‘They wanted to charge me $70 extra per night to use the bath’: Travellers share the most bizarre things they’ve had to pay for in hotel rooms
- Travellers have shared some of the strangest hotel charges they’ve seen
- Some were asked to pay as much as $70 for the use of the spa or the bath
- Others share how they were told they had to pay extra for use of remotes
Australian travellers have revealed some of the most bizarre services they’ve been charged for when staying at hotels.
Taking to a Facebook page dedicated to frequent flyers, one person started the thread with a photo of a sign that advised guests of extra charges for the use of the spa.
‘I had to stay somewhere rural for work, and found this sign next to the bath,’ the amused man wrote next to the snap.
‘Please note: If the SPA is used there will be an extra charge of $70 per night,’ the sign read.
This sign is offering travellers the option of using the spa if they are willing to pay an extra $70
‘If you would like to arrange this, then please contact reception before 7pm. Thank you.’
They’d taken the remote control for the RC Aircon and wanted $5 a night if we wanted to use it .
Lachlan also shared a second photo showing details of a similar sign placed in a colleague’s room.
Next to this sign was a notice explaining that the charge was to cover extra cleaning and water costs.
‘My colleague’s was only $50. And look at that duck!’ He wrote alongside the photo.
The same hotel offered another guest the slightly lesser charge of $50 per night for use of the bath or spa
Others were quick to join the thread, with one man revealing how he’d stayed in a place where the owners had labelled everything with instructions.
‘It was just weird,’ he said. ‘Worse was that they’d taken the remote control for the RC Aircon and wanted $5 a night if we wanted to use it.’
Another explained how he’d rented a home in the Gold Coast one Christmas and after agreeing to pay peak rates was met by a total of 17 signs advising reasons for ‘Loss of Bond’.
‘These were the penalty for a whole series of transgressions such as “not putting the bins out on the kerb on Tuesday night”,’ he said.
‘And they didn’t let us use the broadband – we paid AUD$8K – total joke.’
While many charges are built into the cost of a hotel room, some travellers say they’ve been bombarded with signs advising further costs
A third said she just ‘hated passive aggressive signs in hotels’ before revealing how she’d stayed at a hotel saying she’d be hit with a massive charge should a smoke alarm be triggered.
‘I stayed at a Mantra once that had red bold underlined words next to the stove saying if the smoke alarm goes off then there would be a $5,000 charge.
‘Why bother having the stove?’ She wrote.