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easyJet Holidays reveals the weirdest and wackiest items left in hotel rooms

19th Jan 2024Our business

Dentures, glass eyes, clown costumes and witchcraft artefacts are amongst the most unusual items left behind in hotel rooms by British holidaymakers in new data unveiled today.

A survey of 100 hotels within the easyJet Holidays portfolio from across Europe delved into items that have been lost or abandoned in the last 12 months, with many proving outlandish.

Surprisingly dentures are one of the most eccentric items commonly left behind, with hotels confessing to storing false teeth in lost property.

There have even been reports of outlandish costumes, with one hotel finding a full clown costume including shoes, wig and red nose.

Europe’s fastest growing holiday company has curated a top 10 list of the most unexpected items that tourists have forgotten to take home with them.

One hotel divulged to finding an array of witchcraft paraphernalia in one of their rooms, left behind by a would-be sorceress. Elsewhere, some guests checked out of their stays without their prosthetic limbs - and in one case a glass eye.

Some travellers accidentally leave more sentimental items behind. For one resort, this was a ‘lucky’ teacup belonging to a grandmother which she was using throughout her trip. Wedding rings and personal photographs are regularly left behind.

And whilst wallets and cash are often forgotten, in one case a hotel found thousands of old German Mark coins stashed behind a toilet water tank.

The top 10 weirdest items left behind in easyJet holidays hotel rooms:

  1. Dentures
  2. Witchcraft paraphernalia
  3. Prosthetic limbs
  4. Glass eye
  5. Grandma’s ‘lucky’ tea cup
  6. Thousands of German Marks
  7. Clown costume
  8. Inflatable boat
  9. Caviar
  10. Rosary beads

Matt Callaghan, Chief Operating Officer at easyJet Holidays said:Holidays are a time for total relaxation, and we love knowing that our customers make themselves comfortable in our resorts. Our research with our hotel partners has been interesting and some of the lost and found items are unusual, but we’re pleased to see that our customers have been enjoying themselves.

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For more information, please contact the easyJet Holidays press office on / 020 8206 5151

Notes to editors:

About easyJet Holidays: 

easyJet holidays, which launched in 2019 is the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, having taken almost 2 million people away in 2023. Named Rising Brand of the Year byTravolution It offers great-value beach, city and lakes holidays to over 5000 hotels, in more than 100 destinations across Europe, directly through its website and through over 5000 travel agent partners. The ATOL-protected holidays can be secured with a deposit of just £60 per person, including flights, hotel, 23kg luggage and transfers on beach holidays. easyJet holidays is a member of ABTA, and all packages are covered by its Ultimate Flexibility, offering freedom to change a booking, a refund guarantee, and best price guarantee. In 2024 the holiday provider will also start operating from Switzerland, France and Germany.

Winners of the Sustainable Future Award at the Globe Travel Awards, easyJet holidays has a sustainability strategy focusing on three key pillars – create better holiday choices which is about making sustainable travel affordable and accessible to everyone; keep our holidays special which is maximising the benefits and minimising the negative impacts of travel and tourism, and transform travel for everyone which means embedding sustainability into business decisions and behaviours and driving meaningful change in the industry. The tour operator has partnered with the UNWTO to help develop the first environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework for tourism businesses, co-designing a measurement tool that is meaningful and feasible for better monitoring how tourism businesses impact, and depend on, people, planet and prosperity.

easyJet holidays has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 – being called out as one of the most loved employers and highly commended as a great place to work for LGBTQIA+ employees, as well as being named one of the Best Workplaces in Travel 2023