Britons tidy hotel rooms on holiday
Published 07/08/2011 | 08:30
Tidy tourists are clearly keen to be seen to be clean when away on holiday, according to a survey.
As many as 59% of Britons admit to having tidied their hotel room before the cleaners come in, the poll by Hotels.com found.
Around the same number said it was "rude" to leave their room in a mess, while 60% said they made the bed.
Also, 45% folded the towels and 11% even went as far as cleaning the toilet.
Only 4% of the 2,000 people polled admitted they enjoyed cleaning, but 45% were anxious not be labelled "messy" by hotel staff, while 43% said they cleaned up as a matter of routine and 27% disliked hotel staff touching their belongings.
Travellers from south-east England were most likely to beat the cleaners to it, with 67% saying they tidied their room themselves.
Most happy to let hotel staff do all the work were those from East Anglia, with only 39% admitting to tidying up.
Hotels.com communications director Alison Couper said: "Going on holiday is all about getting a break from the routine of home life, yet it's evident many Brits just can't drop the cleaning when away."