A vacationer in Tenerife captured the moment hotel staff removed dozens of towels from sun loungers to prevent tourists from reserving them.
Amanda Proctor was on holiday at the Gran Costa Adeje Hotel in southern Tenerife when she spotted workers taking revenge on cheeky tourists.
She whipped out her phone to capture a video and uploaded the clip to TikTok with the caption, “Hotel staff and security guards take towels off beds.”
Amanda claimed there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am, but as the footage shows, the request was clearly ignored.
She said it was “absolutely hilarious” to see people coming back to find their towels removed from the sunbeds, and claimed many had only returned in the afternoon.
In the clip, workers can be seen picking up yellow towels, with one worker tossing more than 10 towels over his shoulder at one point.
At one point, a hotel guest can be seen running to the staff and asking them to leave their towel on the lounger while it is removed, but his request was denied.
But despite the controversy, most viewers of the clip sided with hotel staff and urged more resorts to adopt similar policies.
The practice of placing towels on sunbeds to reserve them has long been a common practice among tourists at resorts, and “sunbed wars” are a constant source of friction for people on vacation.
Another classic example of the sunbed wars being fought at resorts across Europe was a disgruntled pensioner who was caught on video tipping a holidaymaker off a reserved lounger at a hotel in Portugal.
The poolside row began after Jenna Deacon and her pal Eilidh Robertson, 19, bagged a sunbed that had been ‘reserved’ with a towel in the Portuguese resort of Albufeira.
As the argument escalates, the man armed with an ice cream cone picks up one end of the sun lounger.
As Eilidh slides out of bed, she is heard saying, “Put me down you fucking nutcase!”
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