A female guest staying at a budget hotel was horrified to discover a hidden camera inside her shower cubicle.
Harmony Hachey was staying at the Oxford Wheatley branch of Travelodge when she decided to take a shower and noticed something behind the vent.
On closer inspection she discovered that it was a camera - pointing directly at her while she was completely naked.
Feeling “violated” at the discovery, the 23-year-old from Edinburgh immediately told bosses at the hotel who traced the device all the way back to the janitor’s cupboard.
Describing the moment she realised she was being filmed, Harmony said: “I was absolutely disgusted.
"I got a fork and stuck it in the vent. You could see so clearly it was a camera.
"I broke down at one point. I just felt so violated.”
Harmony had travelled to Oxford with work colleagues and said that one of the girls with her had also taken a shower before her.
She stayed at the hotel following the discovery after failing to find other accommodation, but changed rooms.
She said: "I didn’t want to stay in that room. They moved the bed into another room.
"Later I got a call from customer services saying I was going to get a full refund and that was it.”
Police are now investigating the incident and Travelodge apologised, adding that there was no footage recorded on the camera.
A spokeswoman said: “The privacy of our customers is a matter of the highest importance to us and the hotel team investigated immediately.
"While the camera appeared to be inoperative, we have reported this matter to the police and we are now supporting them fully with their ongoing investigations.
"We would like to offer our sincere apologies to the customer affected and will remain in contact with them to ensure the matter is resolved.”