Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pot, pants and teeth...Kayak's own Hotel Babylon

Pants, marijuana, a tooth and an “intimacy aid” were among the bizarre objects found left in hotel rooms by respondents to a new survey by travel search engine Kayak.

The company says it has been checking out its UK users’ naughty hotel confessions (why???) and the results would "make the bell-hop blush".

According to the survey, 79% of respondents had booked a hotel room purely for a romantic rendezvous and 87% said that being in a hotel room made them feel randy (Ewww...I so did not need to imagine that).

The survey also found that 41% of us shameless Brits think it's OK to check-in together for a dirty weekend after just three months of dating.

Just under a third (probably Catholics) would wait six months before sneaking away with their lover.

Jude Law and Hugh Grant were the most desired hotel room mates for the girls, where as the boys opted for Julia Roberts and Sienna Miller.

Pete Doherty was the least popular for the girls (unless you fancy getting as close to necrophilia as possible).

Fellow addict Lindsay Lohan also hit rock bottom of the ‘desired room mates’ list.

Brits however are not quite as naughty when it comes to helping themselves to souvenirs on check out.

Whilst 64% admitted to taking toiletries, very few took anything else from a hotel room and only 4% admitted to swiping towels.

(So...I guess this indicates some bizarre sense of morality??? )

More likely we're just switched on to the fact that hotels will charge our credit card £100 for a cotton flannel.

We may be depraved sex fiends, but at least we draw the line at overpriced linens.

I take some comfort in that, don't you?

Tricia Holly Davis, chief writer, Travolution


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Travolution Blogger said...

Blackpool Hotels: Hotel Babylon was a book penned by an anonymous author which revealed the underbelly of the hotel trade, as told by former staff (concierges, bellhops, chefs, bartenders, etc.) of leading luxury properties. It's a great read, though you may never order room service in the early hours of the morning again and will definitely see the front desk staff in a whole new light!