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Hotelier describes the five things she would NEVER do in a hotel room

Hotel employee lists the five things she would NEVER do in a room – including walking around in bare feet and using the ice bucket

  • Hotelier Evangeline, who lives in the United States, has shared five ‘hacks’
  • She said she would always add her guests to her reservation so they get a key
  • Evangeline would also never sit on the bedspread because it barely gets washed
  • She brings her own bedding and never walks barefoot on the carpets

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A hotelier has described the five things she would never do in a hotel room, knowing how regularly it is cleaned and what safety practices are followed.

TikTok user Evangeline shared a video about her experiences working in an American hotel and what to watch out for when you book your next room.

Her first piece of advice was to always add every guest in the room to the reservation, so they can always get back into it even without the primary booker. 

‘If there is more than one person staying in the room I would never not add their name on the reservation. If the primary person happens to be gone and the other person gets locked out and goes to the front desk and their name isn’t on the room reservation they won’t be allowed in.,’ she said, adding: ‘They won’t get a key, period.’

TikTok user Evangeline shared a video about her experiences working in an American hotel and what to watch out for when you book your next room

TikTok user Evangeline shared a video about her experiences working in an American hotel and what to watch out for when you book your next room

Evangeline’s understanding of the cleaning process ensures she always takes her own supplies with her, even if they’re already in the room. 

‘I would never use the remote control without wiping it down first. Your cleaning and my cleaning are different cleaning, you feel me?’ she said in the video.

‘I would never use the glasses in the room, I’m talking about the glasses in the room ready for you to use, I would never use them without washing them first.’

‘I would never sit on the bedspread. A bedspread is not the sheet, it’s not the blanket, it’s on top of that. That thing comes off the first minute I walk into the hotel. Those things are not washed often… those bedspreads get cleaned like maybe once a year so don’t sit on those.’

She never walks around a carpeted hotel or motel room without shoes on: ‘I would always have a pair of flip flops on. I would also not take a shower without wearing them.’

Evangeline said she would never use an ice bucket without putting a liner in first.

‘Some people just use the ice bucket as is without the liner, no don’t do that, put the liner in,’ she said.

What does Evangeline never do? 

1. Touch the bedspread sitting on top of the doona cover.

2. Use the ice bucket without a liner.

3. Leave some guests off the reservation otherwise they can’t get back into the room should the primary booker not be there.

4. Drink from the water glasses without washing them first.

'Some people just use the ice bucket as is without the liner, no don't do that, put the liner in,' she said

'Some people just use the ice bucket as is without the liner, no don't do that, put the liner in,' she said

‘Some people just use the ice bucket as is without the liner, no don’t do that, put the liner in,’ she said

She continued: ‘This is something nobody actually mentions but it’s big for me, I will never use a hotel washcloth on my body or my face.

‘I will use a towel but I will not use a wash cloth. Hundreds, if not, thousands of people have used that on their body and they are not washed and sterilised.

‘Having that many people coming into close contact with their body parts with a washcloth and put it on me… no, I’m good.’

She added: ‘Just to clarify, when I say I use a body towel, I will use the body towel very very gingerly.’

Evangeline warned future hotel guests not to say their room number out loud for safety reasons. 

‘If you notice, the front desk agent will write your room number on a piece of paper, they’ll circle it and direct you to the elevators, they don’t say your room number out loud,’ she said.

‘At least they’re not supposed to, and you shouldn’t either.’

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