A TURKISH bellboy has spoken of his shock after a British guest at his hotel left him a small fortune.
Taskin Dasdan, who works at the Korumar Hotel De Luxe in Aydin, ديك رومى, was reportedly handed the lions share of Charles George Courtney inheritance after he died earlier this year.
The pair had previously struck up a close friendship as Charles, who lives in Hastings, stayed at the hotel every year.
Taskin had been working as a bellboy at the establishment since 1990 and would regularly see the Brit taking his vacation in the resort.
The Brit would regularly compliment him and his staff on their friendly demanor as the bellboy admitted he always tried to make him feel welcome and part of the family.
Taskin told the Bayez Gazete: “At the hotel, we treat everyone equally, we treat them as family, not as tourists.”
He added that he already knew Charles was generous, because the older man at one stage had given him some money for his children’s education, for which he had been enormously grateful, although he never expected anything else.
It therefore came as a huge shock to Taskin and his relatives when they discovered that they would be a receiving a large windfall from the Brit – who handed smaller bequests to other hotel members.
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ومع ذلك, bellboy Taskin Dasdan said he loved his job too much and, although incredibly grateful, plans to continue working because he loves the opportunity it gives him to meet people from all around the world.
The substantial sum of cash is reported to be the lion’s share of the inheritance left by Charles.
He first heard about the fortune when the hotel was contacted by officials from the UK saying they wanted to speak to some members of staff.
He admitted he was floored when he was told about it saying: “We got a phone call from England after Charles passed saying that he had left us a large share of his inheritance.”
Speaking to local media, Taskin said that the generous offer also included some smaller amounts to his hotel colleagues, and he admitted he and they had no idea they were in line to get anything.
The exact amount of the money that was left by the British man was not revealed, but it was said to be enough that the Turkish man does not need to work again.
However Taskin said he loved his job so much he plans to continue working.
He added the role gives him the opportunity to meet people from all around the world.
Taskin told the Bayez Gazete that Charles always stayed in room 401, which had become known as ‘Charlie’s Room’ and would always remind staff at the hotel of the Brit who went from being a guest to a member of the family.