Edition: United States  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Feeling Lonely On An Overnight Trip? Hire A Goldfish

One News Page Staff Monday, 11 September 2017 ()
Feeling Lonely On An Overnight Trip? Hire A Goldfishby

While many people have lots of ways of combatting loneliness – especially when it comes to staying overnight in hotels, on business or for leisure – but many hotels and establishments have strict rules as to who can and cannot reside in a room for the tenure you’ve paid for. While an overnight stay is hardly a long stretch by any means, some people crave company – and if you’ve already landed off the back of a long haul flight or are looking to be spending considerable more time in a temporary room you’ve paid for, it can be tricky to counteract such loneliness. One hotel, however, seems to have found a solution that is neither seedy nor underhanded – though it does make up for this by being more than a trifle bizarre.

The Hotel Charleroi Airport in Belgium is allowing guests to take a fishy friend up to their room with them – meaning that should the idea of room service or a movie rental not appeal to you, you can hire a goldfish friend to stay with you at the cost of $4 per night. The scheme was set up in an effort to surprise guests – and, under its tagline ‘rent-a-fish’, the offer is appearing to be rather popular. It’s stated that the fish provided to guests have been with the hotel for considerable years and are well-loved and looked after.

The rent-a-fish debacle took on new shape recently as Twitter and TripAdvisor both cottoned on to the spectacle – as the hotel’s own unique way of aiding their guests combat loneliness up in their rooms was met with both mirth and confusion. It is a decidedly odd idea – but considerable studies over the years have professed that the presence of a pet in any shape, breed or stature helps to alleviate stress and lighten one’s mood – meaning that, short of allowing a dog or two in your room, the hotel is doing marvellous work by introducing a placid pal in a bowl into their guests’ quarters. For a start, they’re far easier to clean up after than a furry friend – and they don’t expect much from you in return!

Will Twitter discovering rent-a-fish inspire a trend in hotels elsewhere? We will have to wait and see – but if the idea of having a goldfish keeping you company overnight sounds like your cup of tea, make Belgium your next vacation spot!

Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by

You Might Like

Other recent news in Lifestyle

PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle chaperoned by Kiwi kidsThe Best of Palm Springs, CALIFORNIA
Former 500kg 'world's heaviest woman' dies in hospital in ABU DHABIPEEPLI LIVE co-director Mahmood Farooqui gets 7 years jail for rape
AfD Watershed, 5 Reasons For The Far Right Rising In GERMANYWho will be CANADA's pick for the Oscars? Telefilm to unveil foreign-language contender
KYLIE JENNER pregnancy reports leave Diljit Dosanjh’s fans worriedThe Latest: Travel ban on NORTH KOREA largely symbolic
JENNIFER LOPEZ donates $1m to Puerto Rico hurricane recovery effortRICK MERCER will say goodbye to 'best job in the world' after 15th season



newsR Feeling lonely on an overnight trip? Hire a goldfish: https://t.co/QlrGzDjIqZ 🐠 1 week ago


OneNewsPage UK Feeling lonely on an overnight trip? Hire a goldfish: https://t.co/qsHmUWO77A 🐠 1 week ago


OneNewsPage US Feeling lonely on an overnight trip? Hire a goldfish: https://t.co/pqtt9i8MtL 🐠 1 week ago


OneNewsPage Aus Feeling lonely on an overnight trip? Hire a goldfish: https://t.co/NEDWhBnsrT 🐠 1 week ago


One News Page Feeling lonely on an overnight trip? Hire a goldfish: https://t.co/HDSZ48c6ht 🐠 1 week ago

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+