Wacky and weird KZN hotel guest requests

2014-11-11 00:00

THREE prestigious hotels in Kwa­Zulu-Natal have shared some strange requests their guests have made over the years.

While some of the requests are quirky, others are just plain strange, ranging from hairdressers on 24-hour stand-by to guests making friends out of inanimate objects.

The lists are endless and hilarious.

The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga compiled a list of the strangest requests hotel guests have ever made.

• A guest asked if he could hire a dog to walk in the evenings.

• Another asked for a hairdresser to be stationed outside the room so they would always have fabulous hair.

• A guest once asked for the sound of the sea to be blocked out (the hotel is on the Umhlanga beach front).

• A guest demanded all the noisy birds be removed from the hotel grounds.

• Another asked for the room to be painted another colour before they stayed the night.

The Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban also had a few guests with quirky requests as they said they often had celebrities stay in their hotel.

• A guest requested they only drink from red plastic cups for their entire stay.

• Another asked for dehumidifiers to be set up in their room.

• One guest ordered specific coloured M&M sweets.

• Another wanted a set of stairs to step up onto the bed.

The Fern Hill Hotel in the Midlands had some quirky stories of feuds and drunken demands.

• The hotel recently had a guest request that one of their staff be permanently stationed in their room to act as a personal masseuse.

• Many people have been asked to dine as far away from another guest as possible due to a falling out. One guest even cancelled her stay when she heard a former friend would be staying at Fern Hill.

• A group of women used to often book a table with an extra seat so the hotel dog would be able to join them for tea.

• Once, a drunk guest demand he be allowed into the bar with his tree. The man had chained himself to a small tree and took it out on a pub crawl with him.

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