The staff at the Gran Costa Adeje Hotel took all the towels away after guests tried to save the best spots. Amanda Proctor, a vacationer who was also staying at the hotel, filmed the moment when staff began collecting dozens of towels.
The hotel in Tenerife had put up signs stating that guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am.
Amanda Proctor, who shared the video on TikTok, explained that hotel staff had taken the guests’ bags and towels and left a note telling them where to pick up their belongings.
The tourists who tried to reserve the best sunbeds came back later to find that their spots had been taken.
In the video, a guest appeared to ask the employees to leave his towel and belongings while they were being removed.
The video, which went viral on social media, had thousands of users saying that hotel guests reserving sunbeds are simply wrong.
TikTok user @LM said, “Every hotel should do this!”
Another, @DeeCandlish, commented: “Ooh, I bet it’s nice to see people coming back.”
Amanda Proctor replied: “It was absolutely hilarious!!
Nina Walker commented, “All hotels should do this. Nothing is more annoying than towels and no people.”
Renee Prz said, “Oh cruise lines, pay attention, stick to your policies. I love that this hotel is doing this!”
Lissacah agreed: “I can’t believe it’s a thing.
“Imagine going on vacation and getting up early to save a seat!”