Can you get me donkeys for my wedding? The crazy requests Blackpool hotel visitors have made in 2020

Could you arrange for donkeys to attend my wedding, can I have candy floss clouds in my room and could you pack 100 sticks of rocks for my clients, are just some of the wild requests holidaymakers in Blackpool have made.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 12:30 pm

Guests at hotel chain Travelodge have asked some crazy questions of staff in the resort over the past year, including “where is the black pool”?

The hotel chain gets thousands of bizarre queries up ad down the country every year and Blackpool’s are some of the wackiest.

Staff at the two Travelodges have been asked by guests to defy the laws of nature by arranging for the stars to shine brightly outside their room, arranging for the tide to be in at 7am so the guest can go surfing, or even asked to move one guest’s bed to the beach so they can hear the Irish Sea better.

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Guest at Blackpool's Travelodges have asked for some strange things this year. One guest wanted staff to arrange for donkeys to attend their wedding.

But the quirkiest queries included one man at South Promenade Travelodge asking staff: “Can you pack 100 sticks of rock into jiffy bags that I can post to my clients?”

Staff there were also asked by one guest: “Can you arrange for six donkeys to attend my wedding?”

Another asked: “Can you teach me ballroom dancing – I want to impress my girlfriend?” while another asked: “Can you add lots of clouds of candy floss into my room as a surprise for my children?”

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokesman said they get thousands of such questions at the company’s 575 UK hotels.

The South Promenade Travelodge

She said: “Throughout the year, 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. Interestingly the requests change regionally, seasonally and this year we have even received interesting requests around social distancing.

“However, there are some requests beyond their control such as: stopping the seagulls from squealing, switching off the Severn Bridge fog horn, identifying UFO hot spots and getting a grandmother a degree from Oxford University.”

Blackpool Gazette:

One businessman wanted staff to pack 100 sticks of rock so he could send them to his clients

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Another Travelodge guest wanted ballroom dancing lessons so he could impress his girlfriend