Can You Drink Water from Hotel Bathroom in Ireland, UK, London, USA

by Promise O.

After I made a post a few days ago stating how important it is not to drink water from a hotel bathroom, someone mailed and asked, “Can you drink water from hotel bathroom in Ireland, UK, London, USA?” Is it safe to drink water from hotel bathroom in Ireland, UK, London, and the USA? This person must have traveled a lot. It’s either he is a traveler, or he travels a lot. Therefore, in this post, I will give a detailed view concerning drinking hotel bathroom water.

However, health is wealth. If you’re not healthy, it may limit how you work and hustle for money. Drinking dirty water can pose a severe risk for your health. That is more reason why you should be careful with the type of water you drink. I’m glad that this reader who read my blog post asked this question and specifically mentioned Ireland, UK, London, USA.

Before we do justice to his question, let’s look at some of the diseases caused by drinking contaminated bathroom water. You will know the type of illness you will be exposing yourself to when you continue to take dirty or contaminated water.

Sickness Caused by Drinking Contaminated or Dirty Water

Below are some of the sickness one can get when he or she drinks water from where they are not supposed to.


There are many combinations attached to when you get dysentery from drinking dirty water. Once you get dysentery, you will feel nausea and abdominal cramps. You can experience high fever, that is if the dysentery is an acute one. Therefore, stay away from dirty water.


This is another disease you can get from drinking dirty water. When you drink water from where you are not supposed to, and the water is contaminated, you expose yourself to an acute viral infection. So, save yourself from fever, headache, and seizure, accompanied by paralysis by not drinking water from anyhow.

Other sicknesses you can get when you drink dirty water are:

  • Cholera
  • Diarrhea
  • Arsenicolsis
  • Malaria
  • Trachoma
  • Typhoid fever
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Lead poisoning

Is it Safe to Drink Water from Hotel Bathroom in Ireland, UK, London, USA

It doesn’t matter which country you base. I know several states have the best tap water all over the world. In my old article, I listed five countries, which includes the UK that is said to have the best tap water in the world. Now the question is, should you drink water from a hotel bathroom in these countries just because they had the best tap water? Are you not afraid of getting sick?

Like I always say, it is not advisable to drink water from the bathroom, be it a hotel bathroom or your room bathroom. Suppose you feel like to drink water, get clean bottled water, and drink. Stay away from bathroom water that comes out of the tap. To avoid having health complications.

Suppose your lodge in a hotel in either Ireland, UK, London, or the USA. What you have to do when you become thirsty and needed water to drink is to check inside your hotel room to see if you can get any complimentary bottled water. Most hotels keep complimentary bottled water in their hotel room.

If you did not see any complimentary water, or if you had already used it earlier and forgot to get another one. What you have to do next is to phone the hotel reception. Call and inquire how to get bottle water up in your room. Water is a crucial thing, so most hotels sell water.

However, if the answer you get is contrary to what you had expected, or if the water price is way too high than you can afford, follow the next solution below. But water can never be too expensive for one to buy. If you can afford lodging in the hotel, you can afford to purchase a bottle of water for yourself.

When the reverse is the case, what you have to do is ask the receptionist or whoever picked that call if the hotel bathroom water is drinkable. Make sure to enquire first before drinking anything. If the answer you get is yes, you can go ahead and drink, but if the answer is no. Please, I beg you, do not. I repeat, do not drink the water.

Be that as it may, I know that there may be a certain point whereby the thirst will become unbearable for you that you need even if it’s a little drop of water. Now, if you must drink the water, what you have to do is to make sure to open the tap and let it run for a while before taking the one to drink. The reason for doing this is to ensure that you are drinking the clean part of the water.

I suggest you don’t drink too much water from the bathroom. Do not drink the water to your satisfaction. Have the consciousness that this water may be contaminated and drink a little. Drink the one that can quench your thirst at the moment or the amount of water that can carry you till you can get a clean bottle of water to drink; then you can drink to your satisfaction. Please make sure you take note of that.


If you ask me personally, I suggest you don’t drink water from either Ireland hotel bathroom, UK hotel bathroom, London hotel bathroom, or USA hotel bathroom. To be on the safe side, get a clean water bottle from the hotel or the nearest shop.

Water indeed is one of the basic amenities of life and something one cannot do without. However, that does not mean that one should drink dirty water except when there is no other hope left, and you are very thirsty.

I have heard stories of migrants from Africa migrating to Europe and other parts of the world through the desert and how often they drink dirty water and sometimes drink their urine to quench thirst when they can’t find water in the desert. Well, their situation is understandable and different from your own. They can do that because they do not have any other option.

Nonetheless, you that is lodging in a hotel, you should not do that because you have various other options. Do not drink water from hotel bathrooms. Even if the water is said to be clean, do not comfortably drink it the way you drink bottled water. What about the tank that stored the water, when last was it washed, how clean is it? Also, consider the pipes too. How certain are you there are no germs inside those pipes? Let’s be guided.

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