“We’ve seen it all”: Most unusual items left in hotel rooms

Premier Inn

The UK’s Premier Inn has revealed the most unusual items left in its hotels in a light-hearted bid to remind people to double-check before checking out.

As hundreds of thousands of guests gear up for the summer, Premier Inn is also preparing to make sure no-one leaves their room without all their property – however unusual it is. Some of the more unusual items left range from large-scale professional family portraits to Royal memorabilia left in its rooms.

“We’ve seen it all”

Premier Inn’s managing director Simon Ewins said: “As the UK’s biggest hotel company, we’ve seen it all over the years in terms of lost property. Thankfully, we’re able to reunite most people with their lost items but we hope that by revealing some of the quirkier things we’ve found, it will encourage people to double-check they have everything before checking out”.

Most unusual lost property

  • A glass slipper
  • A goldfish found in Birmingham – nicknamed Bab and adopted by a team member
  • A historic WWII gas mask
  • A box containing 50+ brand new suit ties
  • A pageant queen tiara
  • A wedding veil
  • Kim Kardashian-style padded underwear
  • A huge family portrait – proudly displayed on the wall

Top ten most commonly left

  • Phone chargers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toiletries including shampoo and perfume
  • Glasses
  • Make-up bags
  • Books
  • Teddy bears
  • Single shoes – often found under the bed
  • City guides
  • Laptops

Ewins further commented: “We’re set to welcome hundreds of thousands of guests to our 800 hotels across the UK this summer — so it’s inevitable some people will leave things behind.

“Some of the lost property really brings a smile to team member’s faces and the items left really speak to the huge diversity of travellers from every corner of the globe we welcome daily.”

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