Last week I’ve (finaly) made it to Berlin…
To get there and to make the most of my holiday time ( I went at night after work and arrived early morning,the day after) I had to catch 2 flights, one to London and from there another one to Berlin.
I’ve always loved travelling but I must say I don’t like the stress of connections and flights.
This is where instead of this ….
I found this….
Welcome to YOTEL London , a japanese-style capsule hotel at Gatwick airport, right inside the south terminal, it took me about 5 minutes after passport control to reach; Great location.
The hotel has 46 rooms wich you can rent by hour (with a minimum 4 hours payment ) with luxury beds, ensuite bathroom with monsoon shower , jukebox music system, TV, free wifi, relaxing mood lighting and a workstation.
It’s also a good solution for family with kids.
From previous experiences, I know how stressful it can be waiting for hours in an airport with small children.They have cots on request and 2 wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The idea was conceived British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe after he was upgraded into first class on a British Airways flight.
He decided to translate the language of airline travel and a touch of the Japanese influence into a small luxurious cabin.
You can also find these hostels in Amsterdam, London Heathrow and New York.
Yotel Staff were very friendly and showed me around.
They have 3 room types:
This was mine, watch how my couch converts into a bed at the touch of a button…
Food to go is available 24/7 on demand at the reception and you can have free coffee/tea.
I ordered a meal for dinner, on arrival.
It was nice to have some hot food while watching TV.
The shower was really nice and warm and I ‘ve also asked for a hairdryer (powerful one) an alarm clock, and an adaptor to be able to charge my phone.
Fresh white towels were available in the room.
As to the mood purple lights I thought it was something different, I had never experienced these before in any other hotel, felt relaxing/sexy at the same time. 🙂
The morning after I had breakfast in bed and checked the news on my phone…the pleasures of free wifi available at YOTEL.
It was an easy relaxed start of my day, as I walked to my boarding gate.
To conclude that I really enjoyed the YOTEL concept and would recomend it, if you ever:
- lose your flight ( It happens…)
- have a few hours to kill in an airport
- are travelling with children and need a break
- have an early morning flight
- or just want to have an Airport Adventure.
For more information check : http://www.yotel.com/hotels/london-gatwick
My stay was sponsored by Yotel but the views expressed are my own.