Home away from home?
For most of us, the image of a hotel room conjures up thoughts of bubble baths and room service, clean sheets and continental breakfasts. Sure, maybe we forget a toothbrush or a spare sock now and again, but we always re-use our towels to save water. But for others, hotel rooms are dark places, full of mystery and strange objects left behind by previous guests. Feeling squeamish already?
A prosthetic limb
“Yes, a left foot was left under a bed. (How did the guest forget that?) This was in London. I called the front desk. A security person came and put it in a large garbage bag, as he did not want to leave the room with a body part. I must say, it still bothers me to this day.”—Jim Angelton
Maybe the previous guest just wasn’t very good at dancing! You know, they had two left feet?
Not checking for items left behind by previous occupants is just one mistake hotels make. Check out these 12 gross things some hotels do to save money.
“I was taking a slow boat down the Mekong Delta from Thailand to Laos and we stopped for the night in a small village along the Mekong. We wandered towards the nearest hotel and didn’t worry much about standards. My girlfriend and I had a drink or two by the beach and enjoyed the sunset, then went back to our room, which was bare bones.
“We put up the mosquito net and turned out the light, which is when we noticed something moving. I got out of bed and got my torch and shined it on the wall, which is when I noticed the largest tarantula I’d ever seen in my life. It must have been the size of both of my hands combined. I opened the door and politely shooed the guy out of the room, mustering all the braveness I had within me. He begrudgingly left, but now, regardless of country, I always do a good old tarantula check.” —Christopher Mitchell, travel blogger
Although tarantulas may give you the creeps, they are harmless to humans, and many people even keep them as pets!