‘Can you make sure the sun rises outside my bedroom window?’ Hotel staff reveal the weirdest requests they’ve received from guests
- Travelodge polled staff on the most bizarre questions asked by guests this year
- One asked staff to arrange for it to snow because they wanted a white wedding
- Another asked if the London Eye could be changed to spin anti-clockwise
- A guest in Windsor asked staff to keep their place in line during royal wedding
Hotel staff have been revealing some of the most bizarre requests they’ve ever received from guests.
And it turns out that some customers are a very demanding bunch with requests ranging from making sure the sun rises to arranging for dolphins to be dancing in the nearby harbour.
The weird demands from the last 12 months were revealed by budget hotel chain Travelodge, which polled staff across its 552 UK properties.
Budget hotel chain Travelodge, which polled staff across its 552 UK properties, has revealed the weirdest requests it has received over the last 12 months
And even though some requests were no doubt said in jest, the range of odd demands is startling.
For example, a guest at Cardiff Central asked staff: ‘Can you arrange for it to snow tomorrow as I want a white wedding?’
Staying on a weather theme, one staff member at the Covent Garden branch was asked: ‘Can you make sure the sunrises outside my bedroom window?’
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Also in the capital at the King Cross hotel, one customer said: ‘Can you fill my bath with fresh goat’s milk?’
While at the London Waterloo property, another mused: ‘Can you ask that the London Eye rotates in an anti-clockwise formation?’
In Windsor Central earlier this year, one royal fan asked: ‘Can you hold my place in the queue to Harry and Meghan’s wedding whilst I go to sleep tonight?’
Even though some guest requests were no doubt said in jest, the range of odd demands is startling (file picture)
At the Torquay branch, one love-struck guest asked: ‘Can you arrange for the dolphins to be dancing at 9pm – the same time that I will be proposing to my girlfriend?’
And one of the most bizarre requests in Liverpool was from a wedding guest who asked one staff member: ‘Can you please get four of your team members to dress up as the Beatles to perform at my friend’s wedding tonight as the band has cancelled?’
Travelodge also noted in the poll that as 50 per cent of customers are now made up of business travellers, this group can be the most demanding.
One guest on business in Newcastle asked: ‘Can you book me a water taxi to take me across the river as the traffic is bad this morning and I can’t be late for my meeting?’
Another said: ‘Could you join a conference call to my New York office at midnight and take minutes?’
At the Torquay branch, one love-struck guest asked: ‘Can you arrange for the dolphins to be dancing at 9pm – the same time that I will be proposing to my girlfriend?’ Pictured is Torquay harbour
One particularly demanding guest asked: ‘Please can you rename floor four ahead of my stay as it is an unlucky number in my culture and put 8 gold dragons into my room for good luck?’
While another misguidedly said: ‘What is the altitude and longitude of the hotel? We are arriving by helicopter.’
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: ‘With 19 million customers staying annually in our 553 UK Travelodge hotels across the length and breadth of the UK, our hotel teams receive thousands of unusual requests from business and leisure travellers.
‘Where possible, the teams will go above and beyond to help customers. They do like a good challenge.
‘However there are some requests that they cannot help with, such as: arranging for it to snow and to ensure all traffic lights are green for a business executive so that he gets to his meeting on time.’
TRAVELODGE’S MOST BIZARRE CUSTOMER REQUESTS OF 2018
Are you able to fly in some Beluga Caviar from Russia for dinner this evening? (London City)
Can you hold my place in the queue to Harry and Meghan’s wedding whilst I go to sleep tonight? (Windsor Central)
Can you make a cat bunk bed ahead of my stay for my two Bengal kittens Simba and Nala? (Bristol Central)
I can’t remember if I turned my house alarm on, can you drive to my house in Sandbanks and check? (St Austell)
Can you fill my room with 100 pink heart shaped balloons for my Grandmother’s 100th birthday which say ‘Happy Birthday Grandma Gladysis’ (Newmarket Road)
Can you please get four of your team members to dress up as the Beatles to perform at my friend’s wedding tonight as the band has cancelled? (Liverpool Central)
Can you arrange for the dolphins to be dancing at 9:00pm – the same time that I will be proposing to my girlfriend? (Torquay)
Can I have a duvet to ‘tuck my Ferrari in’ outside? It doesn’t like the cold. (York Layerthorpe)
Can you rename floor four ahead of my stay as it is an unlucky number in my culture and put eight gold dragons in my room for good luck? (Bicester)
Can my horse stay in my room tonight? (Kendal)
Can you arrange for a Mariachi band to perform on the Severn Bridge for my husband’s birthday? (Telford Central)
Can you ask that the London Eye rotates in an anti-clockwise formation? (London Waterloo)
Can you make sure all the traffic lights are all programmed to green so that I am not late for a very important business meeting? (Edinburgh Central)
Please can you call the airport and ask the aeroplanes not to fly during the night as I am a light sleeper? (Birmingham Airport)
Can I please have a comprehensive list of all the names of the roundabouts in the area to put in my log book? (Milton Keynes)
Can you fill my bath with different flavoured scoops of ice cream as a birthday present for my wife’s 40th birthday? (Brighton Seafront)
Do you have a private car park so that I can park my Rolls Royce Phantom in? (Derby Chaddesden)
What is the altitude and longitude of the hotel, we are coming by helicopter and need to land? (Fort William)
Could you point me in the right direction to your on-site library? (Durham)
Can you book me a water taxi to take me across the river – I want to impress my client? (Newcastle Quayside)
Can you arrange for it to snow tomorrow as I want a white wedding? (Cardiff Central)
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