I think it's a new way to recoup the lost income from the cheap accomodation. They charged me £10 per night for parking at Newbury late last year (and took no responsibilty for theft or damage of my vehicle). After my stay, they asked me to fill out a customer review and I made it very clear that I felt scammed (mainly because their online booking site made no reference to the parking fees) It would be nice if a barrage of complaints has reversed the charging, but I bet it hasn't.
It does still work out as cheap accomodation though, just not as cheap as it looks on the website!
Anschutz 2013 MEC1 .22LR
Miroku 3800 12bore