I did not specifically book a single room. Normally, when travelling single, you are given a twin or double and therefore, paying a single supplement is expected. I do not expect to pay a single supplement for a single room.
Thank you for your reply and I understand ully what you are saying. However, the hotel clearly markets single rooms on its website so I do not underststand how they can claim for loss of income at the bar or restaurant if they only expect one person to be staying in a single room. In that case, why bother having single rooms?
Thank you for your reply and your assistance. I obviously will not get any redress from the tour company and still feel aggrieved but not worth spending more good money to chase. however, I am now considering more general correspondence with Newspapers to highlight this problem and see what happens.