Hotels in Turkey are banning MEN from staying without women

HOTELS in Turkey are banning men from staying without women – as they are accused of “partying too much”.

A traveller called Denis was stunned after trying to book a hotel room with a male companion, only to be told this wasn’t allowed.


Turkey hotels are banning men from visitingCredit: Alamy

Revealed by travel website One Mile At A Time, while booking a stay at Lujo Hotel in Bodrum, the website states: “Reserving a room for an individual male guest is not possible. In case of reservation, the hotel reserves the right to cancel unconditionally.”

When Denis tried to book a double room for two men, he then said he was told it was also not allowed as “men allegedly party too hard and cause problems”.

The hotel, after being contacted, responded: “Unfortunately, we don’t accept two men staying in the same room.”

Instead men would have to book with a female guest to be able to stay.

A list being circulated online shows more than 100 hotels which claim to not allow single or double bookings which are men only.

One woman who said they lived in Turkey confirmed it was to stop single men “harassing girls to try and hook up with”.

They added: “They’re quite aggressive too. It’s a huge issue in Turkey unfortunately.

“And most of the luxury hotels in Turkey have similar policies. In fact, most bars have the same rules too.

“They don’t accept single men into the bars unless they’re with a woman. This is simply to protect the other guests from the unsolicited harassment.”

Others didn’t agree, claiming it was “gender discrimination”.

Someone else added: “It normalizes the idea that single men are predatory, or worse, suggests that such men are meant to be predatory in situations where they can get away with it.”

In 2019, a dad was stunned to realise that his Turkish holiday resort banned alcohol and had single sex pools.

And in 2020, holidaymakers were stunned after visiting a hotel beach bar in Bodrum which charged 369 lira (£43) for a doner kebab and 550 lira (£65) to swim in the sea.

Some claimed it was safer for women, while others said it was "gender discrimination"


Some claimed it was safer for women, while others said it was “gender discrimination”Credit: Alamy

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