Travelodge reveals 2016’s most bizarre guest requests

Travelodge has revealed the most bizarre requests from the 18 million guests who have stayed in one of its 523 UK hotels during the last 12 months.  

Unicorns are real... according to some Travelodge guests.
Unicorns are real… according to some Travelodge guests.

The Travelodge hotel teams across the length and breadth of the UK receive thousands of strange requests every year and the oddities range from:

  • Can you get me a Unicorn to carry my wedding proposal and engagement ring to my girlfriend
  • Can you get a white stallion horse to take me to my wedding ceremony?
  • Where can I find a good Liverpool tart?
  • What kind of cheddar cheese is the Cheddar Gorge made from?
  • Can you move my room to the roof so I can sleep under the stars?
  • Do I need a passport to go to Scotland?
  • Can you get Kobe beef for my pet Pomimo called Cleopatra?
  • What time do the Dinosaurs come out at the Jurassic Coast?
  • Can you give me directions to Peter Rabbit’s burrow?
  • Can you arrange for me to be woken up by the sound of bagpipes?

During the last 12 months, Travelodge has seen a significant growth in more business customers staying at its hotels and detailed below are examples of some of the requests that Travelodge hotel teams have received from its business customers.

  • Does your Bank Travelodge have a helipad as my boss is flying into London late tonight and want to be dropped off at the hotel?
  • Can you do my VAT returns?
  • Can you tweet on my behalf whilst I attend a strategy day
  • Can you read the stock market trading figures out to me whilst I eat breakfast?
  • Can you take me out for a run this morning and work out with me before my big meeting
  • Can you purchase my wife’s birthday present and wrap it up?
  • Can you hold a brainstorm with my team whilst I take a conference call and present back the best ideas
  • Can you help translate a presentation into Spanish?
  • Can you be my personal shopper for the day?
  • Can you ensure there is a blue sky today as I have an important planning meeting

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “With over 18 million customers staying annually across our 523 UK Travelodge hotels, our hotel teams receive thousands of unusual requests from business and leisure travellers.  Where possible, the hotels teams go above and beyond to help customers however, there are some requests that they cannot help with. Such as, finding a Unicorn to help one romantic with his wedding proposal, ensuring there is a blue sky on the day of an important strategy meeting for an executive and moving a Travelodge room to the roof of the hotel so that the customer could sleep under the stars.

In addition to the examples already listed a customer staying at Portishead Travelodge asked the Hotel Manager “What kind of cheddar cheese is the Cheddar Gorge made from?”

A receptionist at Liverpool Central Travelodge was asked by a customer wanting to sample the local cuisine “Where can I find a good Liverpool tart?” before he set off in search of the lemon treat. And a tourist in Edinburgh asked a team member, “Where can I find the Queen on the Royal Mile?”

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