You know that feeling when you step out of the plane after a long flight, usually an overnight one where you hardly slept a wink, the only thing you can think of is a hot shower and a comfortable bed. The creator of Yotel must have had the same thoughts when he started his hotel concept. It`s an interesting concept, where else can you book a room for a couple of hours, early in the morning or in the middle of the day?
I`m not going to lie, the standard room is small, but you have everything you need: a comfy bed, a desk, a bathroom with a monsoon shower. (If you need a hairdryer, you can just ask for one at the reception.)
- You have to book for min of 4 hours, after that you can book hourly
- Free wifi (I did run into some problems, but they were very apologetic and helpful to get it sorted)
- You can order snacks and drinks at the reception
- Bring earplugs, because people arrive at different hours of the day and this way you can sleep right through it
For me it was the perfect solution arriving early in the morning after a long flight to catch up on some much needed sleep and freshen up again before traveling onwards. There`s definitely an advantage because you can book it for a couple of hours, because with a standard hotel you have check-in and check-out times, that might not work with your flight hours. Also the location after a trip is convenient. I stayed at both Yotel hotels in London, the one at London Heathrow and the one at Gatwick, both hotels are located at the terminals, so you`re never far away from arrival or departure.
I received a complimentary stay at Yotel London Heathrow. My second stay at Yotel at Gatwick Airport I paid for myself. All opinions in this post are my own. Photos courtesy of Yotel.
Have you ever stayed at the Yotel? What was your verdict?