Self Check-In Is Minimal Hassle At Adelaide's Minima Hotel
Calling all artists...and art lovers...and thrifty travelers. Have we got the property for you. Minima Hotel in the South Australian city of Adelaide
The city's first self check-in hotel and serves up some modern and contemporary design by featuring local artists' works. We're not talking about a few pieces of art on the lobby or in the rooms, more like using the room as the entire canvas. Every year, 12 of the 46 rooms are white-washed for 12 new artists to go and throw a splash of color in the room by painting the primary wall.
Currently, the rooms are pretty basic and on an economy scale. Although they are light on the amenities and design, come April all the rooms should be completed by a local artist. The final goal is to have all rooms painted in a different theme. Since the bookings are done online or on the lobby kiosk, guests that want a bit more paint will need to call the hotel group to check availability.
Super affordable rooms mean something has to give. There's no on-site staff, concierge or housekeeping, so the rooms are not serviced each day. Where the hotel lacks in these services, they do provide in free broadband internet for all guests, free laundry facilities and pay-per-use computers in the secure lobby. Heck, for just 95 AUD ($100) per night, you can't go wrong.
[Photo: Minima Hotel/Facebook]