AN American visitor has inadvertently gone viral on social media after mistaking tablet left for him in a Skye hotel room for a bar of soap.

The man, named Thomas, posted a review on after a stay this month at The Pink Guest House in Portree.

Overall, he was very pleased with the accommodation, awarding it a nine out 10 rating and describing the guest house as “beautiful”.

There was one bone of contention, however.

A piece of tablet left in the room for guests was seemingly mistaken for a bar of soap. The tourist apparently attempted to clean himself with the sugary treat in the shower – but was left disappointed with the results.

He wrote: “You have got to do something with that brown tablet bar of soap you put on each of our beds.

“Not only was it gritty and left an oily residue but disintegrated before the shower was done! I have had much better exfoliating bar scrubs.”

The National:

The review was flagged up on social media by user @SassenachExile – a self-described New Scot and independence supporter.

His tweet has gone viral, and as of this afternoon it had clocked up more than 26,000 likes.

One person replied: "Oh my god, that is priceless."

Another posted: "I make tablet for the heritage feast at my son's elementary school in California. Happy to report that nobody tried washing with it and the entire batch was gone in 10 minutes."

It wasn’t long before other Scots hotels had taken note of the apparent mix-up.

Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness was taking no chances.

Staff left a note next to their complimentary offering reading: “This Scottish tablet is to be eaten and not used to clean yourself in the shower.”