A dart board and a box of old football programmes were among the unusual items left behind at a hotel chain’s Lancashire branches last year.
Bosses at the Preston Central branch of Travelodge made the discovery after guests checked out of the budget accommodation.
Other odd items left behind in the chain’s 527 hotels included Persian Chinchilla kitten worth £600.
Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for Travelodge, said: “Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations. From keys to a Bugatti, Harry Potter’s original wand, a micro pig, breast implants to a script from a British soap programme, our customers’ left behinds demonstrate what a cross section of people stay in our 527 hotels nationwide.
“What is becoming evident after speaking to customers is that the pace of life has become so fast and we are so eager to get from A to B that priceless processions are easily being forgotten.”
The most common book to be left behind in rooms was EL James’s best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey.