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To expect hand soap?

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Primafacie Tue 13-Nov-12 22:14:49

I just checked into a hotel room. It's a well known international 4 star business hotel chain, this particular hotel is in the UK. The room is fine, there is shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, but no hand soap. Am I old fashioned, or is it still the case that people wash their hands after using the toilet? Just a mini soap bar would be fine. The only "soap" in the room is body wash, which I have now used as hand soap, but it's not really right, is it?

Caerlaverock Tue 13-Nov-12 22:16:14

Have you phoned reception?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 13-Nov-12 22:17:06


Personally I would ask housekeeping to bring me some!

YDdraigGoch Tue 13-Nov-12 22:17:15

Perhaps the maid forgot it when she cleaned this morning. I'm sure they will bring you some if you call down to reception.

EllenParsons Tue 13-Nov-12 22:21:11

Are you in the Hilton? I noticed the same problem in one of their hotels recently too. I had a solid bar of soap which was actually face soap, or liquid body wash. I just used either of these as hand soap as i was only there 1 night, but I also thought it was poor!

noblegiraffe Tue 13-Nov-12 22:22:25

Probably someone nicked it.

Primafacie Tue 13-Nov-12 22:36:37

Ellen, yes! There isn't even face soap, just the body wash. I CBA calling housekeeping as will be going to bed soon, and checking out before breakfast tomorrow - but I still think it's slightly annoying. Thanks everyone

ToothGah Tue 13-Nov-12 23:10:04

Annoying. Even more annoying though is no handsoap or hot water in the disabled loo at work for over two weeks. I've had to ask five times. angry

Whatdoiknowanyway Tue 13-Nov-12 23:33:34

I used to work for a soap manufacturer and they sold dispensers with hand sop brands in the for use in hotel rooms. I'd guess that's what you're dealing with. I didn't like the as you had to squeeze the dispenser on the wall which meant that lots of germs transferred from hand to dispenser - far more than a pump action ottle or the sort of dispenser where you just press a lever.

LisaMed Wed 14-Nov-12 07:53:47

Try reading this

But I always literally laugh out loud at it, so please be aware that it can be a bit disruptive in an office environment.

EIizaDay Wed 14-Nov-12 08:00:07

I think by the time you wrote this on MN you should have phoned housekeeping and asked them to send some up. They obviously forgot to.

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