Brits reveal the 10 best items they’ve stolen from hotel rooms – and these are the ones that will get you in big trouble

BRITS have revealed some of the most popular things they steal from their hotel rooms after vacation – but some could get you in trouble.

While some items are there to take away, some cheeky guests have gone overboard.


Brits have revealed the things they steal from hotelsCredit: Getty

A study conducted by Kayak spoke to 10,000 people and found that 67% of Britons admit to taking something with them.

The most popular on-the-go item was shampoo and conditioner – the mini toiletries are free so they can be taken.

That’s not the case when hotels have wall-mounted shampoo and conditioner bottles that have to be left behind.

Then come the tea bags and coffee capsules – also allowed – and slippers, which you are advised to bring as they cannot be reused.

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The staff even encourages guests to wear them to their rooms because the floors are usually quite dirty.

They are also particularly useful on the return flightso as not to end up walking through the cabin of the plane in socks.

However, 12% admitted to taking the towels – a big no-no, and you could be charged if you get caught.

This, along with bathrobes and decorative items, means you could be in trouble if the cleaning staff notices.

In recent years, most properties have made it clear that a missing bathrobe will be added to the price of the room – the warning usually comes on the hanger.

This may not be the case for some of the fanciest hotels – the Goring Hotel factors the cost of their monogrammed slippers and bathrobes into the £8,500 bill for a stay in the Royal Suite.

Remote control batteries were also in the top ten.

A general manager said their most hated guests are “those who steal the batteries out of the TV remote control”.

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Top 10 items Brits have brought home from a hotel

  1. Shampoo/conditioner – 50%
  2. Tea bags and coffee capsules – 30%
  3. Slippers – 18%
  4. Toiletry bag – 15%
  5. Towels – 12%
  6. Bathrobe – 7%
  7. Glassware – 5%
  8. Hangers – 4%
  9. Decorative items – 3%
  10. Remote Batteries – 3%

He said, “They’re not expensive, but it’s very inconvenient for the next guest.”

In 2019, hotel guests were caught stealing mattresses of their rooms, some of them costing thousands of pounds each – with five-star hotels unlikely to report the incident.

Mini toiletries are a yes, but leave the towels behind


Mini toiletries are a yes, but leave the towels behindCredit: Getty

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