Tune Hotels recently opened in the UK, bringing their budget hotel package from Asia. The concept is a bit Ryanair-esque in that you pay a basic price and then pay extra for things which might normally come as standard in a hotel but do you really need them? Yes, this probably is the closest hotel pricing you’ll find to the Ryanair model – well at least until they start running hotels themselves!
Do you want a great sleep on a 5-star bed, a good wash and a central location? Well, you can’t get any better than right across the road from Haymarket Railway Station!
We were lucky enough to get a good deal when the hotel announced it was opening, as part of this good deal we didn’t have a window (because we didn’t pay extra for one!), but there is air conditioning and we were only staying to lay our heads as we had a busy day/night in Edinburgh ahead.
The room was a little tight as the bed is huge, it was a struggle to move around it. However, the mirror made the room look bigger which didn’t make me feel so claustrophobic.
You get air-con free, as well as an excellent power shower and lots of shelving space.
You do have to pay for hair dryer, towels, toiletries as well as TV. We had forgotten our towels so paid £1.50 to hire a towel (you also get some shower/hair gel and soap), the towel was a large bath sheet, soft and adequate for the job.
The room and hotel felt secure, clean and it was quiet so a good nights sleep was had.
Pro’s – the location, price (if you get a good deal) and not paying for add on’s that you won’t use.
Con’s – even with air con it was stuffy and very hot so maybe pay the extra for a windowed room, room small.
EDIT: This has now become the Haymarket Hub hotel