Major hotel chain unveils 'pod-style' hotel rooms, available for under €25 per night
Would you stay in one of these?
One of the largest hotel chains in the UK has unveiled plans for 'pod-style' hotel rooms following "extensive research" which revealed that guests were willing to forego traditional expectations, such as large rooms and central locations, in favour of a lower price.
ZIP by Premier Inn hotels will be located on the outskirts of major towns and cities in the UK, and will feature small rooms with prices from £19 (approximately €22)
The rooms are billed as "basics done brilliantly", and are less than half the size of a standard Premier Inn room, at just 8.5 square metres.
Here's a glimpse at what they'll look like; what's the verdict?
All standard ZIP rooms will include:
- Twin single beds with Hypnos mattresses which can be pushed together to create a double bed
- Private bathroom with power shower
- Premier Inn Free WiFi
- 24-inch television
- Air conditioning
There will also be the option to pay an extra £3.95 for breakfast, WiFi at £5 for 24 hours, and an additional room cleaning can be purchased for £5 per day.
Premier Inn Managing Director Simon Jones commented: "We are delighted to be opening our ZIP by Premier Inn in Cardiff and the team are hugely excited about welcoming our very first customers.
"In developing the concept, we have undertaken considerable research, including having had six ZIP rooms on sale to customers for many months.
"It’s clear through the research that people want the basics done brilliantly, such as a comfy bed and a power shower but they are happy to compromise on location or some extras if they are paying a fantastic price for their room."
More information on these rooms can be found here.