For the kind of amenities you'd normally expect in a four-star hotel, Bloc Gatwick rooms will start at just £60/night. That's a slight step up from the nearby Yotel Gatwick, where rooms start at around £27/night, but, just like with Yotel, Bloc is about the whole experience—not just a compact, pod-style room with cool lighting, but an efficient budget hotel that makes you forget you're sleeping at an airport in the first place.
Another standout feature of Bloc is the method in which the hotels themselves are manufactures. As Monocle reported recently:
"UK firm Bloc has taken inspiration from Japanese pod hotels to develop a clever way of cutting construction costs and buoying its budget for luxury fittings: rooms are made off site and then stacked like large pieces of Lego."
Cool! The report goes on to say that the company is considering a future site in Brooklyn, NY. More to come on that, we hope.
[Photo: Bloc Hotels]