In 2019, it is difficult to find a person who has never stayed in a hotel: the number of international tourists last year reached 1.4 billion. Despite this, in the hotel we behave incorrectly from time to time. And often we don’t even suspect about it.
Happy Worthy Life decided to dot the “i”, so I made a list of what brings hoteliers to white heat and spoils our vacation.
1. When taking a shower, leave the bathroom door open
When staying in a single room, we often do not close the bathroom door, going to the shower. But in vain: the shower in hotels generates plentiful steam, and the fire alarm in the rooms has high sensitivity. Shower is one of the reasons for the smoke detector to trigger a false alarm in hotels, so the next time you bother to close the door when you want to take a bath or shower.
2. Sleep on decorative pillows
These cute pillows, beautifully laid on a sofa or bed, often do not have a removable pillowcase that could be washed. Therefore, they are not disinfected, but replaced with new ones as soon as they begin to smell or lose their presentation. To protect yourself from foreign bacteria, do not use such pillows for sleeping and relaxing.
3. Peek into the minibar
Even if you did not plan to take anything from the minibar, you probably looked in there out of idle interest. Curiosity can cost money: many of them have sensors that fire when the door opens. Therefore, during an eviction, the administrator may present you with an invoice, although you have not touched bottles and products.
4. Store personal care products on a shelf in the bathroom
It’s very convenient to arrange cosmetics, bath and hygiene items on a shelf in the bathroom of the room – you don’t have to rummage through a suitcase every time. But this is how you expose yourself to the maximum risk of encountering pathogenic bacteria. According to a study, a dressing table is the dirtiest part in a hotel room.
5. Send important information via hotel Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi at the hotel can sometimes cost the guest too expensive. Usually in hotels use simple, inexpensive adapters. They do not have complex security systems and encryption, which means that an attacker, with certain software, will be able to access all the information that guests send when they connect to a wireless network. To prevent this, use the mobile Internet – it is a little more expensive, but safe.
6. Use disposable toothbrushes
Finding a kit with hygiene items in your room is nice even when your own is in your suitcase. Alas, disposable toothbrushes can harm the gums and teeth – they are cheap and are available in large quantities, so the manufacturer does not particularly think about stiffness, shape and other criteria.
Of course, if you brush your teeth once, nothing will happen. Those who travel often need to bring their brush or buy it at a nearby store.
7. Putting the suitcases on the bed
Finding things you need is easier when your luggage is at hand level while you are sitting next to your suitcase. But travel bags (like any others) stand on the floor, on the asphalt, ride on a conveyor belt at the airport – a lot of germs have accumulated on them. Do not put luggage where you will sleep. Less likely scenario: if the hotel, unfortunately, has bugs, they can get into a suitcase and go to your home.
8. Wipe freshly dyed hair with hotel towels
If you have recently dyed your hair or decided to do it right at the hotel, use personal towels. The fact is that hair dye destroys the structure of the fabric, and these towels cannot be reused. In some cases, you may even be fined for damaged property.
9. Hang the Do Not Disturb sign and resent that the room has not been cleaned.
“Do not disturb”. “Clean my room.”
Hotel guests often hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign when they go out for a walk or on business. Returning to the room, they are surprised that it has not yet been removed, and begin to make complaints against the staff. Maids will not do cleaning in such a room, unless the guest leaves this day. Do you want the room to be clean? Remove the plate or politely inform the administrator of your desire.
10. Do not leave keys at the reception when leaving the hotel
Many hotels ask you to leave your keys when you leave somewhere. This is done in order to know for sure that the room can be cleaned, because the guest is definitely absent (rather than sleeping or taking a shower). Secondly, you will not have a chance to lose the key.
11. Take lovely “souvenirs” out of the hotel
More than 70% of hotels lost their towels, 60 and 50% respectively bathrobes and hangers. Out of 4% of hotels, guests managed to pick up mattresses. This will entail not only awkwardness, but also a fine: some hotels check the room upon delivery or install surveillance cameras.
12. Do not specify that you are staying with an animal
Some owners hope for a chance and try to check in with a pet in a hotel that is not intended for this. This is a bad idea, first of all for a pet: it will feel discomfort during the hide-and-seek process, and the staff is likely to detect the presence of a furry tenant. It is much more practical to stay in a pet-friendly hotel, which is now becoming more and more.
13. Wear disposable slippers
They can only be worn if hotel shoes have been packed in a disposable sealed bag. Most often you will find just such slippers. But if you see neatly slippers without packaging, do not use them – most likely, they have not been changed after the previous guest.
Which of these mistakes have you made? Or maybe you have experience in a hotel and you can continue our list?
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