Yesterday was not a good day for me. I twisted my back, spilt coffee on my keyboard and the last straw – I got a demand for £90 for parking at the Marriot Hotel because I exceeded my car parking period that I had paid for when I had a business meeting with a client recently at the Marriot Hotel in Portsmouth. My clients also received similar surprises in the post.
I have had meetings there in the past but they have introduced this “Parking Eye” car park management scheme since I was last there. To park, you have to enter your registration number into the ticket machine before getting your ticket. I paid for 2 hours parking which I thought would be sufficient but my meeting overran a little and I didn’t give it much thought until today when I received a demand for payment of £90 including photos with time stamps of my car entering and leaving the car park.
Guess there is not much I can do to contest it but I certainly won’t be using the Marriot again for any meetings, or recommending it to anyone visiting the locality either.
Thought I would pass on a warning so others don’t get caught out. Feel free to pass this on.