Wellington: Holidaying couples in hotels often get caught having sex on plainly-visible security cameras, in pools, spas, saunas, hallways, stairwells, bars and even in storeroom cupboards, revealed a hotel chain survey.
The survey, carried out in 30 Novotel hotels and resorts in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, also found that women are more likely to "souvenir" hotel room items than men, give smaller tips, flood bathrooms and leave their rooms in a messy state.
They also found couples were more often getting caught having sex on plainly-visible security cameras, in pools, spas, saunas, hallways, stairwells, bars and even in storeroom cupboards hotel corridors, stairwells.
"In each hotel surveyed, more guests are being `caught out` than a decade ago and this level of exhibitionism perhaps comes from the sense of freedom and anonymity that comes with being in a hotel," said communications manager Peter Hook.
Other than complimentary little soaps and shampoo bottles, some guests were checking out with a range of "not acceptable" souvenirs, including robes, toilet paper, cushions and hairdryers, said Hook.
Women staying in hotels were watching more porn than in previous years - that made up for 12 per cent of all sex movies watched in 2009, compared to 8 per cent in 2000 - and were much more likely to eat chocolate from the minibar.
However, men, who remained the major consumers of porn, preferred minibar beer.
Apart from the frequently left-behind items - mobile phone chargers, lingerie and assorted sex toys - housekeepers also reported finding fake limbs, a snake, a nun`s habit, false teeth, a two-metre hand-carved statue, a riding crop, and a baby.
The baby was returned to its parents, said Hook.
The survey findings also revealed an incident, in which a hotel staff member was hit in the head by a sex toy thrown off a balcony by a jealous husband.