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Are five-star hotels really five-star clean? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-9-8 02:19:01 |Display all floors
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Not long ago a guest who checked in to chinese  hotel, found 10k under the pillow!!! at 1st he thoug ...

That case proved that there are Good Samaritans in China so considerations about hygiene didn't matter, the honesty of the finder of that lucre did.

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Post time 2017-9-8 13:48:56 |Display all floors
This is a global problem. I've stayed at a lot of 5 star establishments in the past 50 years and many of them were not as clean as they should have been.  Friends in housekeeping have told me that in many cases they just give the bath a rinse, the toilet gets a quick scrub at best and the vacuum cleaner is used sparingly, a quick dusting and they are done. Sheet changes are often performed every 3 days or when a customer leaves the hotel. In some cases they don't even change the sheets.  

The housekeeping staff I have spoken to all blame the lack of cleanliness on being given a quota of time to do an entire room and in many cases such time is 1/4 of that required to clean a room properly. 20~25 minutes to clean a junior suite or 15~20 minutes to do a deluxe room will give you an idea of how little time is often allocated. It's not like cleaning at home either, they are faced with often 30+ rooms to clean a day per worker and that is very hard work physically.
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Post time 2017-9-12 23:37:19 |Display all floors
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This is a global problem. I've stayed at a lot of 5 star establishments in the past 50 years and man ...

I was a little wrong in defending the hotels because after reading the same story in the SCMP I learnt that the report of unclean guestrooms was based on tests performed by "guests" who left invisible marks that were still there when they checked in the day after.

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