Travel Tips October 19, 2017
Here Are The 9 Weirdest Things People Have Ever Requested From Room Service
Hotel room service is one of life’s great indulgences. While most of us would probably be content with ordering a breakfast spread or maybe a bottle of wine, some guests seem to be perfectly comfortable making some truly bizarre requests.
1. A bathtub full of milk.
One guest at a Travelodge hotel requested that the bathtub be filled with milk. The guest reportedly wished to bathe like Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
2. New Carpeting
One guest at a hotel in Dubai requested that the carpeting in her hotel room be replaced because she was allergic to the existing type. The hotel didn’t end up replacing the carpeting, but did spread linen coverings over the floor to help the situation.
3. Framed photos of Jeff Goldblum.
In September of 2016, Amy Marsh and her boyfriend Seth Freedland requested that their hotel room at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, California be filled with framed photographs of Jeff Goldblum. Their wish was granted.
4. A pair of camels.
A guest at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona requested that his hotel locate a pair of camels for him to purchase. The hotel did successfully locate two camels for sale, but transaction ended up falling through due to "a missing hump."
5. 20 pounds of ice for penguins.
Boston’s Seaport Hotel received a very odd request from Lauri Howe in 2015. Howe needed 20 pounds of ice to keep her penguins comfortable in the hotel bathtub. The penguins were part of an exhibit at the Boston Globe Travel show. The hotel gladly obliged.
6. A mariachi band.
At the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, California, a guest requested that the hotel assemble a mariachi band and bring them to the Golden Gate Bridge. The head concierge delivered, and the guest proposed to his girlfriend on the bridge surrounded by the playing band.
7. An $800 bath in wild goat’s milk.
The Savoy, London once received a pricey request for a bathtub full of wild goat’s milk. The milk was actually relatively cheap at just $75, but it had to be gathered in Wales and then delivered via taxi to the hotel. The total price of this bath? $800. The guest then requested to be rinsed off using 30 bottles of heated Evian water.
8. A pillow fort.
The Fairmont Winnipeg delivered a DIY fort kit to a hotel room in 2012 after a guest requested a pillow fort.
9. One glass of water to be delivered on the hour every hour, throughout the night.
Kudos to all hotels that go above and beyond when it comes to hospitality.