Lonely Planet Writer

Toy bunny gets five-star treats at Irish hotel

A lost stuffed bunny in Ireland got a hotel stay most people would only dream of after it was left behind at a five-star hotel.

The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: "I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor".
The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: “I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor”. Image by Adare Manor Hotel Facebook

The stuffed toy was misplaced by its young owner on Saturday at the Adare Manor Hotel, a luxury hotel located on an 840-acre estate in Limerick, Ireland.

Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland.
Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. Image by Michael Costa / CC BY 2.0

The hotel posted a picture of the stuffed toy to its Facebook page, with the caption “I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor” in a bid to find the owner.

The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: "Have to stay in Adare Manor tonight, hopefully my owner will come to collect me tomorrow".
The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: “Have to stay in Adare Manor tonight, hopefully my owner will come to collect me tomorrow”. Image by Adare Manor Hotel Facebook

When one wasn’t found immediately, staff began to post photos of the bunny enjoying the various luxuries of the hotel, including the beds, afternoon tea, sitting by the fire and more.

The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: "Chilling before breakfast".
The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: “Chilling before breakfast”. Image by Adare Manor Hotel Facebook

Many Facebook commenters expressed their concern for the bunny and its quest for its owner, as well their own wish to be left behind to enjoy such holiday luxuries.

The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: "Getting used to this, afternoon tea at Adare Manor".
The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: “Getting used to this, afternoon tea at Adare Manor”. Image by Adare Manor Hotel Facebook

Eventually, a claim was made for the bunny via Facebook. Its owner is a toddler named Kate who calls the bunny Jellycat. The beloved toy is now on its way home.

The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: "Just enough time for a massage from lovely Kate in the treatment rooms before I go home. It's been a wonderful holiday but I can't wait to see my owners again!"
The Adare Manor Hotel posted this photo with the caption: “Just enough time for a massage from lovely Kate in the treatment rooms before I go home. It’s been a wonderful holiday but I can’t wait to see my owners again!” Image by Adare Manor Hotel Facebook

This isn’t the first time Facebook has been used to document an epic trip for a stuffed toy. In October, a Teddy bear who was separated from its owner went on an airport adventure with the help of staff at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada.