London - A hotel stay should be a chance to relax and leave the cooking, cleaning and dusting to someone who is paid to do it.
But one in three British guests are too polite to leave the chores to hotel staff and make the bed, tidy up and wash tea cups before checking out.
Ten percent said they would even try to make a maid’s life easier by not wearing hotel robes or using the tea-making facilities.
Guests also admitted carrying their own bags to avoid troubling the porter, avoiding asking the concierge for help and apologising for things that are not their fault.
Isabella Glendinning of online hotel service provider Appy Hotel, which carried out the survey, said: “The research really supports the classic British stereotype of a culture that is too polite to ask for help, going to lengths to avoid putting others out and creating more work for hotel staff.”
Some guests said they would rather avoid face-to-face interaction with hotel staff over a problem, with a third saying they preferred to ask for help over the phone, or using a mobile or tablet app instead.
About 15 percent said they would not ask twice if they forgot the directions given to them. - Daily Mail