Bizarre items left in ho­tel rooms

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS - Elise Brit­ten elise.brit­[email protected]­

Ho­tel staff are well-used to find­ing phone charg­ers, toi­letries bags and odd socks left be­hind in rooms. But some­times guests leave be­hind far more mem­o­rable be­long­ings. Trav­elodge has re­vealed the long list of bizarre items left be­hind in its ho­tel rooms across the UK over the past year. In Bath this in­cludes a framed photo of David Beck­ham and a banjo in the Bath Water­side ho­tel. While staff at the Bath Cen­tral Trav­elodge found a gi­ant Scalex­tric and keys to a Range Rover. When Joseph’s Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream­coat was found by staff in the Bath City Cen­tre Trav­elodge the ho­tel man­ager had to dash to the ac­tor’s res­cue. He per­son­ally rushed the coat to the the­atre just in time for the cur­tain call. But it’s not just Bath which has been for­get­ful, Trav­elodge re­leased its quirky finds from across the UK. It was touch and go when a cheer­lead­ing team for­got their case of pom poms at Manch­ester Arena Trav­elodge ahead of com­pet­ing at the UK Na­tional Cheer­lead­ing Cham­pi­onships. One fash­ion­ista for­got her three But­ter­fly Tail Fish called Kim, Kourt­ney and Khloe who travel with her as they in­spire her fash­ion de­signs at Lon­don Covent Gar­den Trav­elodge. While a woman man­aged to leave her two Per­sian cats called Moet and Chan­don at Swin­don Cen­tral Trav­elodge af­ter they won best in show. And it was an ex­pen­sive mis­take when a royal en­thu­si­ast from Hous­ton, USA, stay­ing at the com­pany’s new Lon­don City Trav­elodge left be­hind her Meghan Markle replica wed­ding dress. She had to make a re­turn jour­ney from Heathrow air­port and pur­chase a new air­line ticket. Shak­ila Ahmed from Trav­elodge said: “With nearly 19 mil­lion cus­tomers an­nu­ally stay­ing at our 557 UK ho­tels for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, we do get a range of fas­ci­nat­ing items left be­hind. “This year’s au­dit in­cludes: a brand new ice-cream van, a jilted groom, an amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream­coat, a 5ft teddy bear made of pop­corn, a blue eyed Cock­a­too called Brexit and even a replica of Me­gan Markel’s wed­ding dress. “When it comes to why so many cus­tomers for­get their trea­sured items, there is one com­mon theme, and that’s liv­ing in a fast and fu­ri­ous world. “Where time is of the essence, es­pe­cially when get­ting from A to B and there­fore valu­able pos­ses­sions are eas­ily be­ing for­got­ten.” All items left be­hind in Trav­elodge ho­tels which have not been claimed within three months are do­nated to lo­cal British Heart Foun­da­tion Char­ity Shops.

Items left in Trav­elodge ho­tels in­clude a replica of Meghan Markle’s wed­ding dress , an Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream­coat, a Scalex­tric set, and a a framed photo of David Beck­ham

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