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Travelodge share the Liverpool hotels most bizarre requests

Today, 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 nine Liverpool 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 lunch with Jürgen Klopp?   
  • Can you arrange for an exclusive trip on the Mersey Ferry for 10pm tonight and for a shooting star to pass at 10.20pm when I propose to my girlfriend? 
  • Can you please translate my presentation into Scouse so that I can impress my clients   
  • Can you help dress me in a Sari?
  • Can you put a helipad on top of your roof as my boss in flying in for a very important meeting (Liverpool John Lennon Airport Travelodge)   
  • My makeup artist is stuck in traffic so can you please do the make up for my 12 friends – we are running late for Ladies Day at the Grand National?
  • What time is feeding time for the lamb banana?
  • Can you stand in the passport queue for me?  
  • Can you fill my room with red and white rooms as my husband is a massive Liverpool fan 
  • Do I need to wear a life jacket whilst travelling through the Mersey tunnel?
  • Can you get me a lucky horseshoe to take to my second interview?

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “Annually we welcome around 19 million customers at our 570 hotels which include nine properties in Liverpool. 

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.”

Travelodge is seeing a year on year increase in more business customers staying across its UK hotels. Today over 50% of the company’s customer base are people staying for business purposes. Detailed below are some of the bizarre requests that Travelodge hotel teams have received from its business customers:   

  • Can you arrange for a water taxi to take my boss from Dover directly to Paris?   
  • Can you do 100 voxpox interviews to test ideas ahead of a client meeting?
  • Can you write out 1,000 Christmas cards to my clients? 
  • Can you teach me how to play golf?  
  • Can you place a Chinese waving cat either side of the bed – facing the door?
  • Can you empty the car park as my boss will be arriving in a private jet?
  • Can you be part of my sales team for an important team meeting?
  • Can you sort out six months of receipts in date order and then complete my expense form?  
  • Can you stand in the queue as I have to have the new iPhone to impress my colleagues? 
  • If I set up a pop up shop in reception can you take orders for me whilst I go to my meeting? 
  • Can you get me a lucky horseshoe to take to my second interview?     

Listed below are details of the top 30 most bizarre requests asked at Travelodge hotels throughout the UK during the last 12 months

Customer Request Travelodge Hotel
Can I have a herd of sheep outside my room window, so that I can count them to help me fall asleep? Cockermouth 
Can you cover my room ceiling with a sky of candy floss clouds? Bath Central 
Can you turn my room into a tropical island, I want to propose to my boyfriend – he’s a massive fan of
Love Island? 
Newcastle Quayside 
Can you get me a unicorn pedal boat and arrange for a rainbow to be above the hotel at 16:16? Thurrock  
Do I need a visa to visit the Isle of White? Ryde Isle of White
Where can I see wild haggis?   Glasgow Central  
Can you tell the ducks to go to sleep, they are keeping me awake? Doncaster Lakeside
Where can I find the wall between platform 9 & 10 to get the Hogwarts Express?   London Kings Cross 
Where can I moor my barge? Loughborough
Central
Can you ensure the Northern Lights pass the hotel tonight? Fort William 
Can you set up a spare bed for Vera my pink Vespa? Torquay 
Can you arrange for a full moon to come to my room window at 10pm as I want to propose to my
girlfriend in the moon light?
Leamington Spa
Can you glue Swarovski crystals all over my ball gown? Blackpool South
Promenade
Can you baby sit my Silkie chicks, Kit&Kat whilst I attend a black tie event?  Birmingham Bullring
Can you arrange for a water taxi to take my boss from Dover directly to Paris? Dover 
Can you do 100 voxpox interviews to test ideas ahead of a client meeting? Manchester Central 
Can you write out 1,000 Christmas cards to my clients? Leeds Central 
Can you teach me how to play golf in 30 mins?   Dundee Central 
Can you place a Chinese waving cat either side of the bed – facing the door? London City 
Can you empty the car park as my boss will be arriving in a private jet? London City Airport 
Can you be part of my sales team for an important team meeting? Bristol Central 
Can you sort out six months of receipts in date order and then complete my expense form? Gatwick Airport  
Can you stand in the queue as I must get the new iPhone to impress my colleagues? London Covent Garden 
If I set up a pop up shop in reception can you take orders for me whilst I go to my meeting? York Central 
Can you get me a lucky horseshoe to take to my second  interview? Liverpool Exchange
Street 
Can you stop the traffic on the M5?  Bristol Causeway
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?
Rhyl Seafront 
Can you give me a hug? Mansfield 
Can you help dress me in a sari   Heathrow Central 
Can you get me a part on Peaky Blinders   Dudley Town Centre  

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