VISITORS to three fancy Chinese hotels must be feeling horrified after officials bust cleaners using toilet brushes to clean cups and basins – after using them to clean the loo.
According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese state media exposed three hotels in Harbin in Heilongjiang province, north eastern China for their terrible cleaning practices. Cleaners at a Sheraton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel and Kempinski Hotel were caught on film using the same toilet brush they used to scrub the loo to then clean cups and wash basins.
Some of them were also bust washing towels in the toilets before using them to clean the floor.
Cleaners in all three hotels have been complaining about their heavy workload, the report said.
It can cost as much as US$410 (about R5 000) a night to stay at one of these five-star hotels.
Officials have reportedly fined the hotels and warned them to clean up their act.
The hotels have expressed their regret and said they are investigating.