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Postby Queen K » Jan 3rd, 2019, 7:24 am

I've seen an article here and there about restaurants being "adults only" and now Sparkling Hills has taken the plunge.

Does that encourage one to visit or set you up to be offended?

Would you go there now that you're safe from people's kids? Or is it that these days it's more like, "lack of parenting" skills your safe from?

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Re: Adults Only

Postby Mark1111 » Jan 3rd, 2019, 7:44 am

We've been there on our anniversary. Breakfast buffet to die for. Some of the 'adults' that were there were 20 somethings and just hammered. They were reprimanded several times in the pool and sauna areas. I can't imagine children would be that much more annoying.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby Fancy » Jan 3rd, 2019, 7:46 am

I wasn't surprised to read that at all. It only takes one unruly family to ruin an experience for others. When I was there, there were no loud voices, running around or bad behaviour from any of the patrons and there were no children. Every moment was a time to savour and enjoy without outside distractions inside and out. Very peaceful and serene.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby GordonH » Jan 3rd, 2019, 8:30 am

Last few restaurant outings children were the least of my annoyances.
Why do some restaurants need to play music so loud that simple conversation is a yelling match.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am

I would prefer restaurants prohibit groups greater than 4.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby Fancy » Jan 3rd, 2019, 8:37 am

That would suck at a family brunch.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby GordonH » Jan 3rd, 2019, 8:43 am

kgcayenne wrote:I would prefer restaurants prohibit groups greater than 4.


Unfortunately if my siblings & myself got together we would exceed that number by 2, add any of their adult children then Oops.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am

Alternatively, restaurants could have quiet dining rooms where big groups and loudtalkers would be asked to avoid.

Who wants to listen to the blatherings of strangers?
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Re: Adults Only

Postby Fancy » Jan 3rd, 2019, 9:11 am

I don't consider a group of 6 a large group and I've been to many restaurants with private dining areas for large groups. It is expected to be around other people when attending a restaurant.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby Jonrox » Jan 3rd, 2019, 9:44 am

I've been to Sparkling Hill and although I like this policy, it's not enough to get me to go back. It's a nice enough place but it's not my thing. You're expected to be too quiet and can't even talk to someone in the steam rooms in a normal voice without someone getting pissy about it.

It's really not a place for kids any way and when I was there I don't remember seeing any. This policy won't really change things for them all that much - it was already basically an adults-only resort.

The breakfast buffet was good but overrated. The rooms are nice but nothing incredible. The steam rooms are good but nothing I'd spend more than an hour or two in. Overall, I'm happy I went once but that was enough.

I would like to see more restaurants implement this policy though.

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Re: Adults Only

Postby Fancy » Jan 3rd, 2019, 9:57 am

I thought there were more than a few restaurants that accommodate families with young children and adult only. You can choose which side you want to have a meal in.
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Re: Adults Only

Postby Jonrox » Jan 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am

Fancy wrote:I thought there were more than a few restaurants that accommodate families with young children and adult only. You can choose which side you want to have a meal in.

A lot of restaurants with lounges do this. I'd be happy if all restaurants had adults-only sections.

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Re: Adults Only

Postby that_internet_guy » Jan 3rd, 2019, 11:28 am

If anything, this encourages me to visit. I wish more places would offer things like this. Nothing worse than going out for a meal and having some screaming kids nearby.

I eagerly await the day that a grocery store has a few hours that it is adults only so that I can shop in peace. Don't need to hear Jr. McSonofabitch screaming at mom because she isn't buying the cereal that the kid wants.

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Re: Adults Only

Postby Leifer » Jan 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm

I think it is a good idea to have businesses and services that are adult only.
And I have a couple of kids of my own. I have had to take my child out of a restaurant because they were misbehaving and had lost the privilege of eating with the adults. :up:

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Re: Adults Only

Postby Glacier » Jan 3rd, 2019, 1:52 pm

Sparkling Hills is fun, but once was good enough for me. Kinda tacky furniture given all the hype I was fed before going.
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