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Travelodge reveals most bizarre requests from guests in 2019

Budget hotel chain Travelodge have revealed the most bizarre requests received by staff over the past 12 months. 

Some of the more bizarre requests include:

  • Can you tell the ducks to go to sleep, they are keeping me awake? 
  • Where can I moor my barge?
  • Can you ensure the Northern Lights pass the hotel tonight?
  • Can you set up a spare bed for Vera, my pink Vespa?
  • Can you arrange for a full moon to come to my room window at 10pm as I want to propose to my girlfriend in the moonlight?
  • Can you glue Swarovski crystals all over my ball gown?   

Travelodge has witnessed a year-on-year increase in business, with an increasing amount of customers staying across its UK hotels. It reported that over half of its customer base are guests staying for business purposes. 

Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the company, said: “Annually we welcome around 19 million customers at our 570 hotels dotted around the UK and our hotel teams receive thousands of interesting requests from business and leisure guests.  

“Where possible, our hotel teams will go above and beyond to help customers as they relish a good challenge. However there are some requests beyond their control such as: getting a raft of ducks to go to sleep, stopping the traffic on the M5, getting the Northern Lights to make an appearance and getting a herd of sheep as a sleep aid.” 

“Interestingly, over the last 12 months, our hotel teams have reported a rise in customer requests to help with wedding proposals”. 

She added: “Requests have included a customer asking for a unicorn pedal boat and for a rainbow to appear above the hotel at 16:16 for a wedding proposal at Thurrock Travelodge. 

“The team at Rhyl Travelodge were asked to set up a romantic candlelit dinner on Rhyl beach with a path of red rose petals from the hotel to the table. At Leamington Spa Travelodge the hotel team were tasked to get a full moon outside the customer’s room window in order to create a moonlight setting.”

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