Travelodge reveals its most bizarre requests from hotel guests

Laura Hampson
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Travelodge has revealed its most bizarre requests (Getty)
Travelodge has revealed its most bizarre requests (Getty)

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever requested for your hotel room?

Perhaps you wanted to try out all the pillows on the hotel’s bespoke pillow menu? Or you ordered room service with very specific cooking instructions?

Travelodge has now revealed some of the most outlandish requests it’s received from hotel guests - including one party requesting a spare bed for a child’s imaginary friend.

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Other requests include a room to store 200 butterflies for a wedding and a bag of soil from Liverpool’s Anfield stadium.

Travelodge said many of its 575 UK hotels had received “interesting” calls from guests or those making a booking in recent months.

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Further requests seen from recent guests include how to get an honorary degree from Oxford University for a grandmother, and a wife asking for a face mask for her snoring husband.

One guest also asked staff to stop seagulls from squealing as they were keeping him awake, while a businessman wondered if a bed could be placed on the beach for him to have a session of “blue sky thinking”.

What's the strangest request you've ever made at a hotel? (Getty)
What's the strangest request you've ever made at a hotel? (Getty)

Shakila Ahmed, of Travelodge, said: “Throughout the year, 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.

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“Interestingly the requests change regionally, seasonally and this year we have even received interesting requests around social distancing. However, there are some requests beyond their control.”

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