Hotel offers goldfish for lonely guests

2013-04-12 13:07

London - A hotel in Cheshire, UK is offering lonely guests the chance to hire a goldfish to keep them company for the duration of their stay.

According to the Telegraph, Happy Guest Hotel Lodge charges guests £5 (R68) to get Happy, the goldfish, to be placed in their rooms. 

He can be pre-booked on the hotel's website in the same way one might reserve breakfast.

The hotel owner Jeff Riley believes the goldfish, named for his allegedly cheerful disposition, can offer guests who travel alone "unconditional love and a valuable sounding board" when returning to their room following a hard day's work.

"Obviously it can't talk back but it can wiggle its fins and swim around the tank - it will give guests someone to talk to and unload the troubles of the day," Riley explained. 

Happy has, in fact, become such a hit that Riley plans to offer more goldfish for hire in the near future. 

"Once guests have hired a fish I'm sure when they return they will want to ask for the same fish again," he added.

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