EasyHotel: Easy on the Wallet
Everyone knows about EasyJet, the low-cost European airline with a penchant for the color orange that's giving major carriers a run for their money across the pond. But what about EasyHotel? The good news is that it's run by the same folks, the bad news is that the rooms have orange walls, and the better news is that you can get rooms in London, Zurich and other places for a steal.
But first, a caveat: Just as EasyJet has made its money by offering a no-frills experience where each extra perk costs, well, extra, EasyHotel rooms have redefined the postage stamp accommodation experience. The best-priced rooms are window-less and a minuscule 64 to 75 square feet (basically enough room for a double bed and an open suitcase), plus a phone booth-size private bath. Flat screen TV's hang from the walls (you'll need 5 pounds a night to activate one) and housekeeping, if needed, will run you another 10 pounds.
But before you say you'll die of claustrophobia, just remember this number: 65. Dollars, not pounds. That's about how much a room costs total for two people at the EasyHotel in Earls Court at present. (Rooms at the chain's Heathrow property start at a rock-bottom $37.50 and there are other properties throughout London as well as a few other cities in Europe.)
Sure, it'll be like sleeping in a tangerine, but hey, the Hilton Olympia not far away starts at a hundred bucks more than a postage stamp of one's own. And you don't get any orange walls.
That we know of.
By Christina Talcott |
February 12, 2009; 7:08 AM ET
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