I am back from Indonesia already, I cannot quite believe how quickly the past three weeks went, but I am so excited to share all the incredible experiences with you. Our trip started with a very early morning flight from London Heathrow, generally, I fly from Gatwick for convenience, but the price we got was too great to turn down. This meant we needed to stay overnight in the airport, I personally always see this as a good thing as it does feel like an extended holiday! Heathrow airport has its fair share of hotels in its vicinity, but it was Yotel that stood out for me.
Tuck inside Terminal 4, Yotel offers affordable luxury inside one of the world’s busiest airports. Based on the idea of ‘innovation meets comfort’, Yotel packs all of the luxury essentials into a smart and compact space – luxury essentials include a flat screen TV, pull-out workstation, a monsoon shower ( which was awesome!) and unlimited wifi. My favourite essential luxury? Unlimited hot drinks, including hot chocolate, I was sure to make the most of this!
I stayed in a premium cabin and yes it is compact, however, I did not find this an issue. Our massive backpacks had under bed storage meaning they were conveniently tucked out of the way, the desk folds into the wall when not in use and the signature ‘smart bed’ glides up and down via remote to any position needed. The room has been very cleverly designed to make the most of the space, making it everything you would need for an overnight stay or a place to bed down during a layover.
Premium Cabin – Features:
- All premium cabins have an adjustable SmartBed with super comfortable Serta gel mattress and luxurious bedding
- Private en-suite bathroom with monsoon shower
- YOTELAIR body wash and towels
- Flat screen TV and multiple power points
- Free super-fast WiFi
- 110 sqft (10sqm)
- Additional under bed storage space for bag
However, we were located very close the reception and unfortunately, the narrow corridors meant that we heard every conversation of people walking to their cabins during the night, as a light sleeper this did affect my sleep. This was a downside I found to the modern compact design of Yotel, aside from that the comfy mattress and super cosy bedding meant I was well rested for our long journey the next day.
Yotel also offers a standard cabin – perfect for solo travellers as well as premium triple bunk room – aimed at families, meaning Yotel accommodates for all types of travellers. Yotel also books by the hour, rather than by night, creating a greater flexibility as well as a better value for money – meaning it is a great option for a few hours shut eye or a complete nights rest.
Alongside Heathrow airport, the futuristic hotel chain is also located in Gatwick Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York City ( only hotel not located inside an airport), and I am sure we will see more pop up in different locations around the world soon.
Find out more and book your stay – www.yotel.com
I received a complimentary stay at Yotel but as always all opinions are my own.