WHAT links Batman and Robin to a tabby cat called Simba and a trampoline?
All are among the unusual items left behind by people who have stayed in Travelodge hotels in Sunderland over the last 12 months.
The UK’s largest independent hotel chain has just released some of the most interesting items people have left behind in its rooms.
The company has two sites in the city, Sunderland High Street West and Sunderland Central, on Low Row.
At Sunderland Central, unusual items left behind included Batman and Robin outfits, a portable printer, a collection of perfumes, a 6ft mirror and a personalised robe with Swarovski crystals.
At Sunderland High Street West, left items included a small trampoline, a briefcase full of designer sunglasses, a book of inventions and a tabby cat named Simba. Across the UK, the most unusual items left behind in rooms included a proesthetic hand and a love letter written 40 years ago.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “This year’s lost and found inventory list has revealed some new unique items being left behind, such as: a Coutts cheque book, a business contract for an online company, an antique dolls’ house, a child’s Porsche car, a Star Wars Storm Trooper outfit and a feng shui aquarium.
“Our 2014 ‘left behind’ register also revealed how much smart technology has become a part of our everyday lives, as we have had 12,000 tablets and smartphones left behind in our hotels in the last 12 months. This is a significant increase from previous years.” All items unclaimed within three months are donated to local charity shops.
Top 10 of 2014:
Travelodge has also listed the ‘top ten’ most popular items left behind on Wearside in 2014.
•Chargers for mobile phones and electronic devices such as laptops
•Laptops, tablets and Kindles
•Pyjamas and clothing
•Toiletry bags and contents
•Bags and suitcases