During the first week of the summer holidays a list of the more unusual lost property items has been released in a light-hearted bid to remind people to double-check they have all their belongings before checking out.
Staff in Birmingham found a goldfish in one room, which has since been adopted by a team member and nicknamed Bab, while a glass slipper and a historic World War II gas mask was discovered at other locations.
A large-scale professional family portrait was also found by staff after it was left hung on the wall by one guest in Bangor.
It was also revealed there has been an increase in Royal memorabilia found in rooms, including Meghan and Harry masks, union jack flags and commemorative mugs.
Phone chargers, toothbrushes and toiletries topped a list of the items most commonly left, while single shoes – often found under the bed – books and teddy bears are also frequently found.
Premier Inn Managing Director Simon Ewins said: “We’re set to welcome hundreds of thousands of guests to our 800 hotels across the UK this summer – so it’s inevitable some people will leave things behind.
“As the UK’s biggest hotel company, we’ve seen it all over the years in terms of lost property.
“Thankfully, we’re able to reunite most people with their lost items but we hope that by revealing some of the quirkier things we’ve found, it will encourage people to double-check they have everything before checking out.
“Some of the lost property really brings a smile to team member’s faces and the items left really speak to the huge diversity of travellers from every corner of the globe we welcome daily.”
Most unusual lost property
- A glass slipper
- A goldfish found in Birmingham – later nicknamed Bab and adopted by a team member
- A historic WWII gas mask
- A box containing 50+ brand new suit ties
- A pageant queen tiara
- A wedding veil
- Kim Kardashian-style padded underwear
- A huge family portrait – proudly displayed on the wall
- Christmas trees
Top ten most commonly left
- Phone chargers
- Toiletries including shampoo and perfume
- Make-up bags
- Teddy bears
- Single shoes – often found under the bed
- City guides