Theft rife in Slovak hotels

HOTEL managers around the country have complained that a number of their guests steal from hotels, sometimes taking items as large as lamps and TV sets.

According to the Národná Obroda daily, Italians and Russians have the worst reputation among Slovak hotel managers in this respect.

Among things most frequently stolen are towels, dressing gowns, glasses, bottle openers, blankets, and toilet paper, hotel managers say.

"Sometimes [the guests] even take the lamps and TV sets with them," said Alena Schloserová, who runs the Polom Hotel in the northern Slovak town of Žilina.

In Bratislava's luxurious Forum Hotel, however, managers say that stealing is becoming less frequent than in the past.

"[People steal things] maybe two or three times a year," said the Forum's Ivica Kubková.

But in Banská Bystrica's Lux Hotel, some guests have even taken geraniums out of the flower boxes on the hotel's balconies.

Hotels usually defend themselves by either adding the value of the objects onto the visitor's bill, or, in cases of larger losses or problems, by declaring the visitor persona non grata.

Top stories

No single list of foreigners who are entitled to vote in Slovakia exists.

It is a simple question. How many foreigners vote in Slovakia?

The million-dollar question the state and towns can hardly answer.

24. sep
Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Police have finally found a very old book, arresting alchemy buffs

Set out on a Malá Fatra hike, avoid the Bratislava cable car from Monday.

24. sep
Not all stretches of the long-awaited D4/R7 bypass of Bratislava will open as originally planned.

Problems with Bratislava bypass opening continue

Not all of its stretches will be put into operation on Sunday as officially planned.

24. sep
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.

23. sep
Skryť Close ad