“The Sea Is Too Blue” And 9 Other Wackadoodle Things Hotel Staff Have Heard From Guests

"UGH YOU ARE SO BLUE AND AWFUL!, OCEAN" -- hypothetical complaint (Binary Blogger)

“UGH YOU ARE SO BLUE AND AWFUL, OCEAN!” — hypothetical complaint (Binary Blogger)

Staying the night in new surroundings can be a stressful experience, so it’s totally understandable that some hotel guests might have a few requests to make temporary lodgings feel a bit homier, or a couple complaints if something just isn’t right. But when you’re complaining that the “sea is too blue,” you’ve got other problems.

Travel booking site Skyscanner took a survey of 400 international hotel staff to find both the craziest complaints hotel workers have fielded, as well as some of the most unusual requests. And let’s just say it goes way the usual noise complaints and asking for a wake-up call.

A few of our favorite complaints:
• The sea was too blue
• Waiter was too handsome (Editor’s note: not possible)
• Girlfriend’s snoring kept guest awake (discount requested)
• Guest’s dog didn’t enjoy his stay (refund requested)
• Hotel had no ocean view (in Mayfair, London and Italy, 80km from coast)

And those odd requests are just as fun:
• One glass of water on the hour every hour, throughout the night
• A dead mouse.
• 16 pillows (for single guest)
• Sound of goats bells to aid sleep
• Toilet to be filled with mineral water

Check out the rest of the list at Skyscanner for the next time you want to give a hotel staff fits of laughter. And stay away from those blue bodies of water — they’re nothing but trouble, I hear. The browner, the better, as my Great Uncle Hugh never said.

World’s weirdest hotel requests and complaints [Skyscanner]

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  1. evogel says:

    I went to see why wifi was not working right even though I got a signal. I had to use it in the lobby. No problem got a cheap rate. But when I was waiting to find out the answer, 2 people called about wet spots on the bed, which I thought was odd for a national chain… Made me wonder if these people were pulling something? Or I got lucky.

    Well, the next one? There was a spider on the vending machine, and it needs to be killed. The wending machines are outside……

    I don’t know how this person behind the counter could maintain her coolness and act like everything was ok. I was super nice to her, because she didn’t need anymore bad attitude. I was going to be nice anyways, but I felt I had to turn it up a notch….