TRAVELODGE in Bath have released a list of the strangest items left in their hotels in 2019.

Interestingly this year’s Travelodge’s lost and found company inventory report has revealed a growing trend in wedding props, wedding attire and even a Best Man being left behind at its hotels.

Here's the list of Bath's three hotel's weirdest things that were left behind:

  • Three statues of Buddha
  • A cider brewing kit – complete with barrel
  • A Mercedes convertible car
  • A dozen of crystal wedding candle holders
  • Wedding table decorations
  • A 3ft Chocolate Easter egg
  • A 5ft Flower heart used as a wedding photo prop
  • A child’s Porsche electric car
  • A suitcase full of romcom DVD’s
  • A 6ft decorated Christmas tree

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokesman, said: “With nearly 19 million customers annually staying at our 571 UK hotels including three in Bath for thousands of different reasons, we do get a range of interesting items left behind. This year’s national audit includes: a pair of Alpacas called Ant & Dec, a 65 year old luck Bonsai tree, an Aston Martin, a dissertation, a gingerbread village with residents and a precious 20 year old celebrity autograph book.”

“Interestingly our hotel teams have reported a rise in wedding and proposal props being left behind in our hotels in 2019. This included a 5ft floral unicorn, a huge full moon, a flower wall, palm trees, a Tiffany engagement ring and even a best man”

“As we have more business customers staying in our hotels than ever before, we are seeing a continuous rise in important business papers, valuable items and lucky charms being left behind in our hotels. This includes a 65 year old lucky Bonsai tree that has been passed down three generations, important business documentation and a brand new identity artwork.”

“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B. In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”