SUITCASES stuffed with chocolate or wigs – and a teddy bear worth £1,000 – are some of the most unusual items left at a Derbyshire hotel last year.
Travelodge’s 2010 lost and found inventory also revealed strange items recovered from across its UK hotel sites included a life-size Dalek, divorce papers, Bengal kitten and a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch worth £50,000.
Many e-readers and electric toothbrushes were handed in at Derbyshire sites as digital equipment became the most popular items left.
“Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations,” said Jon Hendry-Pickup, the chain’s operations director.
“From Rolls-Royce’ keys to a life size Dalek, our customers’ left behinds demonstrate what a broad cross-section of people stay in our 460 hotels.”
Items left in Travelodges and unclaimed for three months will now be donated to Cancer Research UK.