Demand was growing. Finally Yotelair fulfilled the wish of frequent travelers: a capsule hotel in Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris.
Well this is a capsule hotel, directly located within Charles de Gaulle airport, in the international area – in other words, for passengers who are in transit.
Personally, I like the atmosphere of that place: it’s a microcosm in the airport!
Take a look at my Snapchat story, I’m showing you around!
Who said airport was boring? Well, unless you’re lucky to fly business and you have access to the airlines’ lounges, waiting at the airport can be quite long, especially when you are on a business trip. Believe me, I can relate … jet lag, meetings, meetings, meetings, quest for wifi connectivity to be able to work while traveling, need to properly unwind… because it just never stops!
Precisely, a hotel IN the airport is a good alternative to be able to rest. It removes the hassle of arriving at your final destination -or coming back home- exhausted.
Besides – talking about experience in the airport, I’m happy to share some tips if you fly via CDG:
• Creation of Terminal 1 in 1974. It mainly hosts Star Alliance airlines.
• Terminal 3 is mainly dedicated to low cost airlines (LCC)
Passengers with a a connection of minimum 3 hours between 2 flights can book.
Minimum booking is 4 hours: 59 euros/cabin. Price goes from 99 euros/night.
Did you know that…
CDG airport welcomes 22000 connecting flights every week. To reach the hotels located near the airport, you can take you up to 40 minutes with public transport.
Do not expect to stay in a palace! After all, the idea is not to settle for days, but rather to take a comfortable break in the middle of your journey. And frankly, the job is done! The style of the cabin is modern although compact.
This is what the chain calls “smart design”: you have just what you need for a few hours.
It is a fact, organisations tend to put savings as top priority as part of their travel policies. Connecting flights enable them to save costs (vs. direct flights). But that is the point of view of the buyer / travel manager who will look at reducing costs. This has an impact on the travellers’ wear and tear, and by extension on their productivity and their well-being.
Maybe an option like Yotelair is a nice compromise to balance costs while offering travellers a comfy break in the middle of their journey.
The atmosphere of the place – First of all, the warm atmosphere of Instant Paris lounge – in a decor inspired by Haussmann. The library, and a great animated decoration featuring the Eiffel Tower – Fun fact : she (yes, it’s the Iron Lady !) sparkles at the exact same time as the real one 😉
I liked the co-working areas… Gen Yers usually like that, don’t we ? 😉 The design is well thought.