Wellington, Sep 27: Other than phone chargers, socket adaptors and underwear being the most common items left behind in Christchurch motels and hotels, stranger items have turned up from time to time.
Jeff and Naomi Peters, who own the CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, said that they have a large collection of phone chargers from guests leaving them behind and not coming back to claim them.
One guest had left behind a large amount of cash and their passports in the motel safe once, but they had come back to claim them rather quickly, Stuff.co.nz reported.
It was frustrating when guests left behind their phones because the motel would have no way of getting in touch with them until they rang back to check or rang their phone.
Usually people tended to come back for phones and iPads left behind.
Tudor Court Motel owner Grace Gao had found half an onion left under the bed by a guest and someone had left a whole week's worth of rubbish in their room when they had checked out.
Another Christchurch motelier, who did not want to be named, said some of the stranger items guests left behind included a bag of marijuana, stray earrings, and a bottle of Moet champagne that had been forgotten during Cup Week - but was quickly reclaimed by the guest. (ANI)