A family of gnomes, a cat named Yoda, and a trio of prosthetic legs complete with designer shoes were just some of the odd items left behind at hotels around the UK.
Travelodge has revealed some of the bizarre items that were left behind in hotel rooms last year, a list that includes a Sikh ceremonial helmet, a British Blue Shorthair, an antique stained-glass window, a necklace made from £50 notes and more. The hotel chain operates 525 hotels around the UK, so over a year there is plenty of time for things to turn up unexpectedly in rooms – like wedding vows from the 1950’s.
For instance, at the Dundee Strathmore Travelodge, one staff member was quite surprised to open a door and find a “family of three generations of gnomes” hanging out in the room. One forgetful guest left three prosthetic legs behind at the Manchester Piccadilly Travelodge, each one wearing a shoe from designers like Valentino, Gucci and Mui Mui.
Travelodge notes that 2016 also saw some forgetful business travellers leaving things behind – like the keys to a mansion, and a Swarovski-encrusted waving cat. According to the hotel chain: “one business customer staying at Bank Travelodge left behind his annual company accounts and one CEO was in such a hurry to get to his meeting that he forgot his teddy bear, which has been his companion for forty years”.
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