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, such as 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 a strong impression of cleanliness, but this tip from a seasoned business traveller who’s 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 gotten a thorough cleaning?”

So, after you’ve done the five things you should do upon 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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    TREBOR
    23rd Mar 2019
    8:59am
    Having endured the Attack Of the Killer Bugs in an hotel room in Malbadishu (formerly Melbourne) while en route to audition for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire..... and getting not one wink of sleep but still getting through.... I'm happy to carry a can of spray everywhere I hotel up for the night.........

    Austalia, myte - she just ain't what she used ter be... Third World, innit?
    Greg
    23rd Mar 2019
    11:07am
    I like to check the top of the top rail of the shower frame, mainly because I throw my towel up there and don't won't it covered with dust but it also shows how well the room is cleaned. A clean top rail means they've gone an extra step and the rest of the room is most likely well cleaned too.
    PlanB
    24th Mar 2019
    10:48am
    These days my motel stays are over -- I was sick to death of taking cleaning cloths and disinfectant away with me and spending a good hour going over every motel I stayed in -- I either use my own Caravan -- I know that is spotless -- or don't go.
    Tomba
    24th Mar 2019
    1:21pm
    On entering a motel room some years ago, we pulled back the top sheet of the bed and found a previous occupants' pubic hair!
    Exit.
    Virginia
    6th Apr 2019
    6:56pm
    Check the pillows under the pillow case I complained 4 times at a hotel in Rio and even got told they had no more pillows till I said "Oh" They are so cheap perhaps "Trip Advisor" might help", when I showed them my pillow at reception in front of others checking in.
    I got a brand new pillow arrive at my room before i got there ....God only knows what my pillow was used for by previous occupants.... Probably their "jollies"


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