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Sarah Lumley

The top 10 weirdest room service requests revealed - including "diet water"

Some of the weirdest room service demands include ‘diet water’, melted ice cream - and rice bowls for dogs. has released its inaugural Room Service Report looking into requests from around the globe.

Nearly 500 hotels that offer room service took part in the research, featuring respondents from the US, UK, France, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Other bizarre requests staff have encountered included boiled bottled water, a giant serving of bison and blowfish – which can be poisonous if not prepared properly.

One respondent even requested a fish they had brought with them be cooked and served.

Burgers are the most popular dish to order - trumping pizza and chips (

The research found room service use is on the rise globally, according to almost four in 10 of the hotels surveyed.

Nearly a third (30%) of travellers spend at least £100 on their room service bill per night.

Globally, burgers are the most popular item (40%), beating the classic club sandwich, pizza and even chips.

For Brits, it’s all about burgers in bed, although the most popular time for room service is between 7-8pm.

Peak room service hours are between 7-8pm (

British food orders are also evolving, with more than 55% of hotels seeing an increase in vegan orders over the past year, more so than vegetarian or dairy-free dishes.

Melanie Fish, from, said: “Room service holds a special place in the hearts of hotel guests.

“Whether it's a treat-yourself moment or must-have after a long day of sightseeing, there's a certain satisfaction in having someone else foot the bill”. is encouraging travellers to make the most of room service during their next stay and will be giving 100 guests up to £100 to spend on their unusual requests.


  1. Diet water
  2. Melted ice cream
  3. Blowfish
  4. Boiled bottled water
  5. A cooked fish that the guest brought with them
  6. Cockle popcorn
  7. No egg white omelette
  8. Rice bowl for dogs
  9. Bison
  10. Eggless shakshuka

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