A Rolex diamond watch has reportedly been lost and found at a Winchester hotel.

The Travelodge in Market Lane, Winchester has reported a Rolex diamond watch was among its most inetresting items found in its hotel.

The budget hotel chain, Travelodge, revealed some of the interesting items left behind in its 582 hotels including properties in Hampshire over the last 12 months.

With millions of people annually staying in a Travelodge hotel across the length and breadth of the UK, detailed below are some of the unusual treasures that have been left behind at the company’s hotels in Winchester and Southampton:

  • A doctor’s coat and stethoscope - Southampton, Eastleigh Travelodge
  • A large Terrarium - Barton Stacey Travelodge
  • A set of Louis Vuitton luggage - Southampton, Eastleigh Travelodge
  • A business plan for a pop up champagne bar - Southampton Central Travelodge
  • A captain’s uniform - Southampton Travelodge
  • A mixologist black book of cocktail recipes - Eastleigh Central Travelodge
  • A personalised Swarovski encrusted iPad - Stoney Cross Lyndhurst Travelodge
  • A Rolex diamond watch - Winchester Travelodge
  • A DJI Matrice Drone - Southampton Central Travelodge
  • First class tickets from the UK to New York - Southampton Travelodge

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The 2021 Travelodge Lost & Found audit has also revealed a growing trend of wedding-related items being left behind by brides, grooms and wedding guests across the company’s 582 UK hotels.

A newlywed couple staying at Birmingham Airport Travelodge were in such a rush to get to the airport to catch their honeymoon flight to Dubai that they left behind their Nikah Nama, their Islamic marriage certificate.

A bridesmaid staying at Liverpool Exchange Street Travelodge had the important job of bringing the bride’s pet lovebirds, Will & Kate, to the ceremony which she forgot, due to being too focused on her ‘bad hair day’. Luckily, the hotel manager managed to get Will & Kate to the wedding on time for the vital ceremony.

A forgetful groom staying at Edinburgh Central Travelodge PLUS was in deep trouble with his new bride when he forgot to bring the bespoke 5ft wedding cake piñata to the wedding reception. Luckily, the hotel team, who love a challenge, stepped in and got the wedding cake piñata to the reception in time for the cake-cutting ceremony!

At York Central Travelodge, the hotel manager had to go on a special mission to reunite a bride with her Jimmy Choo Cinderella shoe that she forgot to take to her wedding reception. The bride left the hotel wearing wedding sneakers and only realised that she had left her right foot Cinderella shoe behind at the hotel when she had to change shoes for the wedding ceremony.

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Beloved pets still remain a firm favourite on the Travelodge Lost & Found inventory report. The 2021 audit includes a cute Pomsky dog called Beyoncé being left behind at Manchester Central Travelodge. Beyoncé’s owner thought her sister had put Beyoncé into her car seat and they only realised when they were 50 miles into their journey back to Leamington Spa. The owner of a miniature horse called Red Rum was beside herself when she got home and realised that she had forgotten her horsebox at Cockermouth Travelodge car park housing Red Rum.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “In 2021, following Freedom Day, we welcomed back millions of customers to our 582 UK Travelodge hotels including our hotels in Southampton, and we saw a significant increase in bookings. This has led to a range of interesting items being left behind by our customers across our UK hotels. This year’s Lost & Found audit includes a rise in holiday themed items, wedding props, precious sentimental items, smart gadgets and beloved pets. This includes a 6ft flower arch made from white roses, a Chewbacca costume, a collection of Roald Dahl books and even a groom!

“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B. In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”

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