The good news is that Jon and I have a flight to Athens tomorrow morning. The bad news is that the flight departs Gatwick Airport at 6:40 am.
Rather than wake up at 4 am and pay £50 for an early-morning taxi to Gatwick, we decided to spend the night at the Gatwick Airport Yotel for £56.
It seems so fitting, given all my recent raving about sushi (mercury scares notwithstanding) that the owner of the Yo! Sushi chain has branched out of the restaurant business by building this pod hotel and naming it the Yotel.
The rooms are definitely small – about ten feet wide and seven feet deep. But the bathroom is clean and includes stylish fixtures, and the bed is comfy and kind of fun in a top-bunk kind of way. Throw in the free wi-fi and flat-screen TV, and you have a pleasant way to spend seven hours before an early-morning flight.
Here’s to the Yotel – and to Athens in the morning!