Travelodge’s most bizarre requests

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Budget hotel chain, Travelodge, has revealed the most peculiar and bizarre requests that guests have asked in its 523 hotels during the last 12 months. Annually Travelodge’s hotel teams receive more than 200,000 bizarre requests and the oddities includes everything from accommodation for seven penguins to asking whether it’s possible for the changing of the guards to change days. Also included in the list are questions as ludicrous as “does the water come from the tap?” and “how can I cross the M25?”

The list doesn’t just reveal the unusual requests which hotel staff face, it also highlights a trend for guests wanting to travel with their pets – no matter how strange their beloved pet is!

Some of the most bizarre pet related request include the hotel manager at Travelodge’s Manchester Ancoats hotel being asked for an outside power supply unit to accommodate his refrigeration van which housed seven penguins (while their owner stayed in the hotel). A guest at Ayr Travelodge asked the hotel team if her beloved Shetland Pony could stay in the room with her, whilst a customer from Montana, USA rang the Stafford M6 hotel en-route to ask if his pet jaguar could spend the night in his room. Thurrock M25 Travelodge had a baby alligator stay with them and a guest staying in Cardiff Atlantic Wharf asked if it would be ok to have a Boa Constrictor snake in the room – without its tank!

Other strange requests have included one guest staying in Birmingham’s Bull Ring Travelodge asking where the Wi-Fi was in their room because he couldn’t “see” it. Also a guest in Newcastle Central Travelodge asking the night receptionist for a bedtime story to help her nod off.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “Annually our hotel teams receive around 200,000 bizarre requests. Our teams try their upmost to accommodate all customer requests but there are just some requests that we just can’t help with such as stopping the windy weather or telling guests when Loch Ness has his dinner!”
The poll has revealed a surge in bizarre pet requests including penguins, a jaguar, a Shetland Pony, a Parrot and a snake.

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