Travelodge has issued a list of the most interesting items that their 13 Berkshire hotels have reunited with their owners in the last year.

A four-foot John Tracy Thunderbirds puppet, a red and gold embroidered Indian wedding dress and a Versace Barocco dog bed make the 2022 Travelodge Lost and Found audit.

Here is a breakdown of the items found at Travelodge's across Berkshire: 

Maidenhead Travelodge

A signed copy of The Big Fat Duck cookbook in a slipcase.

Windsor Travelodge

An oil painting of Queen Elizabeth II. This customer booked an extra room to store his prized oil painting and then forgot to take the painting when he left. He had to arrange for a courier from York to collect it. 

A Versace Barocco dog bed.

Slough Travelodge

A 5ft vintage metal ‘Mars’ sign.

A 4 ft John Tracy Thunderbirds puppet.

Winnersh Triangle Travelodge

A business plan for an online tech brand.

A red and gold embroidered Lehenga (Indian wedding dress).

Bracknell Travelodge

A duffel bag containing rock climbing equipment.

A balance bike.

Bracknell Centre Travelodge

His and hers Victorian reenactment costumes.

The 2022 lost and found inventory report revealed a high volume of royal and patriotic memorabilia being left behind at Travelodge hotels, especially across the group’s London, Edinburgh and Cardiff hotels.

They have reported enough Union Jack flags left behind to run across the breadth of London. 

Alongside this Travelodge hotel staff have also seen an increasing number of wedding items and gifts being left behind.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “With nearly 19 million customers annually staying at our 580 UK Travelodge hotels, including our 13 hotels in Berkshire, for thousands of different reasons, we do get a range of interesting items left behind. During 2022, this included a 4 ft John Tracy Thunderbirds puppet, a red and gold embroidered Lehenga and a Versace Barocco dog bed.”

“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.”    

It has been revealed that the most likely items to be left behind are:

  • Chargers for mobile phones and electronic devices such as laptops 
  • Mobile phones, tablets and Kindles  
  • Smartwatches 
  • Business papers/notepads/presentations   
  • Books
  • Teddy Bears
  • Toiletry bags with contents
  • Jewellery 
  • Clothing 
  • Toys 
  • Gifts/presents