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    Every hotel I've ever stayed in has smelt the same. I don't think I can describe the smell, yet anybody who has ever stayed in a hotel will have smelt it. What is the cause of this smell? I've only ever smelt it in commercial buildings, never in domestic residences, so it must be a product whose use is unique to them.
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    I travel often, and find it is only high-end places that do not smell like this.

    I always assumed it was some combination of deodorizers and sanitizers.
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    I know the smell you mean - I think it's a combination of cheap industrial detergents and bathroom cleaners.

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    It's a combination of cigarette smoke, cigarette smoke remover, body fluids, and body fluid remover.

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    I think the outgassing of the carpets and drapes contributes to it, too.

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    The only smell that is constant is being near a chlorinated pool. All the rest smell funky in different ways. Different clients, different funk.

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    I rather like the pool smell.
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    I always thought part of it was the industrial-style carpet.
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    To me, it always smells like a room that's been heavily smoked-in, then had people trying to cover up the smell.
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    The smell is called "shame".

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    It's kind of like schools all having that same smell, though sometimes you can differentiate between which decade they were built in. I always liked the way the schools built in the 50s smelled. Must be all that asbestos.
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    Default Re: What causes hotel smell?

    Quote Originally posted by Zaffri Pieleg
    It's a combination of cigarette smoke, cigarette smoke remover, body fluids, and body fluid remover.

    Best answer ever. A+.

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    Default Re: What causes hotel smell?

    Quote Originally posted by lalala
    Quote Originally posted by Zaffri Pieleg
    It's a combination of cigarette smoke, cigarette smoke remover, body fluids, and body fluid remover.

    Best answer ever. A+.
    Yeah, I liked that answer, too.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zaffri Pieleg View post
    It's a combination of cigarette smoke, cigarette smoke remover, body fluids, and body fluid remover.
    i have little information about this cleaner. so please provide me some detailes about it. i will try to provide up this smoking routines.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zaffri Pieleg View post
    It's a combination of cigarette smoke, electronic cigarette smoke remover, body fluids, and body fluid remover.
    I have a little information about this cleaner. so please provide me some detailes about it. i will try to provide up this smoking routines.

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