Is it ever OK to steal items from your hotel room?

If you like saving souvenirs from your hotel this is the article for you. Most hotels chains are in agreement that small items that can be used only once have a green light to be taken when guests checkout. They have storage rooms full of replacements. The bigger things such as towels, bathrobes, and even ashtrays should not be taken. Some hotels even have their bedsheets chipped so they can be located (imagine sleeping on those sheets at home when the raid party bursts in). Overall the hotel gift shop should have any keepsakes that you wish to steal for you to purchase.

Key Points:

  • It can happen to the most upstanding among us. We’ve paid for the room, so we wrongly feel entitled to its contents. Only morality and the size of our bag stand in our way.
  • People will steal just about anything they can. Bathrobes, coat hangers, bed linen, mattress covers, towels, pillows, toilet-seat covers – pretty much everything in a room.
  • With a small independent hotel there’s maybe more of a pang of conscience, but in bigger chain hotels people are less scrupulous.

“The trend in luxury hotels is to go bigger and bigger with toiletry containers, so most guests don’t or indeed can’t take them, leaving them to be refilled.”

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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