The hilarious (and horrifying) note you’d never want to find in your hotel room… 5



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It’s easy to take a lot of things for granted with hotel rooms: that the room is clean; that the towels have swapped; that the sheets have been made.

One guest recently got a disturbing lesson to the contrary – in one of the funniest, most creative ways possible.

The guest said he “heard something crinkle” when he settled in for the night.

Underneath the sheets: this alarming note:

Photo source: Imgr
Photo source: Imgr

The anonymous guest shared the photo to Reddit, where it has since inspired others to do the same.

“I’m definitely going to start putting these notes in my hotel beds when I check out,” said one community member.

“I’m going to add, ‘Thanks for changing the sheets. Your hard work is appreciated,” said another.

How much trust do you put in hotels to offer properly-cleaned rooms? What would you do if you found a note like this? And should more of us be trying sneaky tricks like this to keep them accountable?

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  1. First I would take pictures for proof, next I wouldn’t pay bill, last but not least I would spread the word around.

  2. I strip the linen and put it in the bathtub or shower, does not take long and cannot be used again as damp from wet towels. I am completely against staying in hotels but sometimes it cannot be avoided so I check everything, even take my own cups/mugs, paper towels and rinse and boil kettle before re boiling for use. Scald the glasses and cutlery. Sad indictment of how things are these days, we recently stayed 5 star for 3 days ate all our meals at the hotel and in the early hours of the second day we both become very ill it took 10 days for us to recover fully. So very wary still.

  3. If people only knew staff have 20 mins in which to clean a room not matter what state it is left in. So if beds got stripped before you leave and room tidy it saves a heap of time also if you only knew what people leave behind it would make you sick.

  4. If I found a note like that in my bed the manager would certainly hear about it

  5. I’ve never really thought about it, assuming the cleaner had done their job. I would be mortified now that’s it’s been mentioned and would certainly call the manager. I’m going to stay in a pub for a week at $55 night – has everything a motel has including an ensuite. Will be checking the sheets,

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