Anyone who works in hospitality knows that there can be some strange requests from customers – but these guests could have even the most experienced staff hiding in the nearest guest room.

Travelodge has released a list of some of the weirdest and most unusual questions asked by its customers to its Cornwall hotels – with one even making the top 25 strangest in the UK.

All have been asked in the last 12 months at its 17 hotels in Cornwall and the south west.

Bizarre questions have included:

  • How many stars do you need to make a Stargazy pie? - St Austell Travelodge
  • Can you arrange for me to meet Poldark? - Hayle Travelodge
  • Can you fill my room with crystals so that I can recharge my energy levels? - Bodmin Roche Travelodge
  • Can you arrange for a shooting star to go over the hotel tonight at 10pm so that I can surprise my wife? - St Ives Travelodge
  • Can you watch an item on Ebay and place a bid for me whilst I am at breakfast? - St Austell Travelodge
  • Do you have a dream reader on hand to interpret my dreams? - St Ives Travelodge
  • Where’s the best place to go to see the Beast of Bodmin? - Bodmin Roche Travelodge
  • Can you take my room to the beach so that I can chill in comfort? - Newquay Seafront Travelodge
  • What is best time to see the dinosaurs on the Jurassic Coast? - Saltash Travelodge
  • Can you arrange for us to meet the Pirates of Penzance? - Torquay Travelodge

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokesperson, said: "With more Britons holidaying on British shores than ever before our hotel teams have also received a high volume of interesting requests and questions especially around place names, local dishes, customs and traditions across the British regions. Where possible, our hotel teams will go above and beyond to help customers as they relish a good challenge.

“However, there are some requests beyond their control, such as a guest checking into St Austell Travelodge who requested a room with a large south facing window so that they could be flooded with light at dawn to recharge their aura.”

This made the list of the top 25 most bizarre customer requests Travelodge hotel teams across the UK have received.

Other requests around the country have included around place names and customs.

One customer asked where Welsh Rarebits live, and when might be the best time to see them, while another wanted to know what time the snake comes out on Snake Pass in Derbyshire.

And it doesn't stop there. With weddings and receptions back after an extended hiatus, a groom’s mother staying at Solihull Travelodge asked the hotel team to help make six necklaces out of £50 and £20 notes for her son’s wedding, while a bride staying at Birmingham Moor Street Travelodge asked the reception team to arrange 12 gondolas to take their wedding party to their wedding venue.

Possibly among the best, however, was a guest staying at York Central Travelodge asking the receptionist to come and sing in the room next door to check that he had received a ‘quiet room’, and the hotel team at Newcastle Quayside Travelodge being asked for a children’s paddling pool so that their pet fish could have a spacious bed for the night.