FROM deeds to a Malta villa to a violin worth £1,000, hotel staff have been left wondering how some guests have left these bizarre items behind after their trips to Oxfordshire Travelodge’s.

Last year, guests across the county left items such as a life-sized skeleton model, a CPAP machine and a Harry Potter wand and book of spells.

The full list is:

  • A 200g black truffle – Oxford Peatree
  • A Harry Potter wand and a book of spells – Abingdon
  • A rare hardcover Compact Oxford Dictionary – Oxford Wheatley
  • An anatomical model life size skeleton – Abingdon
  • A Selfridges Platinum Jubilee hamper – Witney
  • A groom’s three-piece Paul Smith suit – Oxford Peatree
  • The deeds to a villa in Malta – Witney
  • A pink ride on electric RiiRoo Ford Mustang – Oxford Wheatley
  • A violin worth £1,000 – Abingdon
  • A CPAP machine – Oxford Peartree

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Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for Travelodge said: "Interestingly the 2022 lost and found audit also revealed that we are a nation striving for a healthy lifestyle as we have seen a significant rise in smart watches being left behind in our Travelodge hotels during the last 12 months.

"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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All items left behind in Travelodge hotels which have not been claimed within three months, are donated to the local British Heart Foundation Charity Shops.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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