IF YOU reckon that staying in a four- or five-star hotel is a guarantee of a clean room to spend the night, think again. A recent covert inspection of seven luxury hotels in Melbourne by a forensic cleaning expert found sanitary standards sorely lacking, from stained mattresses to scummy showers and bacteria-rife conditions. A video was posted online together with the study by HotelswithHeart.com.au, which showed investigator Peter Guerin uncovering the shocking aspects of hotel cleanliness.
Guerin explains how the glasses were hastedly wiped up without a proper clean up. He finds fingerprint marks on the insides and outsides of the glasses.
“The study’s results were stomach-churning – it found dirty toilets, scummy showers, mouldy bathrooms, stained mattresses riddled with pubic hairs, and even infectious bacteria,” Guerin said. HotelswithHeart.com.au explained that the poor level of cleanliness was due to room attendants being given insufficient time to complete their jobs. “It takes 45 minutes to clean a room to the standard guests would expect at a five-star hotel, but hotel bosses across Melbourne are demanding the job get done in as little as 15.”