Travelodge reports bizarre lost and found

5th Jan 2007

Where would you find Aston Martin car keys, a Spy’s secret dossier, a wooden leg and suitcases full of collectable spectacles from famous people, including Elton John? Where else but Travelodge’s Lost and Found office. Travelodge, the UK budget hotel chain, today announced the mysterious objects left behind in their hotels in 2006.

With over six million guests staying each year with the budget hotel chain, some other bizarre items left behind by its customers are false teeth, a pet dog, snake skin, a diamond, a bible containing £250 cash and a diamond ring belonging to an ex football player.

Guy Parsons, Travelodge Chief Operating Officer said: ‘Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations. From racing bikes to Aston Martin car keys, our guests’ lefts behinds demonstrate what a cross section of customers we serve. Whether they are making a quick stopover in one of our city hotels or a long weekend in the country, the property left behind could tell a million tales’.

The ten most bizarre items left behind at Travelodge:

1. Australian cycle racing team bike worth £19,000 2. Spy’s dossier 3. Pet dog 4. False teeth 5. Porsche and Aston Martin keys 6. A hollowed out bible containing £250 cash 7. A full six foot length of snake skin 8. Diamond ring belonging to an ex football player 9. 2 briefcases containing collectable glasses from famous people including Elton John 10. BBC ID card


The most common items left in a Travelodge room in 2006 include:

1. Mobile phone and chargers 2. Toiletries 3. Clothing items 4. Shoes 5. Books 6. Hen / Stag Night accessories / adult toys 7. Jewellery / watches 8. Laptops 9. Electrical Gadgets - Ipod, digital camera 10. False teeth / limbs End


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