To highlight hotels that are consistently scoring highly in acceptable room hygiene, Check Safety First has set up room-check.com.
As Check Safety First celebrates ten years in business, the international hotel auditing company reflects that room hygiene issues are still not being addressed.
This is supported by consumer rights company Which? in its recent survey exposing the best and worst hotel chains in the UK. It reveals that both budget and prestigious hotel rooms are still not meeting acceptable standards. Check Safety First's audit module RoomCheck has found that the hotel bathroom is often the cleanest area and the bedroom itself is often overlooked. TV remote controls are forgotten, for example, increasing the spread of harmful bacteria.
To highlight hotels that are consistently scoring highly in acceptable room hygiene, Check Safety First has set up room-check.com. The RoomCheck auditing module aims to drive up room standards to help these establishments improve the quality of their offering. Only the highest scoring hotels make it onto the site, helping customers make safe decisions on where they stay.
Mark Harrington, CEO of Check Safety First, said: "The last ten years have shown an increasing dependence on the internet for information. Holidaymakers look online for recommendations on where to stay. However, these reviews can often be unreliable unless supplied by an independent source. Moving forward, hotels should implement a scientific approach to room hygiene to ensure clean and safe accommodation for guests.
"Hotels at all levels need to increase room hygiene scrutiny as even a full team of cleaning staff can miss hazardous bacteria."
Mark added: "How many of us have been ill on holiday and put it down to the food we ate when actually it could be from harmful bacteria lurking in your hotel room?
"The success of our RoomCheck module highlights the fact that many hotel owners are unaware of the state of cleanliness in their hotel rooms and there's still a long way to go before hotels reach the required standards."