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Brits reveal the top 10 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 a holiday – but some could get you in trouble.

While some items are there to be taken, some cheeky guests have taken it too far.

Brits have revealed the things they steal from hotels

A study conducted by Kayak spoke to 10,000 people and found that 67 per cent of Brits admit to taking something home with them.

The most popular item to take was the shampoo and conditioner – the mini toiletries are complimentary so they can be taken.

This is not the case where hotels have wall-mounted shampoo and conditioner bottles which have to be left behind.

Coming in second was the tea bags and coffee capsules – also allowed – and the slippers, which are encouraged to be taken as they cannot be reused.

Staff even encourage guests to wear them in their bedrooms as the floors are usually quite dirty.

They are also particularly useful on the flight home, so you don’t end up walking around the plane cabin in your socks.

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

This, along with the bathrobes and decorative items, means you are likely to get in trouble if noted by cleaning staff.



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

This might not be the case for some of the fancier 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.

Also making the top ten was the remote control batteries.

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

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

Back in 2019, hotel guests were caught stealing mattresses from their rooms, with 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

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