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In AdviceOn Saturday 7th Jul, 2018

The simple way to tell if the sheets on your hotel bed are actually clean

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Item number one on a hotel must-have list: clean linens. Source: Pixabay

Staying in a nice hotel while you're on holiday is all about treating yourself. You might have a balcony, a couple of bathrobes, perhaps a mini bar and a big fluffy bed to lie in at the end of a long day sightseeing.

But there’s nothing worse than finding out that your big comfortable bed has been slept in by a bunch of other travellers, and it hasn’t been made before your arrival.

There's one way that you can make absolutely sure that your hotel bed is actually clean, and it's much more simple than you might think.

When you arrive at your hotel for the first time, instead of jumping straight onto the bed and making yourself comfortable, pull back the pillows/ blankets/doona cover and take a look at your fitted sheets.

If the sheets don’t have creases on them from being folded, don't sleep on them – it's a sure sign that someone slept on them already.

If you find that there aren’t creases on the bed sheets, immediately contact your hotel reception and express your concern about whether the hotel bed is actually clean.

Any quality hotel will gladly change the bedsheets if a guest has any concerns, so don’t feel that you’re being unreasonable in your request for them being changed.

Hotel cleanliness is incredibly important, but since the cleaners are usually tasked with cleaning multiple rooms each day, mistakes can occur.

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Have you ever had a dirty hotel bed? What did you say or do, and how did the hotel respond?
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