A COMMON hotel bathroom feature has become a major annoyance for vacationers and some people even have to complain at the front desk.
Most people are used to showering at home and know what they need to do to have the best possible experience when washing.
In hotels, however, a completely different setup means some people feel a mixture of anger and frustration as they struggle to find the temperature and pressure that suits them best.
One of those people is comedian Bob Phillips, who spends a lot of time in hotels on tour for his job.
He hates having to figure out new systems and admits that on more than one occasion he has found himself in a very compromising situation and asked staff to show him how his shower works.
He called for the comprehensive introduction of a uniform hotel shower system so that everyone knows how to design the shower according to their wishes, even while on the move.
He said Stuff from New Zealand: “I cried [the front desk]”You have to come here and find out for me because I can’t even get the water to work.”
“I have no idea how to set the temperature. No one wants to be in the vulnerable position of being undressed and asking for bathing help over the phone.”
It’s not just showers that irk hotel guests, others irk too with confusing bathroom designs.
Another comedian, Chris Parker, criticizes the glass bathroom stalls that are now a common feature in hotel rooms, though everyone seems to hate them.
Chris also asked his followers to share their horror stories about the bathrooms, and many were accommodating.
One said they stayed at a hotel with “a frosted glass door that didn’t go all the way to the floor or ceiling” when she and a friend “had food poisoning in Vietnam.”
She added, “We played Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ to drown out the noise from the bathroom.”
Another confusing new trend seen in hotel bathrooms is that shower doors are being removed and replaced with “crystal partitions”.
These screens often consist of large panes of glass and an opening, but oddly no door.
This leaves the rest of the room vulnerable to the shower jet, which often results in severe soaking.
According to CN Traveller, the complaints come from guests who resent having to deal with a soggy bathroom after showering, and guests who are “over a certain age” and find it dangerous.
It also limits privacy for users who don’t like showing themselves unprotected while showering.
“Guests don’t like the open bathroom concept because of the lack of privacy – especially when it comes to toilets or showers, so hotel bathrooms can only be used by one person.”
Meanwhile, this woman said she didn’t want to use the toilet at her hotel because of a very strange design.
And a former hotel employee revealed why you should always change the toilet paper roll in the bathroom.