Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain has revealed the most bizarre requests that some of its 19 million customers have asked whilst staying in one of its 570 UK hotels during the last 12 months.
Across the company’s 27 Wales based Travelodge hotels, the teams receive thousands of strange requests throughout the year. Some of the oddities during the last 12 months include:
Can you arrange for us to see a real welsh dragon?
Where can we see wild Welsh rarebit?
Can you fill my room with a 500 daffodils as a surprise for mum on Mother’s Day
Do I need a visa to visit Scotland?
Can you arrange for a Welsh choir to welcome us to the hotel?
Can you dress up as a master of ceremonies and host my wedding?
What currency do you use in Wales?
What time do the hills roll over?
Is lava bread made from real lava?
Is there a café at the top of Mount Snowdon?
Can you translate my presentation into Welsh?
Can you teach me how to say: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
Can you arrange for us to get married in under the waterfall at Betws-y-coed?
Can you set up a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach and make a path of red rose petals from the hotel to the table?
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “Annually we welcome around 19 million customers at our 570 hotels which include 27 properties in Wales.
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. 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.”