Hotel staff reveal weirdest requests from customers
Peter MacDiarmid_PA Images
Judging by some of the strange hotel requests revealed by Travelodge hotel staff, customers seem to be under the impression that the concierge is capable of acts of God and may have the Queen on speed dial.
Over the course of a year, hotel staff have received around 200,000 bizarre requests, from asking whether the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace could happen on a different day (presumably a pesky schedule clash) to asking if an owner's boa constrictor could stay with him in the room - without the tank.
Strange pet requests were surprisingly common, such as finding out how many pets people could bring in on the pets policy, to a man in Ayr who asked if his Shetland pony could come along.
Others are clearly missing the common sense gene, including one who asked: "Can you do anything about the wind? It messed my hair on the way to a meeting", and a corker: "Could we make the frogs in the pond behind the hotel be quiet?".
Here are our top five favourites:
London Stratford: (During the Olympics) Why is it so busy today? Is there something happening nearby?
Edinburgh Queen Central Street: Can we keep 20 sheep in your car park whilst we stay in the hotel?
Wakefield: Could four adult dwarfs book one family room because they were 'only small'?
Teddington: Can you stop the 12pm church bells from ringing?
Hayle, Cornwall: To the hotel manager: Could I borrow your shirt; I've got a wedding to go to?