Sex toys among items often left at hotels

Forgetful hotel guests leave all kinds of items in their rooms, from electronic devices to...

Forgetful hotel guests leave all kinds of items in their rooms, from electronic devices to magazines, but a new survey reveals some more surprising finds. (Fotolia)

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Forgetful hotel guests leave all kinds of items in their rooms, from electronic devices to magazines, but a new survey reveals some more surprising finds.

Chargers for mobile phones and other electronic devices are the most common items left behind by guests (68%), ahead of clothes and shoes (21%), books and magazines (8%) and glasses (7%), according to a survey conducted by Choice Hotels.

Some finds were more surprising: 18% of hotel managers have already stumbled upon a sex toy and 15% found dentures. The most unusual finds were pet dogs, ocular and mammary prostheses, a wedding dress, a leg of lamb and a frying pan.

Choice Hotels Europe conducted the survey in July, interviewing 130 volunteers, hotel owners, and receptionists in the chain's hotels in the U.K., France, Germany and Italy.


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