Tune Hotel opens in London - a no-frills stay unless you pay
Budget hotels have been done before, but a Malaysian chain have taken Ryanair's ancillary approach and launched their first venue in London. Opening on 30th August, Tune Hotel will offer a basic room for £35 per night, and they'll throw in a bed, a ceiling, four walls and (occasionally) a window, with doors and a floor all luxurious extras. Beyond that, it's down to your wallet.
Want your room cleaned? That's extra. Need a towel? It's going to cost you. Everything that can be taken away and offered back for a fee - that's how Tune Hotels plan to make their money. Here's the list of what you'll be paying for if you decide to check in for a couple of nights:
- Hair Dryer (unlimited use) - £1.00
- In Room Safe (unlimited use) - £2.00
- Add-on Room Cleaning - £7.50
- TV (1 day - freeview channels) - £3.00
- TV (3 days - freeview channels) - £7.00
- TV (unlimited use - freeview channels) - £10.00
- Towel Rental + Essentials toiletries kit - £1.50
- Wireless Internet Access (1 hour period) - £1.50
- Wireless Internet Access (24 hour period) - £3.00
- Wireless Internet Access (unlimited) - £10.00
The hotel is sarffa th' rivaa near Waterloo station, and offers 64 double rooms, 11 of which are windowless, and four further special needs rooms. The Tune Group are hoping to open another 14 hotels across London in the next seven years, and boast 100 around the world in the next five.
The base price of £35 at least beats the ghastly rooms on offer in fleapits around Paddington, but if demand drives prices too high then these hotels will be hard pushed to beat the Travelodges and Premier Inns of this world, that also offer low prices when booked in advance.