Razors make up 21.1% of unusual items that guests leave behind after their stay at Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.

Books are the second most left behind item with 14% followed by nightwear at 12.3%, the hotel chain’s survey reveals.

The research highlighted that a bagful of money, a pair of 1.4m-long stilts and a false leg were among the more unusual items and that 52.6% of items left behind at hotels are single socks.

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ lost property policy is to keep items for three months before donating them to charity.