Things That I Would Like To Find In A Hotel Room

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Things That I Would Like To Find In A Hotel Room

“The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.”
George Bernard Shaw

I love hotels. Beds get made by themselves. Bathrooms are clean and shiny. The mission of a hotel is to make sure you feel so good that you will want to come back. Here is a list of what I would like to find in every hotel room.

Unlimited free bottled water.

Green tea and chamomile tea bags.

Unscented shampoo and soap.

Room temperature controls that are easy to understand.

More electrical sockets to plug stuff into.

Windows that open.

An iron and an ironing board.

Bath drains, shower handles and coffee makers that don”t require a phone call to reception to figure out.

Extra large soft bath towels.

Safes that work.

Comfortable bed with clean sheets and fluffy pillows.

Q tips ( i always forget to bring some)

Interesting room service menu. I  love anything served on a trolley that i can eat in my sweatpants.

Fly safe,
JAZ

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Things I Have Left In Hotel Rooms

Things I have Left in Hotel Rooms

“But at times I wondered if I had not come a long way to find what I had really sought was something I had left behind.”   Thomas West

iPod Nano – Panama City, Panama (It was replaced  with the largest iPod available)

Shoe – Canal Zone, Panama (I got it back on the last day)

Hairbrush – Lima Peru (yes its true, no hair brushing for me in Peru)

Toothbrush –  Prague , Czech Republic ( I bought one)

Toothbrush –  Vilnius, Lithuania

Razor –  Riga, Latvia (got one)

Passport – St Petersburg, Russia (I had to go back)

Phone  – Cappadocia, Turkey (They found it but it was the biggest holiday in Turkey and no one was working to bring it to Istanbul)

Phone charger  (most recent) – Edinburgh, Scotland and many other places throughout the years ( a hotel manager once showed me a box of the phone chargers they had collected that week)

Plug of country  –  I leave them in the outlet in every country.

New unworn silk scarf from Thailand – Washington,  DC. (An expensive one – I have all the cheap stuff)

Favorite Blue Sweater – Las Vegas, Nevada (What you leave in Vegas stays in Vegas  – sorry I couldn’t help myself)

Sweatpants, two shirts ,evil eye necklaces – Istanbul, Turkey

Apparently, the most common thing left behind after phone chargers is jewelry.  This is followed by money, false teeth, retainers , clothing, medicine, books, laptops,  iPads and wigs.  Sex toys are another popular item which no one ever calls to claim. Grand Hotel Principe Piemonte hotel near Pisa once found a dog in one of their rooms, with little explanation or requests to return it to their owners. The Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque hotel in Tenerife  found a caged cockatoo in a room. The owners  asked for it to be flown back to them in a private jet. Travel Lodge (the UK budget chain) found 75,000 teddy bears in their five hundred hotels in a year. In Australia, a woman checked out leaving her boyfriend handcuffed to the bed post.  At the Novotel in Fiji, a couple left their baby. Neither the parents nor the baby seemed agitated or surprised when they were reunited.

What have you lost when traveling?

Fly Safe,

JAZ