London Ga-Ga Over Capsule Hotels

070110_YotelF.jpgIf you don’t mind close quarters, consider booking into one of the airport Yotels opening this Spring in London’s Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and Gatwick’s South Terminal. The rooms — inspired by first-class airline cabins on British Airways and Japanese capsule hotels — are short on space, but not on style. Moreover, they’re ideal for travelers who are short on time. The 10.5-meter rooms can be reserved for overnight stays or in a four-hour block (hourly extensions are available) with prices starting at 40 pounds for the former, 25 pounds for the latter. Standard cabins come with plenty of lovely bells and whistles, including flat-screen LCD TV, free Internet access (wired and Wi-Fi), on demand feature and classic movies, comfort cooling, luxury bedding, interactive mood lighting, luxury bathroom fittings, coffee, luggage storage, and more.

Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb