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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 29th Jul 13, 3:34 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 3:34 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 3:34 PM
    I seldom get to visit any of the more expensive hotels so I don't get access to the likes of bath robe and slippers but I doubt if I would take them anyway.
    I will admit to taking toiletries, complimentary food and pens etc.
  • Battleaxe44
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    • 29th Jul 13, 3:39 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 3:39 PM
    I thought if you took the robes etc, they charged you for it. I am never sure about the quality of the shampoo and stuff, always take my own.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 29th Jul 13, 5:02 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:02 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:02 PM
    Last time I stayed in a hotel, was paid for by work, I took the 2 free bottles of water and the biscuits and tea/coffee sachets. It was a DeVere hotel in Bolton. I was going to take the shower/shampoo bottles but forgot to take them even though I used some of them as I didn't take my own stuff. Meaning the cleaners would have binned them anyway.
  • madmogs
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:08 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:08 PM
    I'm one of the boring many, it seems: shampoo/conditioner/soap etc

    But only if I've already started the bottle and if I don't know whether the next place I'm staying has toiletries (i.e. if going from a hotel to a hostel)
  • nutty_girl_2001
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:09 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:09 PM
    Who took the TV???!!!
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
    I've never stayed in a really posh hotel with bathrobes, slippers etc. I do take the toiletries though as they are thrown out anyway
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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:10 PM
    Complimentary = given free of charge
    so I've taken unused coffee sachets, advertising pens and part used toiletries. I have also taken the flimsy free slippers I'd been using on the grounds that they'd be binned anyway.
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  • Lagoon
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:12 PM
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    • 29th Jul 13, 5:12 PM
    I've never taken anything from a hotel room. I think it's rude, and it leads to an increase in hotel prices.

    When I'm there I'll occasionally use the toiletries, though I usually prefer my own. I might eat biscuits, and if there's hot chocolate I'll have a mug before bed as a treat, but if I don't use something whilst there then there's no way I'd pack it to take away.
  • fionajbanana
    I take the Top 4 responses in the poll - tea. coffee, buscuits, pens and toiletries.

    I have used the contents of the bottles and given them to friends and family that are travelling with hand luggage only on planes.
  • scubavicky
    The things that they leave and expect you to consume - tea, coffee biscuits etc etc are already included in the price so really they belong to you. Travelodge are cheap so they don't supply toiletries to keep cost down. I love the episode of friends where Chandler and Ross pack everything from their hotel room
    • rebeccak
    • By rebeccak 29th Jul 13, 5:25 PM
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    I don't take any biscuits/chocolates when I check out as they never last that long - First thing I do when I check in is make myself a cup of tea and eat any biscuits on offer! The little bottles of shampoo etc are really handy when travelling with hand luggage.

    I didn't use to take any of tea bags etc but now I sometimes take the odd sachet of coffee or sugar. I don't drink coffee or take sugar in my tea and no one who regularly visits me does so I don't want to buy a big jar of coffee and bag of sugar that are just going to clog up space and slowly go out of date in my cupboards but it's useful to have a sachet or two at home just in case. Seeing as they never seem to give you more than two teabags and I end up re-issuing them during my stay, I think I'm entitled to the odd sachet of coffee! I definitely wouldn't take anything else though.
    • double mummy
    • By double mummy 29th Jul 13, 5:28 PM
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    who took a tv lol
    The only people I have to answer to are my beautiful babies aged 8 and 5
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 29th Jul 13, 10:21 PM
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    fire**fly
    admitting to taking

    Coffee/tea/sugar sachets

    Shampoo/conditioners/soap/shower gel

    was a while back though
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    • Gordon the Moron
    • By Gordon the Moron 29th Jul 13, 10:40 PM
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    I take and use my own toiletries anyway, prefer to use what I like to what they provide.

    The tea/biscuits are complimentary, meaning to me they are mine, whether I eat them on or off the premises, if I take them with me it isn't stealing (though I normally wouldn't bother, if I don't eat them can I be arsed to pack up some biscuits and tea/coffee sachets? I might take the drinks to consume on the way home)

    Taking any of the other things, firstly I'd expect them to charge you for, secondly is theft!
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    • Wild_Rover
    • By Wild_Rover 29th Jul 13, 11:07 PM
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    who took a tv lol
    Originally posted by double mummy
    Sorry, I can't hear you for my 27 extra TVs....

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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 29th Jul 13, 11:38 PM
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    I've stayed in the Malmaison a couple of times before and their free toiletries are amazing. Last time I was there I was making up a big box of goodies for my mate for Xmas and she loves the toiletries from there so I put them into the box with some of the handy sachets of coffee She loved them When we stayed in the Crowne Plaza for our awards ball in April they left aromatherapy sleep kits on the pillow so my mate swiped those My Mum stays in loads of hotels as she travels a lot and she always swipes the toiletries for me for when I go away I must say I did once pinch the do not disturb sign off one room I stayed in..
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    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 30th Jul 13, 10:07 PM
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    Toiletries, they will be thrown away so might as well take them, some high quality shampoos from hotels I've stayed in.

    Plus hotel pen and notepad, sometimes even the door key card if its unique to that hotel.
    • Herbalus
    • By Herbalus 30th Jul 13, 10:23 PM
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    Lot of trolls on this one. At the last count 39 TVs have been stolen.

    Oh and if someone could explain to me the practicalities of stealing a duvet from a hotel room....

    You can't make this up. Oh wait, you can!
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 30th Jul 13, 10:30 PM
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    American hotel rooms, the place where massive CRT TVs live. Hard to steal one of those things.

    I even saw one tied down with a laptop cable lock.
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