From petals arranged on the bed in a penis shape to permission to bring a hamster, hotels have fielded some strange requests

Forget fresh towels, champagne on arrival or a full English breakfast delivered to their room - these are hotel requests for boring normal people.

Every once in a while, according to hotel workers around Britain, a guest will come out with a truly bizarre requirement: permission to bring along a pet hamster, for example, or spaghetti bolognese for breakfast.

According to a new audit of nearly 6000 British hotels, other strange, suspicious or downright comical requests include a guest asking if they could bring their own mattress and another demanding tweezers to remove a nose hair.

A guest at a hotel in Newport asked whether they could check in with their pet hamster. Photo / 123RF
A guest at a hotel in Newport asked whether they could check in with their pet hamster. Photo / 123RF

Booking management apps suite provider eviivo conducted the audit on a wealth of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs over the past year and dug up some interesting stories.

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One guest at The Sportmans Lodge in Wales requested spaghetti bolognese for breakfast one morning, while another at Rylstone Manor Hotel in Shanklin asked for a wig.

Another, at Pembrokeshire's Langdon Villa Guest House, inquired about getting a clairvoyant in for a spot of fortune-telling.

And if you think requesting permission to check in a pet hamster is off the wall, one guest at Thornley House in Northumberland asked whether his two gigantic hawks would be welcome.

The Collins Arms recently played host to a guest with a taste for female company of the illegal kind. The gentleman in question may have mistaken Redruth for Amsterdam, but unsurprisingly the lodge was unable to grant his wishes.

A receptionist at Cirencester's The Bathurst Arms was left rather stunned when tasked with decorating a bed with rose petals specially arranged into the shape of a penis.

Staff at Stonecroft Country Guesthouse in the Peak District were asked by a guest to scatter their parents' ashes - a demand they went on to satisfy.

One guest at a Wales hotel requested spag bol ... for breakfast. Photo / 123RF
One guest at a Wales hotel requested spag bol ... for breakfast. Photo / 123RF

Another couple with a fancy for the spooky requested a 'genuinely haunted' bedroom from the owners of Pannett House in Whitby.

While another, with a fancy for shooting thought it would be acceptable to take his shotgun - complete with ammunition - with him when he booked a stay at Falstone Barns in Hexham.

Lastly, a guest at Weymouth's The Beach House enquired about having a private fridge installed in their room, just so they could bring and store their own favourite butter.