26 Responses

  1. Bruce Kane
    Bruce Kane at |

    More airports should have these. 🙂

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Agreed. Especially with the new design that started at CDG a couple months back. AMS and SIN are due to get Yotels soon.

  2. Robert Dotson
    Robert Dotson at |

    I did it once and never will again. I am a notoriously light sleeper and people coming and going all night made sleep impossible. I just add a few bucks to the bill and head to Bath Road.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I travel with ear plugs and the Yotel even provides some. I’ve had ambient noise issues in “real” hotels, too. Agreed that this one is probably a bit worse than most others but I didn’t find it devastatingly so.

      I also really didn’t want to add 20+ minutes to/from the terminal to my already short overnight timing.

    2. Brian Watson
      Brian Watson at |

      You’ll pay for the hotel but not the Hoppa 😀

    3. Robert Dotson
      Robert Dotson at |

      Brian…precisely! I only paid 91 for the Renaissance a few weeks back…more quiet…more comfort…lounge access.

    4. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Not as a walk-up rate. I looked.

      And lounge access is useless when I arrive at 10:30p and leave at 4:45a.

    5. Robert Dotson
      Robert Dotson at |

      Seth…not saying it was a good choice for you, just saying as a Yotel veteran it was the right choice for me:)

  3. Rosalyn Abramson
    Rosalyn Abramson at |

    Looks comfy!! How’s the mattress?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Was fine for me. Not too firm nor too soft.

  4. Gene Kaskiw
    Gene Kaskiw at |

    I remember when the T4 Yotel was the BF arrivals facility in the early days of CO at LHR (pre-Star)… a good spot for a shower and quick nap. It works reasonably well for this purpose, as well as a short overnight in a pinch, as you describe

  5. Luis F. Cabrera
    Luis F. Cabrera at |

    How much?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Read the story. 😉

      I paid 69 GBP as a walk-up customer.

  6. Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher at |

    Even with all the noise described, I still want to try that sometime. Noise cancelling earbuds with something I can sleep to should take care of that. The lukewarm showers are the only part that sound really uncomfortable to me.

  7. Maarten Van Den Driessche
    Maarten Van Den Driessche at |

    I found the bed very good!

  8. Paul Drees
    Paul Drees at |

    I changed in one of those once after a red eye from the US

  9. Brian Watson
    Brian Watson at |

    How does the plumbing compare to the burping showers in LHR T5 at the BA lounges?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I’ve only ever showered in the T5 arrivals lounge, never in the airside facilities.

    2. Brian Watson
      Brian Watson at |

      The plumbing is quite boisterous.

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I may get to experience it next week if my connection times correctly. We’ll see.

  10. David Scherer
    David Scherer at |

    I’ve stayed at Yotel LHR five times now and will have a sixth in July. Apparently I’m a pretty heavy sleeper because I never noticed the noise issue in any of the previous stays.

  11. Chris Rauschnot
    Chris Rauschnot at |

    Good idea, nice tip.

  12. Sean Mendis
    Sean Mendis at |

    I’ve spent more nights (and days too) at the Yotel LGW than I care to remember and always found them to be perfectly silent. Quieter than sleeping on an airplane for sure.

  13. James Pearson
    James Pearson at |

    Stayed in the LGW years ago and liked it.

  14. Keith Murray
    Keith Murray at |

    An interesting post you made, and also the link therein about Tokyo pods.

    Don’t know that many people who have stayed at places like that, so was fun to read. Actually I had been considering “9 hours” at NRT next month; from what I’ve read, it like your LHR pod may have a noise issue for light sleepers like me. And now the travel times have changed just a little bit so I probably won’t use that capsule hotel, but much enjoyed your review out of Heathrow.

  15. Steve Miller
    Steve Miller at |

    cool.