OH GOOD GOD MAKE IT STOP, MAKE IT STOP.
It turns out hotel staff have been keeping some dirty ‘n’ disturbing secrets from us all, and after reading them you will never – EVER – be the same again.
Thousands have flocked to a Quora thread, clearly hellbent on ruining your hotel stays forevermore. Lucky for you, we’ve hand-picked the five most disturbing, and deeply apologise for your lack of sleep tonight.
Seriously… stop now if you want to sleep tonight.
Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
1. Dead bodies r’ us.
“Almost everyone who has been a manager in a hotel has encountered a dead body,” writes self-confessed hotel lover, Susan Barry.
At a hotel in 2011, Susan explains, “a woman had too much to drink, slipped into her jacuzzi, and literally BOILED to death. True story.”
Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes. I guess that’s me and jacuzzis done forever, then.
“The sad fact is that I could find 15 more stories,” Susan finished, adding: “Hotels are crazy, y’all.”
2. See those sheets? Yeah, them. They’re dirty.
Yes – YES – those sheets that look clean are actually the complete and utter opposite.
Peter Mayer has worked as a housekeeper in hotels, and has some very icky news to share:
“Sometimes sheets are not changed daily,” Mayer admits.
“It is not only true for unused beds, but in general. Shady and cheap hotel/motel managers and owners encourage staff to check if the sheets look clean. If they do, they tell housekeepers to just tighten it up from the corners.”
Excuse me, I just need t–
Oh, and that doona? FIIIIIILTHY.
“Blankets and bedspreads are almost never washed,” Mayer writes. “Many hotels do not even have extra bedspreads that are kept clean and could be used as an exchange.”
3. Your sex session is, err, very… public.
“We can hear you having sex. Yes we do,” says Farhad Aqeel. “Even if your TV volume is at max we can hear. We can even hear you slapping your wife/girlfriend’s ass.”
Well that’s… disconcerting.
4. Stop reading the reviews.
Farhad doesn’t stop there. If you picked this hotel because past visitors RAVED about it online, the joke’s truly on you, pal.