The destination was kept secret till the last moment. Suspense… My tickets are for Edinburgh!
My hotel, Motel One, was a mere 5 mins walk from the station, ideal. The rooms are modern – super comfy bed, tea kit on the side, free wifi and a touch of turquoise blue adding to the elegance. The lounge near reception mixes Victorian and Renaissance inspiration, tweed and vibrant colours. A great place to sip on a cup of tea on a rainy day.
I found the hotel on the Booking.com app
. I’m used to the website but the mobile version allowed me to multitask. I decided to time the operation, out of curiosity. Enter that day’s date, the area, filter to narrow down the list.
My personal priorities: designer deco, free wifi, reviews above 8.5/10, a max of £225 for two nights. I read through the descriptions (detailed but easy to absorb in one glance) and even on my phone the process was fluid, even from one picture to another.
I select one, add the payment details (although there is a special filter should you prefer to not give your credit card number just yet).
In a few seconds, I get my confirmation, both by email and on the app (where I can check it without wifi, no need to print!) as well as cool tips on my destination. In total? All done in 7 minutes.