Other dislikes include:
- Conveyor belt toasters
- Heavy duty duvets all year round
- Tightly packed bedding that feel like a straitjacket
- Not enough dog-friendly hotels – but that’s fine with me. I hate dogs in restaurants
- Not enough shelf space in bathroom for toiletries
- Staff ignoring “Do not Disturb” signs
- Towels too small to wrap round your body
- Towels made into animal shapes – I saw these in Cuba and thought they were quite charming
- Not enough sockets by bed. Yes, I had to unplug lamp to plug in phone charger
- Shower curtains that stick to you body – never accept a room without a decent shower (even if that means nagging management to change shower head as I did recently)
- Out of date brochures for local attractions
- Room safes too small to hold a laptop.
All we want is decent customer service!
Original post (17/10/16)
The Times travel section has identified a list of things which it believes irritates us when staying in hotels.
- Room -orientation tours – isn’t that just touting for a tip?
- Overcomplicated light switches – absolutely agree. In Lithuania last week I still hadn’t worked out all the possible combination when I left. And getting back to your room to find your iPad or phone hasn’t charged because you turned off the power by mistake….
- Too short kettle cords – yes, I was on my knees looking for a socket.
- Tiny teacups – or it my case those glasses they serve cafe latte in. I hate them.
- UHT milk – horrible stuff, couldn’t agree more.
- Klepto-proof clothes hangers – not see those for a while.
- Bad Art – try a literary themed room!
- Gauzy white curtains – or wooden venetian blinds which also let the light in.
- Hairdryers – not a problem last time but I know what they mean about the wall mounted ones.
- Wet rooms – not experienced them but dodgy showers are just as bad. Had to complain three times before they changed shower head and it became a proper shower.
- Arty sinks – can’t fit a kettle under tap and awkward access. Absolutely.
- Sewing kits & shoe polishers – not a problem for me along with shoehorns and free slippers.
- Toothpaste – yes, would be helpful.
- Freezing air con – it’s the noise for me but I had opening windows so not too bad except for street noise
- Pillow mountains – definitely. I end up piling them on settee or on floor.
- Mini-bar prices – probably still are a rip-off but I never use them.
- Premium wi-fi – not a problem in Lithuania where I was but strongly object to paying for it in UK.
- Breakfast that stops at 0800 – never experienced that. 1000 or later is my experience.
- No baked beans – obviously a Brit thing.
Any further ideas send them to The Times!