This is the second Qbic hotel (the first one is in Amsterdam), converted out of an old office building in an environmentally friendly and efficient way due to the use of what is called the “Cubi”, a cube-shaped ‘living box’ that integrates key furniture and bathroom. Beds are Naturalmat, made from all natural materials, and sound seals on the doors should deliver those quiet rooms. Cheapest rooms are purely internal (meaning no windows), with courtyard, street, and park views being slightly more expensive, but even the latter still under the £100 mark at £84 ($135).
Like at citizenM, check-in happens through airport-style self-service kiosks, with ‘lobby concierges’ on hand to help if needed. We like the look of the open plan public spaces downstairs, where a partnership with charity Food Cycle should see pop-up food stations. Another charity collaboration with Bike Works allows guests to do bike tours of the local area.
We’ll be heading over to Qbic soon to see if it can deliver on its promises and will report back when we do. Meanwhile, bookings are open from October 19.
[Renderings: Qbic Hotels]