Travel show host reveals why she always takes an egg cup on holiday

A host of the TRAVEL show has revealed why an egg cup is always one of the first things she packs in her suitcase when she travels.

The hotel’s breakfast can be the highlight of an evening, but there are some amenities that some people struggle to find at the buffet.

Catriona always packs an egg cup so she can have boiled eggs at her hotel


Catriona always packs an egg cup so she can have boiled eggs at her hotelPhoto credit: Getty

However, Catriona Rowntree, who has hosted the show Getaway for 27 years, has made sure to get her favorite breakfast by taking an egg cup with her when she travels.

When asked if she had any hotel hacks Escapeshe said she always packs one because the hotels she visits never seem to have any.

She said: “If you like boiled eggs, take an egg cup from home, nobody ever seems to deliver them.”

However, not everyone agrees that packing egg cups is a sensible thing to do when talking about a former hotel worker Brandi Augustus Sharing a clip on TikTok warning people not to eat them.

She said, “I don’t know how to say that without getting attacked by people in the industry … If your hotel serves a hot continental breakfast, eggs, waffles and stuff like that, don’t eat that shit.”

Someone who claimed to have worked in the food industry for more than 12 years agreed, commenting, “Have mostly worked as a hotel chef or morning manager. The eggs from the buffet are a no-go.”

Catriona had other recommendations, including what people should avoid in their hotel room, since the minibar is an absolute no-no.

She continued, “Never touch the minibar, it’s always overpriced.”

Most people know that taking items from the hotel minibar can result in a hefty fine, but there are places where packing it in can also cost you extra money.

This is exactly what happened to Raj Mahal, the founder of the travel booking site Plan more trips.

During a stay in Las Vegas, he stocked some of his own drinks in the hotel’s minibar, but upon checking out found he had to pay for the privilege.

He said: “I’ve been to the MGM Aria Resort, which has modern minibars with sensors that can detect when an item is moved or changes in size or weight.

“We brought our own alcohol and used the mini fridge to keep it cool. When we checked out, MGM charged us a ‘personal use fee’ of US$25 (£22) per day.”

Meanwhile, this travel money expert revealed the five costly mistakes travelers make when managing vacation money.

This card error will also cost you more money than you should pay.

Catriona complained that hotels never had their own egg cups


Catriona complained that hotels never had their own egg cupsCredit: Alamy

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