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Hotel workers praised for brutally removing towels from holiday sun loungers at resort

Hotel workers praised for brutally removing towels from holiday sun loungers at resort

The hotel is taking action against sunbed hoggers

A hotel worker in Lanzarote has been praised for brutally whipping away towels from unattended sun loungers in an attempt to deter sunbed hoggers.

For anyone who has ever been on a resort holiday, you’ll likely be all too familiar with those who love to put their towels down nice and early - or even the night before - to try and bag themselves a sun lounger.

However, the problems arise when folks put down their towel and leave it there all day - despite not even using the sunbed.

And one hotel in Lanzarote is tackling the problem head on, by sending members of staff to scoop up all the towels left on unattended beds. Nicely done.

In a clip shared on TikTok, holidaymaker Phil - or @wirrallad2000 as he’s known on the platform - is relaxing on one of the sun loungers as several members of staff walk around and pick up the towels from the unused beds.

The hotel worker was seen removing towels from unattended beds.

Fellow TikTok users were quick to praise the hotel for blocking sunbed hoggers, with one person writing: “Totally agree towels should be removed when not occupied.”

Another said: “A good resort removes the towels.”

A third wrote: “I was in this resort back in May/June, was super happy to see them do this while we were there.”

While someone else commented: “Totally agree towels should be removed when not occupied.”

“About time they did this,” added another.

This isn’t the only resort taking action on sunbed hoggers, either - footage from a hotel in Tenerife recently showed a member of security staff doing the same thing.

Sharing a clip to TikTok, @renovatewithroberta wrote: "They should do this everywhere."

The member of staff was praised online.

If you’re reading this and wondering exactly how long is appropriate to reserve a sunbed for, then etiquette expert William Hanson has explained the unofficial rules.

In an interview with The Mirror, he said: "Reserving sun loungers with a towel for longer than 30 minutes is a big no-no, beyond that grace period it’s first come first served."

However, he did caveat this ‘rule’ by saying this only applies to the times when people reserve the loungers first thing with their towels and then don’t use them all day.

It’s less acceptable to go and take over a lounger that someone has been lying on all morning but has been away from for half an hour due to taking a dip in the pool or going to grab a bite to eat.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@wirrallad2000

Topics: World News, Travel, TikTok