Thu, October 11, 2012
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Most bizarre items left in hotel rooms

2012-10-11 09:02:54 GMT2012-10-11 17:02:54(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A bag of snails: A hotel in Budapest found a bag full of live snails.

$20,000 in cash: A bank heist gone wrong? Housekeeping staff at a hotel in Washington found $10,000 in cash hidden in different spots throughout the room and another hotelier in New York discovered $20,000 of forgotten cash in a suite. The mind boggles.

Your sword Picture the scene....You've had your hotel breakfast and set off on your steed in the direction of the nearest castle. But wait! You've forgotten your trusty blade! In this case, the sword was of the traditional Japanese Yakuza variety, found in a hotel in Istanbul.

Snake: A clean plughole was the least of the worries for a guest checking into a Washington hotel on discovering an unattended snake had settled in.

Your wedding dress: It is supposed to be the happiest day of your life - perhaps not so for a couple in New York who checked out following their nuptials, only to leave the bride's dress behind.

Your best mate: A four-star hotel in Majorca reported a case of a forgotten best mate, left behind by a hungover friend who rushed to the airport, only releasing he’d forgotten his travelling companion when he got to the desk. His friend, who was happily asleep back at the hotel, subsequently missed his flight.

Cup final tickets: One guest at a branch of Swallow Hotels must have been kicking him or herself after leaving behind tickets to the FA Cup Final.

An international survey of 500 hoteliers has revealed the strangest things left behind in hotel rooms. This year, nearly a quarter of hotels said they were finding an increasing number of forgotten iPads, laptops and smartphones. One in ten European hoteliers also reported an increase in x-rated items found, such as toys and performance enhancing drugs. The survey was conducted by lastminute.com.

 

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