A selection of items including a giant teddy bear and a diamond Rolex watch have been found at Travelodges across Reading, according to the hotel chain.

The UK’s first budget hotel chain sees millions of visitors each year, 2021 more so as people decided to stay within the UK rather than travel abroad during the pandemic.

Reading has four Travelodges, with others in nearby Winnersh and Bracknell.

See the list below for the local Travelodge discoveries.


Reading Central Travelodge: A trunk full of chocolate coins

                                              A BMW X5 car

Reading Whitley Travelodge: A set of lucky Buddhas

                                               A six-foot teddy bear

Reading M4 Westbound Travelodge: A diamond Rolex watch

                                                          A case of wigs

Reading M4 Eastbound Travelodge: A business plan for a new start up company

Bracknell Travelodge: A keyboard


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Above: Travelodge M4 Westbound


The 2021 Travelodge Lost & Found audit has also revealed a growing trend of wedding-related items being left behind by brides, grooms and wedding guests across the company’s 582 UK hotels.

Berkshire is no different, with a wedding tiara and wedding certificate found in Winnersh Travelodge.

A Travelodge Spokeswoman, Shakila Ahmed, said: “In 2021, following Freedom Day, we welcomed back millions of customers to our 582 UK Travelodge hotels including our hotels in Reading, and we saw a significant increase in bookings.

"This has led to a range of interesting items being left behind by our customers across our UK hotels.

"This year’s Lost & Found audit includes a rise in holiday themed items, wedding props, precious sentimental items, smart gadgets and beloved pets.

"This includes a 6ft flower arch made from white roses, a Chewbacca costume, a collection of Roald Dahl books and even a groom!

“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.”


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Above: Travelodge Bracknell


Other strange items found in Travelodge country-wide includes a space suit in Nottingham and a Grandmother clock in Harrogate.

All items left behind in Travelodge hotels which have not been claimed within three months are donated to the local British Heart Foundation Charity Shops, Travelodge’s nominated charity partner.