PUBLISHED: 16:59, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:32, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Hotel theft: It’s common for guests to take mementoes of the hotel when they leave (Image: Getty Images)
Hotel stays can be as opulent as your bank balance allows and can see guests surrounded by luxury. Wonderful hotels can leave holidaymakers keen to lead the same lifestyle back home. Consequently, it’s common for guests to take mementoes of the hotel when they leave.
However while taking the nice soaps and fancy shampoos is perfectly acceptable - other items should not be taken.
Guests should never take items from hotels that can and will be reused, is the common travel advice.
Commonly stolen hotel goods (which are not allowed) include linen, batteries, light bulbs, cutlery and picture frames.
According to a survey by spa and hotel review site Wellness Heaven, 75.5 percent of hotel theft is pinching the towels.
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Hotel theft: In Italy, a hotelier reported a grand piano being shifted from the property (Image: Getty Images)
The second most commonly purloined hotel item is a bathrobe - 65.1 percent of all hotel theft is the cosy robe.
However, what are some of the stranger items that have been plucked from a hotel?
According to Wellness Heaven, a Berlin hotel was once left bereft of bathroom fixtures, after guests made off with the head of a rain shower, a hydromassage shower, a toilet seat, a drainpipe and an entire sink.
Over in Italy, a hotelier reported a grand piano being shifted from the property.
"Once I walked through the lobby, I noticed that something was missing, and soon after I learned that three unknown men in overalls had taken away the grand piano, and it never reappeared, of course,” they said.
In France, a guest was once caught trying to steal a stuffed boar's head. At a later