mont blanc chopin fountain pen The bizarre things left at Carlisle Travelodges
A tandem bike, 100 red roses and a tower of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
They are just some of the weird and wonderful items left behind by guests at Carlisle’s Travelodge hotels.
The budget hotel brand has today revealed some of the strangest items that guests have forgotten or purposefully left at their 542 hotels across the UK in the last year.
Also in lost and found offices of city hotels was a company credit card, a diary spanning more than 40 years and a compass.
Travelodge has hotels at Todhills, Southwaite and in the city centre.
Interestingly the hotel chain has seen a growing trend in “forgetful brides” nationally.
The hotel manager at Manchester Trafford Park Travelodge got quite a shock when they found a 27ft ‘Starchaser’ space rocket at their hotel.
A pilot, from a well known airline, was in quite a rush to get to the airport that he left his pilot’s licence at Gatwick Airport Travelodge. Luckily the hotel manager flew to his rescue and personally took the licence to the airport.
The hotel chain has also seen a number of precious items being left behind by business customers, such as one executive who left behind his 50 year old teddy bear called Rupert at Aberdeen Travelodge. The distressed gentleman sent his PA to personally collect the vintage bear from London as he could not sleep without him.
One superstitious business man had to take a day’s holiday to come back from the Netherlands to collect his rare Montblanc, Meisterstck Solitaire Skeleton fountain pen worth 8,000 as he said he could not sign any paper work without his lucky pen.
An American stockbroker left London Liverpool Street Travelodge without his briefcase which contained over 500,000 worth of share certificates for a client.
One female businesswoman sent a car to pick up her 24ct gold, lucky laughing Buddha necklace which she forgot at Bicester Travelodge after an extensive shopping spree.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman,
said: “With nearly 19m customers annually staying at our 542 UK Travelodge hotels, for a wide variety of reasons, we do get some interesting items being left behind.
“This year’s inventory list includes a Starchaser space rocket, a WW2 bravery medal, deeds to land in the Scottish Highlands, a pilot’s licence, a mother in law and a Lionhead rabbit called Bugs Bunny.
“Also as more business customers are staying with us than ever before, we have had some precious items being left behind such as a 50 year old teddy bear called Rupert belonging to a high flying executive, a movie script, a rare Mont Blanc pen, share certificates worth 500k and a 24 ct lucky laughing Buddha necklace.
“The running theme our customers do tell us, is that the pace of modern life is so fast and furious that time is off the essence especially when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”
The most common left items were chargers for electronic devices,
teddy bears and toiletry bags.
All items left behind in Travelodge hotels which have not been claimed within three months are donated to local British Heart Foundation charity shops.