Do You Hoard Complimentary Hotel Toiletries? (Part 2)

Hoarding Complimentary Hotel Toiletries

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post on hoarding complimentary hotel toiletries and it was a hoot and a half reading your comments because so many of us and our mothers bring home hotel samples too. See, it’s not just an Asian thing. 😛

I thought I’d do a short bit of a part 2 of hoarding complimentary hotel toiletries today because, erm, I went a little nuts bringing home hotel toiletries from my recent trip to Vienna and Budapest. Now I usually don’t bring home hotel toiletries that come in bottles, especially not when I have to lug the heavy items across the seas. The items I usually take home with me are shower caps, cotton pads, cotton buds and the occasional toothbrush. I sure as heck do not bring home shampoos, conditioners, body washes and body lotions.

Well, that changed this trip because I couldn’t bring back enough! Obviously I wouldn’t leave these behind, not when they’re Molton Brown and Lanvin! 😛

Molton Brown and Notes de Lanvin Toiletries

The Molton Brown goodies came from a small hotel we stayed at Vienna. I was pleasantly surprised that even though it was a small hotel (not part of any international hotel chain), it provided a lot of free amenities and Molton Brown toiletries. The sneaky Asian in me decided to keep most of the toiletries away in my luggage in hopes that they would replenish the next day when housekeeping came to make up the room. The next day, they replenished. I hid them away again. Unfortunately, this was when housekeeping caught on to my sneakiness and for the next 2 days, they no longer replenished the body wash, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Damn. 😛

Still, I managed to lug home a good amount with me, which I’ll be bringing with me in my future travels. Hah! You can’t beat me at my game, housekeeping!

We stayed at the Sofitel at Budapest and they provided Lanvin toiletries that smelled and felt heavenly. This time, the hotel was very generous in replenishing the room stock, which was why I brought home even more. Sneaky schneaky.

Oh I know, I know! My Asian-ness is showing. Mum would be so proud. 😛

Now that I know that some of you do hoard complimentary hotel toiletries, do you hide the good ones in hopes that the hotel replenishes your stock? LOL!

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6 comments… add one
  1. Kate

    Yes. Yes. Yes! I most definitely hoard hotel toiletries and hope they will replenish them. I adore Molten Brown and would have done exactly what you did. When we were in Hamburg our hotel had L’ Occitane products so they had a lovely trip through France and the UK before they arrived safely home in Australia.
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  2. beetrice

    surprise! lol I haven’t taken back hotel toiletries in years (except for the shower caps and sewing kits) but heck, if they were Milton Brown I’d squirrel them away too! 😛

  3. Shamim de Varax

    yesssss, had amazing ones from our hotel in melbourne and they replenished every day but the next time we stayed with them they gave the cheapo no brand stuff =.=
    i also love some of the shower/hand soaps, handy to bring for travels.
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  4. Claire

    Guilty as charged!!! We travelled through Europe a few years ago and I collected a lovely stash of Molten Brown toiletries. I rarely get the opportunity to go away now, but when hubby travels he knows my addiction of hoarding these little treasures and brings them home to me 🙂

  5. Sam

    It’s a funny and thrilling game, too. Once, I hid some toiletries from a hotel in China, the hotel housekeeper started complaining why I consumed things too fast, blah blah. But then she still replenished them 😀

  6. Paris B

    I pack them away if they are good stuff, but if they’re the hotel branded OEM stuff, I don’t unless the bottles look cute then I take them for the bottles LOL! But you did good right there! Whenever I get Molton Brown I swipe them too! 😀
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