YOTEL, the small capsule hotel brand, has recently opened a hotel in Clerkenwell, London. With the new YOTEL promotion you can stay in central London for £30 per night.
Your booking is refundable up to 3pm on the day before arrival.
What is YOTEL?
Founded by Yo Sushi creator Simon Woodroffe, YOTEL is based on Japanese capsule hotels. YOTELs have rather small rooms, called cabins, and are designed for short stays.
With most tourist spending the majority of time in the city and not the hotel room, this concept makes sense for people who want a particular level of quality but are less concerned about space.
At the end of 2020 there will be five YOTEL sites in the UK. Two YOTELAIR opened at Heathrow and Gatwick in 2007 – you can read our review of YOTELAIR Gatwick here.
In 2019 it opened a new location in Edinburgh. YOTEL London has just opened whilst YOTEL Glasgow is due in the coming months.
YOTEL London is situated in Clerkenwell, slap bang in between Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon, Barbican, Holborn and Angel. It is a fascinating area which still retains a lot of independent retail.
There are a range of ‘cabins’ available depending on your needs. You can choose between a solo cabin:
…a queen cabin:
…. a premium triple, with a floating bunk bed(!):
…as well as a variety of ‘premium’ options such as a ‘First Class’ cabin or VIP Suite.
As you can see, the rooms make an inventive use of the (relatively small) sizes.
You’ll also get “luxury bedding, rejuvenating rain showers, relaxing mood lights, numerous charging points and smart TVs that can easily be connected to guests’ own devices.” WiFi is free and “super-fast”.
Stay in YOTEL London for £30 per night
This leads us to YOTEL London’s introductory offer, which it is branding as a “commuter rate” although it is open to all:
“We’ve launched the ‘£30 Commuter rate’ at YOTEL London. For cheaper than the average cost of a daily commute, you can now enjoy a night or two or three at our brand new hotel in Clerkenwell and what’s more, get more time to sleep in before arriving at the office.”
To access the rate, book via this page on the YOTEL website or use the promo code ‘COMMUTER’.
The commuter rate is available for stays Monday to Thursday nights until Friday 9th October.
The rate is cabin-only but you can add breakfast for an extra £10 per person which includes a ‘build your own breakfast bag’ of breakfast muffins, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, juice, tea and coffee.
As far as I can see the £30 promotion only applies to a standard Queen cabin. Other rooms are available with a 10% [email protected] discount – more info on that in our article here.
Unfortunately the commuter rate does not stack with the 10% [email protected] discount, although you should still be eligible to earn Virgin Flying Club or Flying Blue miles.
Even better, the rate includes free cancellation up to 3pm the day before your arrival.
You can book on the YOTEL London site here. I assume that only a handful of rooms are available per night at this price so I wouldn’t hang about if you are interested.
Hotel offers update – May 2021:
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Want to buy hotel points? There is currently a special offer running with Marriott Bonvoy (30% discount to 20th June)