Research released today has revealed that over three-quarters of freebie-loving Brits admits to removing items from hotel rooms while they’re on holiday. A survey of 1,215 UK consumers by holiday deals website Holiday Hypermarket shows that 75% of us have taken more than good memories of hotels home with us.
Clearly keen to get our money’s worth, items taken include anything from free tea and coffee, to kettles, duvets, curtains and pot pourri. Other popular items that people admitted to pilfering included towels, slippers, bathrobes, soap holders and even toilet rolls.
15% of those surveyed also admitted to trying to get a free hotel upgrade, often being successful in their request. With UK holidaymakers desperate to make the most of their hotel stay, it seems that they are confident with requesting special service, in the knowledge that hoteliers are keen to impress score good marks on review sites.
Kay Dixon, general manager of Holiday Hypermarket, said: “Clearly UK holidaymakers love staying in hotels so much, they feel they want to bring a little bit of their home from home back with them.”
She added: “When it comes to getting upgraded, we know there are some great hoteliers out there who will do whatever they can to give our customers complimentary upgrades to make their stay even more enjoyable.”
Perhaps this shows that us Brits love something for nothing and that we’re also keen to make our homes a little more like our favourite hotels.