Think twice before you grab that drink from the hotel minibar

HOTELS in a popular Spanish resort area have banned minibars because tourists keep refilling the bottles with urine and other liquids.

A hotel association for Costa Blanca and Benidorm reported tourists drink the bottles from the minibar and then refill them to avoid paying the over-inflated prices.

A Hosbec spokesman told local media: “It may seem ridiculous, but I can assure you it is true.

“We have had people filling bottles with pee, and thank God that staff have always detected it.”

As a result 90 per cent of minibars along the eastern Spanish coast have stopped installing them, reports The Sun.

One in three tourists surveyed by Hosbec admitted to drinking the bottles from the minibar and then refilling it with water or other unspecified liquids.

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Clean up your act, Costa Blanca tourists.Source:istock

Hosbec also reports that minibars have not been considered cost-effective as a contributing factor to getting rid of the service.

Other common offences committed by hotel guests staying in Costa Blanca are allowing undeclared guests to stay in hotel rooms, and stealing towels and food.

These offences were most commonly committed by British tourists, according to Hosbec.

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You might want to do a quick sniff test before you drink … Picture: James ElsbySource:News Limited

This story originally appeared on The Sun and was republished with permission.

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