Affordable, accessible accommodation opens the world to travelers, so if you want to exercise your wanderlust, it’s great that the easyHotel chain offers over 40 great-value hotels across Europe!
This budget-friendly hotel chain, which is part of the easyGroup made famous by founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is ideal for a clean and comfortable stay in some great destinations and well worth considering for your next city break.
Here are the essentials on staying at an easyHotel, why easyHotels are worth it, and a personal review from me of a recent stay at easyHotel in Birmingham, England, UK.
My EasyHotel Birmingham Review
I recently enjoyed a great-value stay at the easyHotel in Birmingham, UK.
After hearing about the brand and reading a few TripAdvisor reviews I booked my stay with a completely open mind.
The easyHotel Birmingham City Centre is housed in a presentable red-brick building in the city center that is just a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station.
I have to say, I was impressed by the smart urban presentation and the cleanliness of the communal areas which were minimally furnished.
I had seen a few less and favorable reviews for this hotel, indicating that services and furnishing would be sparse, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Reception staff were welcoming and check-in was quick with my photoID. Like many hotels the room’s electricity was key-card controlled.
My room had a full-sized window, though I had to pay an extra £10 ($12) to get it. This hotel is famous for windowless box rooms so I thought I would treat myself! The room, linens and towels were clean and fresh.
It was very small but the space was used practically with snazzy design features and city vista decals in easyHotel-branded colors.
There were also enough charging points for my devices. The bathroom was compact but had a presentable shower – all you’d need for your stay.
My stay at the easyHotel Birmingham City Centre cost £74.99 ($92) for one night. There were zero extras. (You can book your stay here.)
Reception has the tea, coffee and snack facilities on the ground floor. My stay was as expected with a clean and functional room that allows you to enjoy the city comfortably!
All about easyHotel
Since 2005, easyHotel has been welcoming guests to its great value hotels. Its cheap and cheerful presentation is totally in keeping with its big brother easyJet.
The locations of these city hotels are great for getting the most out of some of Europe’s best neighborhoods including exclusive neighborhoods like
It is fast becoming the #1 alternative to Travelodge and Premier Inn in the UK and consistently beats them on pricing!
Simple, Great Value Accommodation
You’ll find the fuss and frill-free accommodation suitable whether you are a business or leisure traveler.
Some of the hotels are franchises, while others are custom-built, or conversions of office or retail spaces.
All hotels have compact, stylish ensuite rooms, furnished with the essentials for a comfortable stay and free from unexpected and exorbitant prices for things like Wi-Fi.
easyHotels offer competitive flat-fee room rates so you can plan your stay with confidence.
easyHotels Offer a Sustainable and Efficient Stay
easyHotel is certainly a 21st-century business that has harnessed technology to provide guests with a sustainable stay that minimizes the environmental impact of travel.
The small minimally furnished rooms are super low carbon and deliberately located in city centers to encourage the use of public transport.
From check-in to check-out technology is used to maximize the amount of time you have to enjoy your stay, with app-based check-in, eKey, and automated ID scan.
In fact, easyHotels have one of the lowest levels of carbon dioxide generated per occupied bed in the hospitality industry.
easyHotel Continues to Expand
Under the leadership of CEO Karim Malak easyHotel has recently acquired new franchised hotels across The Netherlands, Belgium, and Dublin. Their newest hotel is the easyHotel Dublin City Centre, which opened in early 2023.
What are easyHotel Rooms Like?
Your typical easyHotel offers double and twin rooms that are clean, fresh, and comfortable.
Glamour and interior design were never priorities for the easyGroup brand, so don’t expect much beyond a tidy room with a decent city vista.
But when you check easyHotel prices it will be clear that the rooms deliver great value for money.
Here’s what you can expect to find in a typical easyHotel room:
- Silent Night mattresses with miracoil® support
- Ensuite facilities with a shower
- Fresh towels and linens
- A 32″ TV
- Liquid shower gel/shampoo
- Air conditioning
- Super-fast USB charging points
- Free Wi-Fi
Does Your easyHotel Room Need Cleaning?
Every guest should arrive at an easyHotel to find a clean room with crisp, fresh linens and towels.
However, you’re going to have to spend a little more if you stay more than one night and want your room clean.
If you need it, easyHotel has a policy of charging £10 ($12) for additional room cleaning, so that’s an incentive to keep everything tidy.
easyHotel Amenities and Services
Let’s be honest. easyHotels are pretty basic, but they still have essential amenities you would expect from your typical budget hotel.
The hotels are designed to be accessible to wheelchair users, with public areas and wheelchair-accessible rooms that people with mobility problems can access easily.
There is also on-site luggage storage offered at most hotels for around £5 ($6) for 24 hours. Some easyHotels have on-site parking, but you’ll usually be directed to the nearest car park or suitable on-street parking by hotel staff.
If you need assistance, there are staff on hand, but these folks aren’t going to wait on you hand and foot. In fact, it is perfectly possible to check in and enjoy your stay without encountering anyone.
easyHotel offers some of the lowest prices in the hospitality industry.
You usually expect change from £50 ($60) when booking at these hotels. In the UK there have been some £20-per-night rooms advertised, but in reality these are as rare as hens teeth and would require great feats of forward planning and organization to land one.
easyHotels are always cheapest when you book directly and pricing is incentivised to be cheaper the earlier you book. Prices rise considerably if you decide to book close to the date of your stay.
easyHotel offers a loyalty account called clubBedzz. If you sign up before you book, you can get an additional 10% discount on your easyHotel booking.
Other perks include free late check-out on Sundays and exclusive offers and rates reserved for clubBedzzz members. Just remember to log-in before you book!
Do easyHotels serve breakfast?
Generally, easyHotels do not serve breakfast. This helps the hotel chain maintain its low-cost business model and keep its operations minimized.
Some hotels partner with local eateries to offer a discount on a great breakfast, or offer a breakfast box that can be delivered to your room for an additional fee.
You won’t be starved of tea or coffee as every hotel has a coffee machine that makes an acceptable cappuccino for the low cost of £1 (80 cents), using contactless payment.
Can children stay at an easyHotel?
Yes. But easyHotel does not provide cots or additional bedding. You also may be asked by hotel staff to provide proof of guardianship and remember that there are no discounts on room rates for children.
When is check-in and check-out at an easyHotel?
Most easyHotels offer their earliest check-in at 15:00. Some hotels offer an early check-in at 12:00 for an additional fee.
Check-out time is 10:00 but again you can pay for a late check-out and stay in your room until 13:00. There is also luggage storage in every hotel if you need to stow your bags and head out into the city.
Are there smoking areas in an easyHotel?
All easyHotels are strictly non-smoking.
Why stay at an easyHotel?
The main attraction of easyHotels are the low prices that are usually cheaper than PremierInn, Travelodge and other budget hotel chains.
If you are only staying for one or two nights these clean practical rooms do the job and save you money to enjoy the best of these great European cities.
Where can I stay at an easyHotel in the UK?
In the UK, you can find easyHotel locations in cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburh, Glasgow, Newcastle and more.
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