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Flowers in the Hotel Toilet: Cute or Gross?

May 14, 2010 at 4:08 PM | by | ()

You know how it is when you check into a hotel and you're so tired, so desperate to just have a private place to lay down and relax? You do a quick little look around the room and the bathroom, and perhaps there's a couple cute little flowers placed on the freshly folded towels, but you never expect flowers to also be floating in the toilet, do you?

This is something we encountered for the first time ever last week, at the Puntacana Resort in the Dominican Republic. We lifted up the toilet lid and saw something in the toilet bowl, but happily they were only the little pink flowers you see pictured above. A cute gesture...or is it?

Have you ever been greeted by flowers in the hotel room's toilet? What hotel had them? Perhaps it's just an island thing, but we're curious to see just how widespread this practice is, and if it grosses out anyone else. Let us know in the comments!

Full Disclosure: We were in the DR thanks to Jetblue and the Dominican Republic Board of Tourism. But rest assured that we worked more than swam, and all views expressed here are our own.

[Photo: HotelChatter]

Archived Comments:


it's not gross, but it's a bit silly!

not so nice

i don't like to see anything in my toilet apart from sparkling porcelain.
although my mum always used to tell me the queen weed flowers, so maybe she'd taken a tinkle there


It's a silly and a bad taste custom. Flowers exists to be admired not to piss on them. I don't know how some people find this romantic or hospitable. I'm curious how any green association didn't had nothing to say.