Most of us whove stayed at a hotel have probably nabbed a toiletry or two, especially if theyre fancy looking.
Some of us might have loaded up on buffet breakfast items. Thats a natural urge.
However, some people go a bit overboard and steal bed linen, irons, toilet seat covers – basically anything they can get their hands on.
But are you actually allowed? Which things are complimentary and which are you absolutely not supposed to take?
We spoke to some hotels in the UK and U.S and found out.
What can you take from a hotel?
TripSavvy has created a handy diagram for those who find the whole topic hard to navigate.
What you can take:
What you cant:
South Place Hotels is a boutique five-star hotel under its wider D&D London group. Theyre pretty lenient when it comes to complimentary gifts and even allow their guests to take home designer toiletries available.
As they are city-based, a large percentage of South Place Hotels clientele consists of frequent flying business people.
The hotel has selected their choice of toiletries with their customers in mind, choosing to use flight-friendly quantities and encouraging guests to take-away, reducing waste and allowing guests to take the luxury hotel experience with them, they told Metro.co.uk.
At South Place Hotel, our customers can take away our James Heeley toiletries available in our bedrooms. All of our toiletries are 100ml which means all of our international friends are able to take these on to their flights with them.
Other hotels are less forgiving and will charge you if you steal bathrobes, towels, irons and more.
Though most hotels wont advertise it, toiletries can usually be taken without a charge, especially when soap packages are already open and cannot be reused.
The Setai Miami Beach told Metro.co.uk it only allows guests to take toiletries and slippers and everything else comes at a charge.
Daniel Luddington, from Small Luxury Hotels of the World told Metro.co.uk theyre used to guests stealing all sorts of things.
Guests are only really allowed to take toiletries, stationery and slippers from hotel rooms but youll be amazed at how many more items people take home with them. Towels, bathrobes and pillows are amongst the most commonly swiped items but you need to be careful as the hotel is well within their rights to charge up to £100 for these items if taken.
Ive heard from many of our hotels that guests love to take branded items to remind them of their hotel stays such as branded corkscrews, bottle stoppers, glasses, and umbrellas.
Some hotels dont mind as this is free publicity for them and others like to take advantage of the potential free publicity by providing creative in-room amenities. For example, The Celino South Beach (to open soon) will provide guests with conga-line kits including how-to guides, drums, and cigars.
Another hotel, The Outpost at Sentosa, will offer pillow mist kits, bespoke tea blends, and heritage cookies within their rooms. We expect most of these to be taken!
If you do take things without permission, the charge might be added to your bill before you check out.
Or you may receive a call about the missing item and then have the bill added after yoRead More – Source