Travelodge has revealed the most bizarre requests some of its customers have made while staying in the chain’s 44 Scottish hotels this year.
Staff at Travelodge’s Dundee Strathmore Avenue hotel faced a guest who requested a framed picture of their basset hound, named Bernie, in their room before they arrived.
Also in Dundee, employees were asked if a guest could “put up a large marquee in your car park for a corporate event”.
In other Scottish branches, a guest requested afternoon tea with the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral, while another wanted to know what time they could take a cage dive to see the Loch Ness Monster.
A guest at the Edinburgh Airport accommodation asked at reception: “Can I have a room next to the runaway, as I don’t want to miss my flight?”
One business guest staying in Fort William demanded to know the altitude and longitude of the hotel, as his group were arriving by helicopter.
Another guest, in the Glasgow Queen Street hotel, asked staff: “Can you call me out of a meeting and say it’s an emergency so I can catch my train?”
Staff in Aberdeen Central Justice Mill Lane were posed the question: “Can you reserve a whole train carriage for me, as I have an important presentation and I need to rehearse on my journey from Aberdeen to London?”
The bizarre requests were not restricted to the chain’s Scottish hotels, however. A guest in Liverpool asked for “four members of staff to dress up as The Beatles to perform at my friend’s wedding”.