All posts tagged: London

Review of Hotel YOTEL Gatwick

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 …

Weekend getaway: London

Friday, 4:00 p.m. Arrived in London by train from Scotland. Hoped off at Queensway metro station and it was a 5 minutes walk until we reached the hotel. Strolling Notting Hill streets towards UMI Hotel London ,  felt like getting to my private apartment,  in one of London’s most known neighborhoods. There were children getting out from school, tourists taking pictures at metro’s logo entrance, hip shops and white painted houses in a row and there I was arriving at hotel’s first door steps. It was winter time and snow was forecasted for the next few days. A warm entrance and friendly receptionist  welcomes me “home in London“. The  hotel ‘s lobby was very nice…lots of light coming in from the big bright wooden windows lying along the front of the building and also inside my room. They had also o a handy cafe/restaurant that opened at night, for snacks and drinks. The room had a comforting white linen bed (white beds are the best) with a private bathroom and a hot strong streaming shower, the perfect ending for a long day travel! Saturday Waking …