In a follow up from last weeks post I have revived this old post on superstitions from the archives
I am not as it goes a superstitious person in relation to numbers. I have superstitions about other things but numbers not so much.
So where is this post going? Well, I have for my sins stayed in hotels up and down the UK with work. I have stayed in some posh hotels and some real hovels.
I have found that throughout the UK there is something that hotels all had in common.
NO room 13
This is usually done in one of two ways.
The simple miss out
This is pretty much as it says the hotel rooms are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 so there is 13 rooms in the hotel and they just omit the number 13 and calls it 14.
The using floor number
So the rooms are numbered with the floor number first, so floor 1 rooms all started with 1. e.g. 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 this means that room 13 is actually 113.
I have asked in a number of hotels and people who worked in them and there appears to be only one reason for this. People won’t sleep in room 13.
However in the last couple of hotels, I have stayed recently, there has been a room 13, so are people getting less superstitious and therefore the need for not having a room 13 disappears.
So would you stay in a Room 13? tell me in the comments
To add to this original post I was recently in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur and it and I could not work out what I was staying in Room 213a and it turns out that in Malaysia like China the number 4 is bad luck so they often remove the number 4 by writing 3a