Gloucester hen plea tops 30 list of craziest Travelodge hotel requests
BIZARRE requests from guests booked in at Gloucester’s Travelodge have featured in a top 30 list of the strangest hotel demands.
A clucking-mad couple staying at the city hotel in St Ann Way asked staff if it was ok to bring their chicken along.
They insisted their perennial travel companion, a hen named Gladys, stayed with them so they could be guaranteed fresh eggs for breakfast.
Other madcap requests included a request in Chelmsford for a bath full of fresh milk as the guest wanted to bathe like ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.
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Another guest staying in Cardiff asked for a sleep sitting service, as they wanted someone to watch over them to keep an eye on their sleepwalking.
And the owner of an Afghan Hound wanted a local hairdresser to come to the hotel at Birmingham Airport - to style its long hair.
Travelodge Spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “Annually our hotel teams receive around 200,000 bizarre requests.
“Our staff will always try their upmost to accommodate all customer requests but occasionally there are just some requests that we just can’t help with.”
Some guests went beyond the call of duty and asked if anyone could warm up their bed for them or do their son’s homework.
The full top 30 list compiled during a survey in October of its 513 hotel managers is here:
1.Manchester Central: Where can I find the best Manchester tart for my husband?
2.Kendal: Can I have your best sun facing room as I have to soak in the sunbeams first thing in the morning to boost my aura for the day?
3.Newcastle: Can you get me a real stag for my friend's stag night?
4.Cockermouth: Can you transfer my room outside as I want to treat my wife to a night under the stars?
5.Cardiff: Do you offer a sleep sitting service, as I need someone to watch over me whilst I am sleeping as I tend to sleep walk.
6.London Covent Garden: Where is the square at Trafalgar Square?
7.Birmingham Central: How do I cross Spaghetti junction to get to the Balti triangle?
8.Bristol: How are the seven rivers joined together that run under the Severn Bridge?
9.Birmingham Newhall Street: Can you book me a gondola so that I can experience the Birmingham canal?
10.Perth: Does your pet policy include my two pet llamas?
11.Birmingham Bullring: Can you send someone to warm my bed up?
12.Oxford Peartree: Can I borrow your wedding ring, as my best man has lost the rings and I am getting married this morning?
13.Chelmsford: Can you fill my bath with milk?
14.Gloucester: Can my hen Gladys stay with us - as we will only eat fresh eggs laid by her and for that reason she always travels with us?
15.Birmingham Airport: Can you arrange for a local hairdresser to come to the hotel and style my Afghan hound's hair?
16.Manchester MEN Arena: Can you direct me to the Rovers Return?
17.Chelmsford: Do you offer a doggie creche service?
18.Sheffield: Can we trick and treat in the hotel?
19.Harrogate: Do you have a spare room, where I can charge my car?
20.Rugby: How do I close the curtains in my room?
21.Leamington Spa: My dog has got married, so can I book him a doggie-moon?
22.Torquay: How can I get a signal on this phone? (the customer was holding a TV remote control)
23.Bradford: Can you stop the snow as I need to get to the hotel?
24.Leicester Central: Before I book a room, can you let me know which way you have to turn your key to unlock the door?
25.Fort William: Do you have a blanket for my car as it is cold outside?
26.Wimbledon Morden: Where does Paddington bear live?
27.Liverpool: Where do I go to meet a footballer?
28.London Waterloo: What tube will take me to the Eiffel Tower?
29.Leeds Central: My boyfriend has stood me up, can you escort me to my friend's wedding?
30.Northampton Central: Can you do my son's maths homework?