Simple trick indicates whether your hotel room is really clean

Travel pro offers a simple tip to indicate whether or not your hotel room is clean.

Simple trick indicates whether your hotel room is really clean

Savvy travellers know to follow a few simple hotel room tips, such as checking for bed bugs, wiping surfaces and steering clear of unhygienic hotspots including the hairdryer.

But you can never have enough travel tips. Well, at least I can’t. That’s why I love this simple tip from a travel pro.

A newly made bed and fresh smelling room may indicate a strong impression of cleanliness, but this tip from a seasoned business traveller who has stayed in hundreds of hotels will confirm whether or not your hotel room is really clean.

“Almost every hotel room has one and it can tell you a lot about how detail-oriented the housekeeping is,” wrote Business Insider international correspondent Harrison Jacobs.

“If they aren’t cleaned regularly – and I mean with vinegar, not rinsed with hot water – they quickly become gross. As such, a small item and a tedious one to clean, I’ve found that coffeemakers and electric kettles are frequently overlooked by less diligent hotels.

hotel room coffee and tea facilities

“If they’re leaving a rusted kettle in the room, it’s a signal to me that no one is keeping a close eye on the room’s long-term upkeep. If there’s mould in the coffeemaker or kettle, what else hasn’t been given a thorough cleaning?”

So, after you’ve done the five things you should do on entering a hotel room, check the kettle as well. And if you’re not happy with how it looks, let the front desk know.

Read more at Travel Talk.

Do you follow hotel cleanliness tips? Have you ever had a dirty hotel room? What did you do about it?

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    Aussiefrog
    5th Sep 2019
    11:04am
    Clean kettle hmmmm read this article!
    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/accommodation/some-hotel-guests-boil-their-underwear-in-the-kettles-to-clean-them/news-story/a8359c7eb56f042a9dae269d6732580d
    Greg
    5th Sep 2019
    11:12am
    Top of the shower rail if there's one, a well cleaned room will have a clean rail, the less well cleaned rooms have a build-up of dirt/dust.
    blue trumpy
    5th Sep 2019
    1:07pm
    I know a cleaner who worked at a large, popular caravan park where her employer told her that when she was cleaning the onsite cabins not bother about changing the sheets if they still looked pretty clean. Yuk!
    blue trumpy
    5th Sep 2019
    1:07pm
    I know a cleaner who worked at a large, popular caravan park where her employer told her that when she was cleaning the onsite cabins not bother about changing the sheets if they still looked pretty clean. Yuk!


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