The 13 weirdest Travelodge reception requests

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Hotel chain Travelodge have revealed some of the most weird and wonderful requests put to them in Scotland over the past 12 months.

“Are Aberdeen the biggest football team in Edinburgh” and “Can I blow up my bouncy castle in your reception” are just two of the beauties to be asked of staff at the budget hotel.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “Our annual bizarre requests audit across our 513 UK hotels always shows that some of the more unusual ones come from our 40 hotels in Scotland.

“Our hotel teams will always try their best to accommodate all customer requests but there are some that we just can’t help with – such as providing a room with no birds flying outside.”

 

The 13 weirdest Travelodge requests of 2014

1) “I don’t like birds. Can I have a room without any flying outside the window?”

This little chap wasn't made to feel welcome by one guest
This little chap wasn’t made to feel welcome by one guest

2) “Which is the biggest club in Edinburgh – Aberdeen or Hearts?”

The two biggest teams in Scotland's capital go head-to-head
Aberdeen v Hearts: The two biggest teams in Scotland’s capital go head-to-head

3) “Do you mind if I blow up a bouncy castle in the reception area?”

One guest was left disappointed when he was told he couldn't blow up his bouncy castle in the hotel
One guest was left disappointed when he was told he couldn’t blow up his bouncy castle in the hotel

4) “I’ve lost a business presentation. Can someone ring my boss and tell them one of your cleaning staff threw it away?” (Glasgow Central)

One guest wanted to blame an innocent cleaner for his problems
One guest wanted to blame an innocent cleaner for his problems

5) “Can I borrow your suit for my job interview? I accidentally left mine at home.” (Edinburgh Central)

A guest was hoping that a new suit may be included with his room service
A guest was hoping that a new suit may be included with his room service

6) “Could you gather 20 guests together so I can rehearse a business pitch?” (Edinburgh Central)

Right, if you could all just listen in...
Right, if you could all just listen in…

7) “Can a member of staff join me on a late night conference call to take notes?” (Edinburgh Airport)

Any members of staff looking for extra work?
Any members of staff looking for extra work?

8) “I really like the shape of the room, can I have the plans as I’d like a room at home in this shape?” (Inverness)

And where can I buy the Travelodge bedding and curtains?
And where can I buy the Travelodge bedding and curtains?

9) “I’m trying to get out of walking the National Three Peaks. Could you take my boots and hide them?” (Fort William)

The missing boots
The missing boots

10) “Can I get an extra king-sized bed for my cat?” (Perth)

Travelodge introduced beds for pets but one customer was looking for more substantial kitty sleeping conditions
Travelodge introduced beds for pets but one customer was looking for more substantial kitty sleeping conditions

11) “What time does the 1pm gun salute go off at Edinburgh Castle?” (Edinburgh Central)

Lucky this chap know what time the 1pm gun is meant to go off
Lucky this chap know what time the 1pm gun is meant to go off

12) “Can I store my lobster in your freezer?” (Edinburgh Musselburgh)

Anywhere I can store this?
Anywhere I can store this?

13) “Can anyone in the hotel cut my hair?” (Edinburgh Central)

Any chance of a snip?
Any chance of a snip?
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