A few years ago, I told you about a proposal for extreme no-frills hotels in high-cost hotel cities throughout the world. No city is worse for expensive accommodations than perhaps London.
Now the entrepreneur behind an Asian hard discount airline called AirAsia has launched a new hotel chain called Tune Hotels with ultra-cheap rooms throughout Indonesia, Malaysia and in London.
The London location in the pricy Westminster area has rates that start at 35 pounds for a nice room with private bath (that’s $50 some odd dollars/night).
Tune hotels are like no other where you’ve ever stayed. The rooms are ultra miniaturized, with dimensions of 10 feet by 9 feet. And you have to pay for everything you want beyond just a bed. There’s even a $2.50 rental fee if you want a towel, according to Newsweek! Other services you can rent include a TV and nightly maid service.
The idea, all through the world of travel, is that organizations are finding a way to make money and give people a deal by cutting corners. What was automatic in the past may no longer be automatic in the future, and you’ll have to choose item by item what you want to pay for.
My whole deal is even $100/night usually gets you a disgusting dump in London. So paying $50 for clean room? That’s a great deal…if you don’t have claustrophobia!