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Cats, dogs and prosthetic legs: What dozy guests leave behind in British hotels

Mirror logo Mirror 5/01/2017 Ruki Sayid

Possessions left in Travelodges range from the expensive to the bizarre (Photo: Daily Record) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Possessions left in Travelodges range from the expensive to the bizarre (Photo: Daily Record) A cat called Yoda, a suitcase stuffed with rupees and a monkey puzzle tree were just a few of the valuables left behind by dozy Travelodge guests last year. 

Bizarrely, one traveller forgot to take three prosthetic legs - each with a designer shoe from Gucci, Valentino and Mui Mui attached.

An audit of lost property at the budget hotel chain revealed a barrister racing to get to court left a wig and gown behind, an Elvis Presley fan forgot their gold portrait of the King and a couple heading on a world cruise failed to take the tickets from the bedside table. 

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One guest managed to ditch a ceremonial wedding necklace made entirely of £50 notes and another only remembered their Shih Tzu dog Harold almost an hour after checking out of a Harrogate Travelodge.

Staff clearing out rooms have stumbled across a family of garden gnomes, an antique stained glass window, a Disney castle shaped wedding cake and a brass gramophone.

One absent minded guest completely forgot they had driven to their Oxford hotel in a swish new Mercedes AMG sports car and ordered a taxi, leaving the expensive motor in the car park .

From a tattered 40-year-old teddy left behind by a company boss and wedding vows from the 1950s to a four foot stick of rock, most of the treasured possessions have been reunited with their grateful owners, along with smartphones , sat navs, ties, socks and cuddly toys. 

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Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “With over 18 million customers annually staying across our 525 UK Travelodge hotels for a variety of reasons we do get some interesting and precious items being left behind.

“As more business customers are now staying with Travelodge than ever before, this year’s inventory list includes some interesting business related items such as a set of annual corporate accounts, a suitcase of invoices and a Swarovski encrusted waving lucky cat charm belonging to a successful businessman.

“Our customers tell us that the pace of modern life is fast and furious, especially when getting from A to B therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”

Possessions unclaimed after three months were donated to local charity shops.


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