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50 Times Hotels Surprised Everyone With Their Creativity (New Pics)

Customers should be treated like kings and queens. They should be pampered, treated to large doses of good humor, and given creative quality of life upgrades that make all the difference. This is the philosophy some hotels have. And it’s obvious how much they love their guests.

Some hotels go the extra mile to make their customers’ stay that much more pleasant. From bed forts and ‘spouse disposal units’ to hilarious menus and tiny takeaway bags for tiny soap, these are the things that make you want to visit again and again. Bored Panda created this awesome list of clever ideas and unique touches that hotels have introduced. These will bring a smile to your face, give you a hearty chuckle, and make you go ‘wow, how didn’t I think of that?’ So keep on scrolling, share the best with your friends, and upvote the best pictures! My personal favorite is the bed fort (I know what I’m building at home tonight) — what about yours?

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#1

A Buddy Of Mine Travels A Lot For Work, Asked For A Fort…

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#2

My Hotel Wants You To Take The Nice Soap Home!

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My Hotel In China Has A Card To Give To A Taxi Driver So You Can Find Your Way Back

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Courtesy of Hospitality School, here are several ‘Golden Rules’ that each and every hotelier worth their salt should follow. That is, if they want to be proud of what they do, want their business to boom, and their guests to grace their doorstep once again.

Looking like a professional goes a long way in the hospitality business. That means dressing nicely, taking care of your hygiene and smiling brightly. It’s also vital that the way you talk to your customers be sincere — they can spot it if you’re being fake in an instant. What’s more, keeping your guests’ private life private is of utmost importance, as is helping them with everything and anything they might need. Finally, never, ever ignore complaints. Not even small ones.

#4

Hotel Staff Found Fifty Shades Of Grey Book On Guest’s Side Table…

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#5

The Toiletries At My Hotel In Switzerland Included A Rubber Ducky

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#6

This Bag Of Old/Stained Face Towels Have Been Re-Used As “Rags” At This Hotel

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However, the rules of hospitality are slowly changing over time, as Marcel Thoma, the General Manager of The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong told Euronews: “Twenty years ago, there were scripts and standards. And it was the same every day. These days, we expect the wait staff to be psychiatrists. Now, some guests want to be left alone; maybe you don’t refill their coffee because they’re in a meeting and concentrating hard. We like to see ourselves as hosts, not service providers. For that, you must give your staff the freedom to be spontaneous.”

#7

This Hotel Actually Makes It Easy To Connect Your Laptop To The TV

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#8

This Hostel In Germany Is An Indoor Vintage Rv Park

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#9

Hotel Maid Clearly Found My Sunglasses

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Thoma also explained how staff members can help in unexpected ways. “For example, we once had a guest come downstairs and say, I want to go hiking but I’m alone and don’t know how to go hiking in Hong Kong. We had a staff who loves hiking and said, ‘Madame, I know a beautiful trail. Why don’t we go hiking together tomorrow, if you’d like me to come along with you?’ So, they went hiking together. In a traditional hotel, they would say, ‘We’re not paying you to go hiking! You’re paid to check in and check out guests.’”

#10

More Hotels Should Do This

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#11

The Hostel I’m At Dispenses Soap Like Parmesan

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#12

Weather Station At A Hotel

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#13

Instead Of Bibles, My Hotel Has Copies Of 1984

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#14

The Hotel My Parents Are Staying At In NC To Watch The Eclipse Stocked All Of The Rooms With These

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#15

Saw This In The Hotel Grounds Where I Was Working

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#16

This Kids Menu At The Hotel I’m Staying At

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#17

The Hotel I Am Staying At Has The Fire Evacuation Plans At Ground Level So You Can See Them If Smoke Has Filled The Hallways

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#18

Hotel I Stayed At Was Formerly A Train Station And Had An Actual Train Inside It, With Rooms Inside Each Car

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#19

My Hotel In Odessa (Ukraine) Tells You Which Day It Is By Changing The Elevator Carpet Every Day

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#20

The Design Of The Curtains In My Hotel Room To Ensure That There Is No Annoying Light Gap In The Middle

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#21

My Hotel Has The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Next To The Bed Instead Of A Bible

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#22

I Didn’t Think This Sort Of Thing Really Happens

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I asked the hotel to hide a picture of Robert Downey Jr in my room. I forgot all about it and when I went to take a hot bath to wash off a shitty day, I caught sight of this.

#23

This Hotel Lets You Borrow A Plant To Take To Your Room So You Have A Friend To Talk To

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#24

This Is What Happens If You Tip Egyptian Hotel Service Generously

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#25

In The Europa Park Hotel In Germany There Is A Tiny Children Bathroom In The Bathroom

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#26

This Hotel In Singapore Is Very Green

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#27

My Hotel In Switzerland Has Different Plug Sockets For Guests From Different Parts Of The World

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#29

This Hotel Shampoo Assumes Your Theft

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#30

I Left My Jacket At A Hotel And They Mailed It To Me With A Complementary Pillow

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#31

The Hotel I Stayed At Uses Lemon Grass Instead Of A Plastic Straw

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#32

My Hotel Room Comes With A Complimentary Android Phone With Free Data And Calls

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#33

This Hotel In Central London Keeps Beehives On Their Roof!

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#34

Honorary Manager Of Crescent Hotel In Eureka Springs Is Cat, And This Is His Door

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#35

These Do Not Disturb Options At My Hotel

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#36

As A Guy Who Takes His Family To A Hotel Every Winter While I Work On My Writing, I Approve This Bathroom

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#37

Hotel Maid Left A Towel Monkey

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#39

This Hotel’s Carpet And Lighting Combo Produce A Really Trippy Effect

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#40

The Toilet In My Hotel In Filled With Seawater

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#41

The Staff At Our Hotel Made A Cool Crocodile Out Of Our Towels

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#42

The Hotel I’m Staying At Has A “Lending Locker”

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#43

My Hotel Room Had A White Noise Machine Installed In The Wall

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#44

When The Hotel Staff Has Your Back

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#45

The Shower In My Hotel Has A Little Cutout So You Can Turn It On Before Getting In

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#46

This Hotel Is An Old Prison

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#47

Bookshelf Whose Shelves Spell “Take A Book Leave A Book”, Seen At A Hotel

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#49

A Hotel’s Reminder On How To Climb Stairs

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#50

This Historic Sign In My Hotel Explains How To Use Electricity In Case You Had Never Used It Before

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