A hotel management has issued a warning to guests not to use hotel toilet amenities, and the reason is rather bleak.
at a TikTok viral video, travel enthusiast @travelinghotelmanager reveals the one item she has never used when staying at a hotel.
With over 730,000 views, the video revealed why you should avoid most hotel bathroom products – and it’s a point you may not have considered.
‘When you check into your room and you go into your shower and you see (shampoo bottles), they are usually full size,’ she said in the video.
‘Here’s your tip: Don’t ever use these [as] they are not secure.’
‘These can come off and the previous guest can put anything they want in there. They can put hair colour, bleach, anything in these, don’t ever use these.’
Most hotels now employ refillable bottles. The European Commission stated in December 2022 that tiny one-time use toiletries will be banned in hotels as part of new EU-wide packaging and waste laws.
That implies that if you stay at a hotel in one of the EU member states, they must either give you with a huge bottle or you must bring your own cosmetics.
Outside of the EU, additional locations are following suit.
So, to avoid any unpleasant shocks while on vacation, the hotel management advised bringing your own mini-size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
If you’ve forgotten your toiletries, don’t risk it; instead, go to reception for a new set.
Social media users questioned the likelihood of someone filling a container with mysterious liquid for the next guest.
‘Please tell us a specific instance when someone actually did this,’ asked on commenter.
Others, on the other hand, were more sympathetic, noting that they had previously followed the golden advise.
‘I always bring my own toiletries. I never even use the mini ones. I don’t care if they’re sealed or not,’ wrote someone.
Another added: ‘I’ve always thought this too! I always bring my own and tell my loved ones not to use them.’
Former hotel manager Melissa Hanks previously stated that she saw Nair – a well-known hair removal cream – and ‘God knows what else’ in the bottles. Yikes.