Vacationer sparks debate after admitting to removing ALL reserved towels from hotel pool

Revenge at the pool! Holidaymaker sparks heated etiquette debate by admitting she removed ALL ‘reserved’ towels from sun loungers by hotel pool after angering people were in the seats

  • Redditor @konijn12 said it was impossible for her to find free sunbeds
  • This was because “most of the stains were taken by towels” but some were never used
  • To prevent the chair from being overloaded, she removed the towels from each lounger
  • It seems their tactic has worked, as the user reveals, “At the end of the week, a sign said unattended towels would be removed.”

With the start of the holiday season heating up, beach towel etiquette on sunbeds remains a hot topic, as evidenced by a recent holidaymaker’s Reddit thread.

Redditor @konijn12 revealed that on a trip to an all-inclusive resort, she found it impossible to find free sunbeds on the beach or by the sea because “most of the spots were occupied by towels.”

To her disappointment, she found that many of the chairs were reserved “most of the day” or “never used,” and when she tried to grab a couple of towels from two loungers four hours later, a couple showed up and “kicked.” “.[ed] us with the help of an attendant.’

To counteract the chair blockage, she decided to “remove towels from any unattended loungers after breakfast.”

Redditor @konijn12 revealed that she found it impossible to find free sunbeds on the beach or by the sea as

Redditor @konijn12 revealed that she found it impossible to find free sunbeds on the beach or by the sea as “most of the spaces were occupied by towels” – so she removed them (stock image)

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She then went out from her balcony to “watch the chaos.”

She said as a result of their antics, “a lot of people complained, and by the end of the week there were signs that unattended towels were being removed.”

‘Success!’ she exclaimed.

The Redditor’s holiday story quickly sparked a heated debate that garnered more than 900 comments.

One commenter praised their actions, writing: “I’m British and I support your petty revenge.” “Excellently orchestrated, I should say.”

A less supportive Redditor advised @konijn12 to pay some money and rent a cabana as it gives you “the freedom to leave it unoccupied for some time and rent a cabana”.

Many commenters shared their own horror stories about tanning bed eaters.

One said, “I live in Aruba and I watch this madness continue all winter.” “People get up at 4 a.m., put towels on chairs and queue to reserve a palapa.”

Many Reddit commenters shared their own sunbathing horror stories (stock image)

Many Reddit commenters shared their own sunbathing horror stories (stock image)

Another holidaymaker recalled: “I stayed in a hotel in Tenerife a few years ago and it was hotel policy that staff would remove towels/items from sunbeds after they had obviously not been used for 30 minutes.”

“We had great fun every morning watching from our balcony as angry guests stomped up to a member of staff to report their missing items, only to find out what actually happened!”

A Reddit user presented a possible solution to sunbed overload, detailing a policy he saw at a hotel in Cyprus.

They explained: “The hotel allocated the sun loungers every morning – two per room, and they took turns choosing the ‘best’ seats.

“No reserving with towels, you literally had to go to the concierge desk and ask which two chairs are yours for the day.”

“Maybe you’ll end up on the beach, right next to the pool or squeezed in next to a rock or the toilets.” But you can’t complain because tomorrow you’ll have different chairs. What good politics!’

One traveler said he’s never seen this custom of sipping towels throughout the day, as resorts in Mexico and Hawaii took a more civilized and relaxed approach.

However, they said a friend showed them YouTube videos of “Europeans doing it, and it was crazy.”

They concluded: “I suspect the hotels are no tables until 7am and there is a line of people waiting to get a lounger.” As soon as the clock strikes 7, mass tourism is in and inside of seconds every chair is taken. It’s wild!’

Edmun Deche

Edmun Deche is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmun Deche joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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