Most of us Brits have spent a fair amount of time in hotels, hostels and restaurants whether at home or abroad.
And, usually, the most unusual behaviour we spot is simply other guests getting a bit too drunk or rowdy.
However, former hotel workers claim that there’s a far more “disgusting” side to hospitality that only the staff get to see.
Posting on Reddit, housekeepers, check-in staff, cleaners and concierges have explained the “strangest” things they’ve seen during working hours.
What they reveal might just put you off your next holiday…
One worker wrote: “I worked at a hotel that had ice machines on each floor.
“Our ice machines were not the type where you push a button to release the ice. Instead, you opened up the bin and scooped the ice out.
“Every month or so, maintenance would remove all the ice and throughly clean the bins. One month, we found a used condom in the bin.”
While another added: “Worked in a pub that offered accommodation.
“A guest rightfully lost their s**t after they climbed into bed and found a soiled pair of men's underwear.
“They fired the housekeeper after that.”
But, those weren’t the worst things hotel had seen.
Another front desk worker said: “Three young girls shared a room were wasted, next morning they were very quick to check out not even went for breakfast, turns out they took dumps all over the room…
“We blacklisted them and send their IDs to other hotels telling of what happen so they could be aware if they showed up. (at least we could take the money for the stay off the credit card they gave).”
And a quality supervisor at a five-star hotel explained the worst thing they’d ever seen in a room.
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They commented: “One morning, I was around the reception area, guests were leaving in masses.
“Suddenly, one of the receptionist girls wave me over. A guest couple was checking out, I think they were Irish, age around 24-26, completely normal couple.
“The receptionist girl pulled me over and said that one of the cleaning crew notified them to send me up to the couple's room immediately. A bit puzzled, I go up to their room.
“It was trashed. Like COMPLETELY trashed.
“Like if there were some blood splatters around, it could have seriously looked like a scene for a brutal murder case."
They explained: “Among a hundred other things: Broken chair. Broken TV. Pillows and sheets all over the place. Curtains torn down.
“The bathtub was clogged with the bathrobes and the floor was completely drenched.
“The table seems like some sort of makeup and other unknown things were used to paint all over it.
“A pack of wet Asian noodles were slammed on the ceiling. A tampon inside a lamp. And so on.”
Another hotel worker added: “I went up to the room knocked on the door and when I opened it the guest has spray painted the entire room gold.
“He said it was 24 karat gold because he stayed in hotels in Saudi Arabia that were solid gold. So he wanted to make his room look like that…”
What’s the strangest thing you’ve been when on holiday? Tell us in the comments…
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