What you can and cannot pick from a hotel

The trigger
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The trigger

Now we all love to sneak some of those free hotel toiletries, but one family went a little too far. They stole so many things from their hotel in Bali that it became an embarrassment when the hotel administration checked their bags.

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The rule book
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The rule book

The video that went viral video shows members of the family apologising and offering to pay for the items they stole.So what can you take and not take when you are in a hotel. Here's what you need to know

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What you can take
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What you can take

1. Shampoo, conditioners, soaps and bathroom amenities provided solely for your usage2. Bathroom slippers3. Stationery items such as logo pens, note papers, post cards, envelopes4. Teabags, coffee, water bottles

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Here is where you begin to cross the line...
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Here is where you begin to cross the line...

1. Bed and bathroom linens such as pillows, towels & bathrobes2. Ashtrays, paintings and other decorative pieces3. Hangers, hairdryers, remote controls, mugs, cutlery and other commodities which are essential for successive guests4. The minibar: you have to pay for what you munch on

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What action can the hotel take?
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What action can the hotel take?

While most hotels recognize that pocketing a wrong item is often unintentional and have even raised the threshold of acceptable trinkets, a repeat offence or very severe misdemeanor could result in one being blacklisted from the establishment for future.

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No charges but watch out
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No charges but watch out

While it is unlikely that charges will be pressed against you, if the artifact is not recovered, you will most likely be charged for it.

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