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With the Royal Wedding and the Olympics imminent, hotels are gearing up for a busy couple of years, but many risk disappointing guests with the state of their bathrooms, a survey by Surface Doctor has found.

Over half of hotel guests responding to a survey a few years ago by Kimberley Clark, stated that the first thing they did when checking into a hotel room was to inspect the state and condition of the bathroom. Over 80% said they did so within the first 15 minutes.

With the rise of hotel review sites on the internet, negative guest feedback can spread quickly and put off potential guests from booking.

Surface Doctor conducted a survey of the state of bathrooms in hotels inspecting 709 bathrooms across 17 hotels and found:-

 42% of rooms had chipped enamel revealing the black pressed steel surface below.

 More than 50% of the damaged baths had a multiple number of chips, with more than 20 found in a...

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