A hotel room is just a space we rent. We can carry bedsheets and pillows with us when we travel far and wide. But none of us can carry our own bedrooms wherever we go. Therefore, we book a hotel room for our convenience. In such cases it is always useful to have adequate knowledge of what we should not do in hotel rooms. So, we thought we’d bring you 7 inappropriate things that people tend to do in hotel rooms even without intending to and help you avoid them.
Cooking in an inappropriate environment
There was a big accident on a Pakistani train the other day. Passengers on the 30-hour train from Karachi to Rawalpindi had used some gas to cook.
So, it had all started with a fire that ended up spreading to the whole train. As a result, 74 people were killed. Which means the hotel room is also like a stranger to us. If a fire breaks out in such a place and the hotel catches fire, we too will be in some very huge unwanted trouble.
Therefore, it is our duty to not start cooking unless it is an appropriate place. Meanwhile, it was reported that some Indian nationals who had come to Sri Lanka from India had eaten roti baked goods on laundry irons. These are not good things that people are supposed to do in hotel rooms either.
Lifting things from the Hotel
Fancy hotel rooms are equipped with electric irons, electric kettles, hair dryers, filters, fans, fragrances, and fine bathroom accessories.
Soaps, shampoos, etc., are not a big deal if you use them from the hotel and pick them up. But some people are accustomed to carrying valuables and towels, sheets, etc. in bags in that hotel room.
While doing this, if we are not caught then maybe it’s the luck and we end up taking the goods. But if incase we get caught, it will end up in having to face great shame for the country we live in, the area where we live, ourselves and our family.
Launching rockets and fireworks
In an urban area, with beautiful surroundings, you rent a hotel and your room is on the topmost floor. When we look at the world around us from this floor, we see beautiful things. We may also happen to imagine making a paper rocket and lighting crackers or a skylight and so on to have some fun.
But doing such things may result in leading to vacate the hotel. Because if we were at the hotel and prepare such rockets, set off fireworks and involve in nonsenses, the people around would complain and then the hotel would get into trouble. Especially in a developed country, if you put birds or fireworks outside like that, you may even have to get involved with policemen.
Leaving valuables behind
When we say leaving valuable behind, it doesn’t mean that we can’t leave behind the husband or girlfriend who accompanies us wants to rest since they are a little tired, while we go for a walk. What we mean here is that it is not a good idea to leave all your valuables items, such as laptops, phones, and jewelry, in the hotel room and leave the room unattended.
There are thieves in every nook and corner. So, the most important thing is to take all your valuables with you wherever you go and to keep every other item as safe as possible when you go to a hotel room.
Cigarette smoking and steam bathing
Well established and fancy hotels now have special facilities to steam the body. In such cases we have to be very sure that we close the door of the steam room properly. Also, if you are going to a non-smoking room in the hotel, you need to be a little more careful about the fire sensor when smoking.
If the smoke and cigarette smoke activate the smoke sensor, the hotel security may break into your room without permission, assuming a fire is extinguished.
Screaming and partying
If you are planning on throwing a party, you should always inform the hotel beforehand. otherwise if the people in the next room get upset, the fun that you have all planned will be ruined. Also because of us, they too will not be able to rest and take the vacation they planned for.
You can’t go to hotel rooms and behave like you are observing Sil for poyas. It doesn’t or should not be that way. But it is always a nice act to make an effort to have our fun at the same time to make sure that we do not disturb the others around the neighborhood. So, we have to set some limits on the sound we make as well as the volume of our music. Being aware of it and having fun without making a fuss is something that is advised in a hotel room.
Changing the setup
When we go to hotels, the interior is always placed exactly in the way that they want, and not in the way that we want. The bed is not where we want it to be. We don’t find a cupboard where we want it to be. We don’t think there is a proper room artwork. But that does not mean we can change everything to the way that we want it. Getting used to a different setup, in a different place at a time, is also a lot of fun. It is not advisable to change the layout of a room in a hotel without their permission. If in case you change the valuable artwork and the interior of the room, in addition to the hotel room bills, you will have to pay the hotel fee as well.
Due to some misconduct of Indian and Chinese tourists in the history, certain Sri Lankan hotels do not even offer rooms to Indians and Chinese any more. Also, there are places in Sri Lanka where locals are also banned due to their strange behavior.
Therefore, when we go for vacation to a hotel, we have to always make sure that we leave the room in such a way that someone else can occupy it once again. Also, we have to make sure that we choose the room for our requirements accurately. For an instance a group of 7-8 friends wants to get a room to party and have some fun, which means there is no reason for them to book a cheap room which is meant for couples to make out.
Therefore, it is always advised to make sure to pick the right room for the right reason and not being a burden to others but rather enjoying on your own and making sure that you leave with only your belongings which will at the end of the day result in people talking good about you.