According to statistics, many people go to hotels to sleep or stay there, but they leave with a few more items in their suitcase. Well yes, for some mysterious reason, even the most honest people often suffer from Arsenio Lupin syndrome when they stay in hotels.
But, do these people take with them as a “souvenir” from hotels?
Here’s the list of the 10 most stolen items in hotels!
10. Towels and Sheets
It’s a theft par excellence and is easy to understand why. They are soft, fragrant, clean, and even well folded. Towels and sheets seem to be very popular with hotel kleptomaniac guests. Some even take pillows, pillowcases, and blankets with them!
9. Batteries and Bulbs
Seriously?! It seems so… Many visitors take batteries of the remote controls and the bulbs of the lampshades as a “souvenir”. Not sure why, but they do that.
Many hotels have a small library to delight their customers. Just like the real ones, they lend books to spend some time immersed in reading without having to carry additional weight in their luggage. Too bad that many volumes are “sold out”.
7. Electric Kettle
Often present in the kitchens of many hotels around the globe, electric kettles are surprisingly also often stolen. Who knows how many of those people have at home came from hotels?
6. Food and Drinks from the Minibar
What a joy – a mini bar in the room! Small happiness that lasts until the guest(s) realize that its contents are not included in the accommodation price. That’s too bad… well, not for someone, since they decide to be happy and take some of them with them.
Yes, some people also take the curtains with them. Well, they may match the interior of their home!
Frames?! Is that for real?! Well, it seems that some people appreciate framed images and photos to the extent they’d like to have them at home!
When on holiday, we always need a knife to peel an apple, cut a sandwich, open a particularly well-sealed package. But, some people seem to need a new addition to their cutlery at home, so they create a real service by making forks, spoons, steak knives, and spoons disappear.
Beautiful paintings, bizarre sculptures, interesting prints… Some people appreciate artwork to the extent they want to have them at home. “Honey, wouldn’t they look good in our living room too? – I’d hang the landscape in our bedroom.” It seems that similar dialogues take place in hotel rooms as different art objects are stolen.
1. The Bible
Yes, yes, you read that right! The Bible, the best-selling book in the world, is also the most-stolen item from hotels. It’s usually put in the drawers of the bedside tables. As high as 69% of Englishmen admit to having “taken” one with them from a hotel. But wasn’t “Do not steal” one of the 10 Commandments?!