For most people, staying at a hotel is a luxury. Unless you travel a lot, you don’t usually have the opportunity to crawl into a bed that isn’t yours. A hotel stay should be a relaxing experience that allows people to have a nice get away from their daily life.
You shouldn’t have to worry about the cleanliness of your hotel.
However, when one guest decided to turn in for the night, he found a disturbing note tucked underneath his sheets.
After a busy day in an unfamiliar city, the traveler in our story decided it was time to crawl into bed and read a good book before falling asleep.
When he pulled the sheets back, he heard a crinkling sound. It was a piece of paper.
He grabbed it, and put on his glasses so he could read the stranger’s note. After he read it, it left the traveler confused, deeply disturbed and disgusted…
The last person to stay in the room issued the following warning: “If you’re reading this, then housekeeping did not change your sheets!”
The last visitor wanted to test the cleanliness of the hotel and left the note for the next guest. The Courtyard Marriot failed to clean the bed and just left the same sheets on there that the previous guest had slept in. This note was in fact, proof that the housekeeping team at the hotel did not change the sheets.
Every time you stay at a hotel, you face hidden health risks.
You need to be aware of:
Ice Buckets: Hotel staff infrequently clean these germ-infested surfaces. As guests frequently use these buckets as vomit containers, they’re not clean for next-day use. The housekeeping staff simply rinse them out and put them back in your room.
Bed Bugs: This oft publicized epidemic is actually worse than the news media outlets let on. As one professional discussed in a video, you need to check your hotel room carefully for bed bugs every time you check in. You’ll need to check the mattress, the end tables, and the luggage rack as bed bugs call these places home.
Hot Tubs: While you probably want to jump into these warm, relaxation centers, they’re usually disgusting. They’re ripe breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, and fungi. While hotels clean the water, they don’t clean the pipes. That’s where these problems can grow.
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