whenever I've been to Krakow though most groups of Brit guys I've seen are quite keen to go out of their way to emphasise that they're good boys and deliberatly tone themselves down. This is still too much for some people though.

There was a footage in that program, of a man licking the nether regions of a man-statue. I'm sure if that would have happened outside Poland the guy would go all the way... ;)

i wish Grzegorz has mentioned that.

I'm sure he wanted just to triger a debate in resoult of which those facts would have been exposed, sooner or later.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
23 Sep 2008 /  #40
The European Court would have something to say about this. All that it takes is for one person to take that approach.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
23 Sep 2008 /  #41
There was a footage in that program, of a man licking the nether regions of a man-statue. I'm sure if that would have happened outside Poland the guy would go all the way... ;)

Exactly. Maybe Polish people dont appreciate the cultural sensitivity he was displaying in not buggering the statue from behind, as would be the norm in Britain on such an occasion.
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
23 Sep 2008 /  #42
Good most stag parties skip Warsaw. The few I saw did not make a good PR campaign for Britain :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
23 Sep 2008 /  #43
I'm not overly keen on a bunch of idiots who can't handle their drink

Me neither, in fact I find it intimidating to be in a bar with raucous stag parties. I have stayed in a hotel where there was a large stag party staying and they were a nightmare, running through the halls at night, shouting, banging on doors among other things. They were thrown out during the night with the assistance of the police.

I don't blame those hotels for taking that step and I hope it makes a difference.

We have pubs and bars here who actively advertise that it's THE place to have stag parties and hen nights (they can be just as rowdy) so the problem here is that it's the norm on a Friday/Saturday night to see groups of drunken men staggering around place on a stag night so then they assume that when they go abroad they can just act the same. They're heading off to Krakow (for example) assuming that type of behaviour will be tolerated because it's often accepted here.

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