Bizarre items left in hotel rooms
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