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PM4HIRE
11-15-2007, 03:26 PM
Click http://www.yotel.com/ to view small, efficient, and affordable
rooms.

Also, checkout http://www.capsuleinn.com/rooms_facilities.html

What do you think of this concept?

ratdeau
11-16-2007, 02:12 PM
I slept in a capsule hotel at Ueno (Japan).
Exactly what I needed . A fresh pyjama (all your clothes and pack are stored in a locker), a bed with a TV, a huge public bathroom with hot bath (41C), sauna and shower.

moriond
11-16-2007, 04:29 PM
Click http://www.yotel.com/ to view small, efficient, and affordable
rooms.

Also, checkout http://www.capsuleinn.com/rooms_facilities.html

What do you think of this concept?

The opening of the first airport yotel at Gatwick in the UK was covered in this July NY Times article (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/travel/15transyotel.html) and again more recently in an October NY Times article (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/travel/07check.html) that also detailed the November 2007 opening of a yotel at Heathrow (now operational) and plans for an early 2008 opening of a yotel at Schipol airport (Amsterdam). These travel articles cited concerns over airport security delays (and passengers stranded by actual security-related incidents) as one factor behind the popularity of this concept.

An earlier April 2007 article, "Rest for the Weary, and Wi-Fi Too, All for Less Money" (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/business/businessspecial3/16budget.html) article focused on the no-frills hotel service aspect options of a number of chains in Europe.

PM4HIRE
11-16-2007, 07:52 PM
I like this minimalist approach and hope this concept is implemented in the USA soon.

mrae
11-18-2007, 04:04 PM
The yotel looks like a great idea. The capsules would probably make me claustrophobic.

pretzelb
11-29-2007, 08:24 AM
Is the yotel supposed to be inexpensive? I've stayed in places in the US that aren't much larger yet much more expensive. Shoot, most B&B rooms are near that size.

PM4HIRE
11-29-2007, 09:58 AM
Yes, Yotels are supposed to be less expensive? Personally, I like staying
at Microtels when traveling across the USA. The rooms are small, efficient,
and affordable (< $50 per night).