Beside the great name, the Yotel concept is pretty clever: small, hip, ship-cabin inspired hotel rooms bookable for short stays at airports.
There are Yotels in London at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and one in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
There’s also non-airport Yotel in New York City and a few more in-city Yotels planned, including in Boston and Singapore.
I’ve stayed at the Heathrow Yotel when it first opened and more than once at the in-city Yotel in New York City.
With the November opening of a Yotel post-security at Charles de Gaulle airport – in the Terminal 2E transit lounge area known as ‘Instant Paris’ – Yotel has rebranded their airport properties as YotelAir (makes sense) and added some fresh new amenities.
In addition to the amenities inside the rooms -space-saving adjustable beds, bathrooms with monsoon rain showers, mood lighting, Wi-Fi and HD TVs, in the hotel’s public area there’s a vending wall for drinks, snacks and travel essentials and a lounge with complimentary hot drinks.
Rates: “Premium” cabins – for two- are currently €75 ($80) for 4 hours or from €115 (about $122) for an overnight stay. Family cabins – for four – are €95 (about $101) for 4 hours or €135 (about $145) for overnight. For those who just need a pre-or-post flight ‘Wash and Go,’ there are Shower Cabins that rent for €15 ($16) for 45 minutes.
I’ll be visiting and, hopefully, staying at this new Yotel in early February, so will share a full report then.