Sunbed hoggers enraged by staff removing towels at five-star Tenerife hotel

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Hotel staff have stepped in to remove sunbed-blockers' towels from deck chairs in a Tenerife resort.

Workers were seen picking up dozens of items laid out by guests at the Gran Costa Adeje Hotel in southern Tenerife in a bid to reserve the loungers.

Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed the staff removing the towels and bags before leaving notes explaining where they could be collected from.

The holidaymaker said there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am.

One member of hotel staff is seen with more than 10 towels flung over his shoulder, reports the Mirror.

And a hotel guest appeared to run over to the staff members to ask them to leave his towel on the lounger while it was being removed.

The public appear to be on the side of the towel removers, backing a move away from over-zealous sunbed reservers.

One user commented: "It's the ones who reserve poolside who don't show up until 4pm".

Proctor replied: "Exactly. I was lying there thinking… go on! They took their bags, towels and everything left a note on the sun lounger where to collect."

She said it was 'absolutely hilarious' watching people come back to find their towels removed from the sun loungers, claiming that many did not return until mid-afternoon.

Another user urged more hotels to adopt the policy, making the competition for sunbeds determined by who arrives first.

On TikTok commenter said they'd visited a hotel where sun lounger reservations were connected to rooms, meaning there was no need to compete with fellow guests.

The sunbed wars well and truly began last week when a different TikTok user captured the bizarre habit on camera and shared the footage online.

Social media user, Julie Marie Larsson, captioned the video: “Holidays in Spain. Sun bed wars at 6am.”

In the clip, the pool area of a hotel could be seen covered in dozens of sun loungers.

Guests in shorts and T-shirts could be seen sprint walking across the decking to place their towels on their preferred beds.

With a catchy tune playing in the background people ran down the steps to throw their beach towels on the seats closest to the pool or bar.

Daily Star has reached out to Gran Costa Adeje Hotel for comment.

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