Left high and dry! Sunbed-blockers have their towels TAKEN AWAY by staff at five-star Tenerife resort after they’d reserved the best loungers
- Hotel staff at Gran Costa Adeje Hotel took towels that had been laid out on empty sun loungers by guests who were trying to reserve the sunbeds
- Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed staff picking up dozens of towels
- There was a sign saying guests were not allowed to reserve loungers before 10am
Sunbed-blockers have had their towels taken away by hotel staff at a five-star resort in Tenerife after the tourists tried to reserve the best loungers.
Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed the moment the workers picked up dozens of towels that guests had laid out on empty sun loungers in a bid to reserve the best seats next to the pool at the Gran Costa Adeje Hotel in southern Tenerife.
Proctor said that the staff at the hotel, which features four pools, took the guests’ bags and towels and left a note on the sun loungers telling them where to collect their belongings.
The holidaymaker said there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am.
Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed the moment the workers picked up dozens of towels that had been laid out on empty sun loungers next to the pool at the Gran Hotel Costa Adeje in southern Tenerife
Footage shows three hotel staff members picking up the hotel’s yellow towels from the sun loungers, with one man seen carrying over 10 towels over his shoulder
Proctor posted the video, which was captioned ‘hotel staff and security taking towels saved on beds’, on Tiktok on Friday.
Footage shows three hotel staff members picking up the hotel’s yellow towels from the sun loungers, with one man seen carrying over 10 towels over his shoulder.
One hotel guest appeared to run over to the staff members to ask them to leave his towel on the lounger while it was being removed.
The video has been viewed by more than 3.8 million people, with many of the viewers agreeing that it was wrong for the hotel guests to reserve the sun loungers.
One user commented: ‘It’s the ones who reserve poolside who don’t show up until 4pm’.
Proctor replied: ‘Exactly. I was lying there thinking… go on! They took their bags, towels and everything left a note on the sun lounger where to collect. ‘
One hotel guest (left) appeared to run over to the staff members to ask them to leave his towel on the lounger while it was being removed
The staff were seen taking the towels from the sun loungers at the five-star Gran Costa Adeje Hotel (pictured)
She said it was ‘absolutely hilarious’ watching people come back to find their towels removed from the sun loungers, adding that some did not return until mid-afternoon.
Another user wrote: ‘More hotels need to start doing this. It should be first come first serve. ‘
One person who claimed to have previously worked at the hotel wrote: ‘They take away towels that have been there for more than one hour without anybody actually laying there. Loved it. ‘
Others commented on the video saying that they have visited hotels where they have used different tactics to avoid tourists reserving sun loungers for hours by putting their towels down.
One user wrote: ‘I go to a hotel that reserves your beds for your entire stay against your room. No rush to get down, they’re yours for your entire stay. Best idea ever. ‘
MailOnline has contacted the Gran Costa Adeje hotel for comment.
Sun-obsessed holidaymakers have been known to wake up early in the morning and make a mad dash to reserve sun loungers.
Last week, footage taken by Julie Larsson captured tourists running for sun loungers at 6am at a hotel in Majorca.
Larsson joked that the video was all about ‘sunbed wars at 6am’.
The video shows territorial sunbathers earmarking their loungers for the day by placing bags, towels and other belongings. Many people also rushed to secure the best seats by the poolside.
Julie Larsson titled her humorous Tiktok video ‘sunset wars at 6am’ as she filmed holidaymakers in Majorca rushing to grab sun loungers
In 2017, footage emerged of people racing for sun loungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki at the popular Playa del Ingles resort in Gran Canaria just as the pool opened at 8am.
Hotel insiders say people begin queuing at 7.30am each day in order to bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.
And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.
In many cases they lay their towels down and head into breakfast before returning at their leisure. The hotel has a total of almost 500 rooms, with more than 150 sun beds visible in the footage.
The problem of sunbed bagging got so bad that hotel staff were instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.
Tour operator Thomas Cook has tried to solve the problem at partner hotels by letting holidaymakers reserve the hotel loungers via an app.
Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria in 2017