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|October 4, 2012|
Weirdest calls from hotel guests revealed
Melbourne: From strange complaints and requests to simply terrible excuses for cancelling a room, hotel customer service agents are now spilling the beans on the wackiest calls they’ve ever received.
Lastminute.com.au General Manager Kirsty Harrison said that while most of the
thousands of calls the company receives each week are routine, there are always
a few “gems” to keep staff on their toes. She said some of the strangest excuses
for cancelling a room involved matters of the heart.
“Some travellers have been forced to cancel their bookings, having been caught out booking a sneaky weekend away with a secret lover,” News.com.au quoted her as saying. Other bizarre cancellation
excuses included a woman who claimed she suffered a hand spasm which caused her
to select incorrect dates, while another blamed their dog for walking on the keyboard.
One hotel guest called to complain that the curtains in their room didn’t reach
the floor, while another was outraged a bar of soap wasn’t white enough. Then
there was the guest furious that hotel staff in Bali were “pretending” not to
And travellers aren’t shy when it comes to strange requests - massage
oils and handcuffs are among the out-there items demanded. There was also a query
from a guest wanting to bring their own special toilet paper. A cheeky customer
even asked a customer service representative to join them on their trip.
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