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19 June 2010 @ 11:52 am
Interesting travel options  
I have always been fascinated by the Japanese "capsule hotels" and wondered why we never developed something similar here. I mean, it would be great to have a safe, quiet place to catch a nap when you know you have a six hour layover or similar bullshit or an inexpensive place to just sleep when you know you need little else. It looks like the idea is finally coming to the West, although as more of a "mini-room" concept than a capsule concept. and as luxury options, but I still really like them. The next time I need to catch a godawful early flight out of London (which always seems to happen when I fly through there), I'll have to check it out. 

Yotel

easyHotel
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Doug Hulick / Simon Morcarswords_and_pens on June 19th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, capsule rooms don't appeal to me for two reasons:

1) I expect I won't fit.
2) I'm claustrophobic.

Either one in itself is preety much a deal-breaker already, but combined? Fug'gedabouddit. :)
stitchwhich on June 20th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I like the layouts at the yotel. I hope they catch on in the US.
robstoutrobstout on June 21st, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd be owrried about fitting. Otherwise, sure.
murasakinoyoroimurasakinoyoroi on June 23rd, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
They're roomier than they look, and come with an alarm clock, a tv, and wifi. I'm not a horribly dainty person, and I fit just fine.

I'm not sure I'd want to see them in the US, though, just because every public place in the US seems grittier for no particular reason.