Who killed the Bell Boy?

We don’t stay in 5 star hotels, especially in Europe. Hotels with a 3 and 4 star rating seem to suit our needs and our budget.

Stairs not lifts seem to be the rule in most of these hotels. So at the end of a hard day, clambering over ruins or negotiating treacherous mountain bends, the last thing you need is to schlep your 18kg pack up four flights of narrow stairs.

In the past even these less salubrious establishments would have a spotty faced youth to carry your bags.

And you would reward him handsomely for his efforts.

I guess it’s a sign of the tight economic times but they are now an extinct species.

Also missing is the electric jug with your morning tea and coffee.

I wonder if the Bell Boys stole them as a parting gesture?

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