Travel Dublin hotel owner bans 'free-loading' bloggers after YouTuber Elle Darby asks to stay for free

18:05  19 january  2018
18:05  19 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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White Moose Cafe and The Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin have been inundated with negative reviews after owner Paul Stenson shamed a blogger for asking for a free stay .

Elle Darby said she had “nothing but the purest intentions” when she emailed and asked for a free hotel stay . An Irish cafe/ hotel has banned all bloggers after a “social media influencer” demanded a free room for an early Valentine’s Day weekend.

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A Dublin hotel owner has banned all 'free-loading' bloggers after a YouTuber asked to stay for free.

She has hit back at a Dublin hotel owner for "exposing her" after asking for a free stay in exchange for publicity on her social media channels.

English blogger Elle Darby sent an email to Paul Stenson, of the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge, about her upcoming visit to Dublin.

The young woman asked if she could "collaborate" by staying in the Phibsborough hotel and giving a review to her social media followers, Dublin Live reports.

Replying on Facebook, Mr Stenson said: "Thank you for your email looking for free accommodation in return for exposure.

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× Dublin hotel owner bans all social media influencers after 'exposing' one for asking for free 5-night stay . YouTuber Elle Darby , right, had her request for a free stay at the White Moose Hotel in Dublin , left, publicly rejected.

A luxury Dublin hotel has banned YouTubers and the Insta-famous, after a 'social media influencer' asked to for a free five-night stay . UK-based YouTuber Elle Darby , who has 87,000 YouTube subscribers and 76,000 Instagram followers

"It takes a lot of balls to send an email like that, if not much self-respect and dignity.

"If I let you stay here in return for a feature in your video, who is going to pay the staff who look after you? Who is going to pay the housekeepers who clean your room?

"The waiters who serve you breakfast? The receptionist who checks you in? Who is going to pay for the light and heat you use during your stay?

"The laundering of your bed sheets? The water rates?

"Maybe I should tell my staff they will be featured in your video in lieu of receiving payment for work carried out while you’re in residence?"

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Reaction to that post has been hugely mixed and now the blogger has replied herself.

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A hotel has banned YouTubers and Instagram stars - after a 22-year-old YouTuber asked for a five-night free stay and broke down in tears when she was bluntly refused. The issue started when Elle Darby , a UK-based social media influencer, with 87,000 YouTube subscribers and 76

FACEBOOK/YOUTUBE. ELLE DARBY : The YouTuber said she was 'exposed' by the White Moose Cafe on Facebook. Elle Darby , 22, wrote to the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge in Dublin about working on a “collaboration” and promising they would featuring on her YouTube channel

The 22-year-old posted a video on Youtube where she said revealed she was "torn to shreds".

She said: "I feel disgusting having to say this. As a 22-year-old girl, who’s running her own business from her home … I don’t feel like I did anything wrong."

She also claimed that comments calling her a "freeloader" were bullying her as a 22-year-old girl and added that most of them came from a group of people who "don't understand the social media world".

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She added: "These were all 30 years plus people Internet bullying a 22-year-old girl who is just trying to run her own business and raise awareness of what appeared to be a stunning Dublin hotel."

She added that older people have "no idea how social media works these days".

The rest of the video is almost 20 minutes long so if you're really interested check it out below:

The emotional blogger told how she usually gives exposure to hotels, brands and much more in exchange for discounts or free stuff.

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A hotel owner has blasted a YouTuber who asked for a free stay for her and her partner in return for exposure on social media. Elle Darby , who has nearly 90,000 subscribers on YouTube and 79,000 Instagram followers, wrote to a hotel and cafe in Dublin about a ‘possible collaboration’.

An 'influencer' has hit back at a Dublin hotel owner for "exposing her" after she asked for a free stay in exchange for publicity on her social media channels. English blogger Elle Darby sent an email to Paul Stenson, of the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge, about her upcoming visit to Dublin .

And in response, Paul Stenson had another Facebook post about where he stands on the issue.

He said: "Following the incident today in which one of your members was clearly hurt and distressed about having to pay for something like everyone else, I would like to make a statement.

"I am so sorry that I have waited until now to mobilise you in numbers and I am kicking myself that I didn’t think about you before now.

"If each one of you is pissed off, and you all have your individual following (no matter how small), there is a fair chance that you will all speak badly to your followers about us which will result in a huge number of people hearing about our brand collectively.

"I am so sorry that I didn’t think of you guys until now. You are a much more lucrative group of people to piss off than the vegans and the gluten intolerant combined.

"Thank you for all your hard work and don’t forget to continue to spread the word about our business."

A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it .
Travel experts shared their tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more luxurious.1. Check in as late as possible."If you check in late, then there is a chance that the hotel might have run out of standard rooms, which is generally the room category the everyday traveler books, so an upgrade to a higher room category could be on the cards," according to the Hotels.com experts.2. Let them know you'll be reviewing your stay.

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