A HOTEL chain has revealed the most interesting and bizarre requests at its sites across the North-East - and they're guaranteed to make you either laugh or cringe.

Travelodge, which has dozens of hotels across the region, has recalled some of its strangest requests from its sites in Newcastle and Gateshead.

From questions asking where Geordie Shore is to asking whether the hotel bath can be filled with Newcastle Ale, the hotel chain has released the strangest.

And here they are: 

  • Can I store a 6ft foot unicorn ice sculpture in your freezer for my wedding? - Newcastle Central
  • Can you teach me Geordie as I need to impress a client? - Newcastle Quayside
  • Can you arrange for the Angel of the North to hold a banner which asks my girlfriend to marry me? - Gateshead
  • What songs do the Singing Hinnies sing? - Newcastle Whitemare Pool
  • Can you be a host on my Zoom meeting calls as my boss loves the Geordie accent?  - Newcastle Seaton Burn
  • Where is The Toon located? - Newcastle Quayside
  • Can you fill my bath with Newcastle ale? - Newcastle Whitemare Pool
  • Can wrap 10 sacks of Christmas presents; get me a Santa outfit and can you dress up as Mrs Christmas so that I can impress my new in-laws? - Newcastle Airport
  • Can you ask the housekeepers to hoover at night as it helps my baby sleep? - Newcastle Gosforth
  • How do I get to Geordie Shore? - Newcastle Central

But admitting that some requests are actually fulfilled...Travelodge said that some staff had actually risen to the challenge.

The chain said that a customer asked the hotel team to sing and record Happy Birthday into her phone so that she could play the recording every time she washed her hands to be Covid Safe.

Meanwhile a business customer was so taken by the hotel’s 5ft TravelodgeProtect+ Covid-19 safety programme stand that he asked if he could use it as a back drop for all of his business zoom calls throughout his stay.

'Our team relish a good challenge'

Shakila Ahmed of Travelodge said: “Annually we welcome millions of customers from all corners of the UK at our 575 hotels which includes four properties in Newcastle.

"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 directing a customer to the shore at Geordie Shore and arranging for the Angel of the North to hold up marriage proposal signs.”