Along with the rest of the world, travel industry too is going gaga over slim and trim phenomenon. A new breed of hotels, with an absolutely newer kind of rooms is making waves especially among the younger, unconventional travelers. Where chic meets comfort, and simplicity means no hidden surprises at the end of the stay. The modern look, minimum amenities, and great space saving ideas make the room look slimmer and definitely smarter. And most important, it delivers all that you need while keeping the prices really low.
If all you need is a comfy bed to crash after a long day of sightseeing, and care less about other fancy features, here’s some size zero hotels that you can consider for your next voyage.
1 CAPSULE – THE COFFIN-LIKE ROOM.
This made in Japan Capsule, is a cocoon like place, designed for people who just needs a place to sleep, shower and get going the next morning. But he must be somebody who doesn’t feel claustrophobic sleeping in a space that’s just 3 feet wide and 6 ½ feet long. It is slim fit yet there is enough room for a TV and radio for your entertainment; some modern capsule even offers free Wi-Fi, alarm clock and great lighting at around $50/night!
2 CONTAINER HOTEL – LIFE INSIDE A BOX!
The exterior may look slightly scary but the interior is soothing and has everything that you except from a hotel – clean sheets, private bathrooms, AC, heating, food and much more. With China’s Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House, Belgium’s Sleeping Around and U.K’s Snoozebox, you can have a hotel shipped to wherever you are! Snooze box is unique because it is multiple tiered, has rooms from 40 to 400, can be set up anywhere within 48 hours and also provides a complete staff to run the hotel.
3 SLIM HOTEL – FANCY STAY FOR THE UBERCOOL!
Slim hotel caters to travelers looking for affordable yet luxury accomodation, and that too, in the heart of the city. The design is chic, bedding is cozy, amenities are minimum but modern, and the price is just right. Qbic, Base2stay, Z hotel and The Pod are some well-known slim hotels, or boutique hotels as some urbanities call them. A double bed in The Pod, equipped with work space, good reading light, plasma TV and a bathroom, will fetch you only about $80/night. That’s quite a deal if we’re talking about a lodging in the heart of Manhattan!!
4 EXPEDITION BUS – HOTEL THAT MOVES!
With Expedition bus, you make the most of your travel time because this vehicle is a touring bus in the day and hotel in the night. Exploranter, a hotel on wheels, takes you across Brazil, Argentina and Chile, with a trip lasting from one week to 22 days. This moving hotel is fully equipped with kitchen, hot showers and 27 rooms, it even has observation decks! So, if you don’t have a problem with closed spaces, then there isn’t a better way to explore and imbibe the beauty of South America. Rotel, a German enterprise, is another expedition bus that takes you literally everywhere, from India to Africa to America.
Thank goodness, there are at least some size zero models that look healthy and appealing, isn’t it?
size zero hotels…beautiful and healthy…
@ Julie_Ind – Indeed they are.
the collection of hotels is great. Good job. I think I will consider expedition trucks when touring South America, whenever I go there…
@ Ivy – Thanks! That would be one amazing, rustic and vagabond-ish way to explore the beauty of South America.
Heard a lot about Japan’s capsule hotels.. comfortable space-comfortable wallet. Rest also seems very interesting.
@ Roh – Caspule hotel has been there since 30 years!! Japan knew exactly the future of tourism, and that if you save on space, you save on money. For many, Capsule hotels are their temporary homes or shelter homes for times when you’re low on cash or jobless.
We are the world, and we are changing, not surprisingly anymore. I loved, loved the concept of container hotels, and how wonderful it will be to have a hotel transported to you, all you do is just give a call…
@ Flora Rose – That’s the world we live in…order a hotel room on the phone…how cool is that!