Depending on who you ask, it's a room measuring 53 square feet, although other assessments have it at even smaller at 32 square feet. In short, and in every meaning of the word, it's the smallest hotel room in London.
With downsizing being all the rage these days, some industries are taking it literally as everything from retail outlets and family homes to sunglasses and even handbags getting smaller. But shrinking one's assets have gone to extremes in the case of London's Corbigoe Hotel that offers a guest suite that's tiny.
Either way you look at it, it would hardly be wiggle room for the likes of Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanović, who at seven-foot-four, is arguably the tallest player in the NBA. Regardless of which square footage you choose, the suite is roughly half the size of a standard parking stall and slightly smaller than real estate taken up by a prison cell.
It also goes for roughly $63 a night, presumably based on single occupancy, since there's only room for one bed that pretty well takes up the length of one of the larger walls. Amenities seem limited to a TV and a phone, plus a kettle with a complimentary mug, both balancing for dear life on a narrow ledge. The bathroom's so compact, occupants can wash their hands while on the john.
The price seems to be a steal and quite a draw as well. Frequent visits to booking.com to check out its availability indicated that the Corbigoe had no rooms available. That seems to be par for the course over the recent micro hotel trend, which has seen such chains as Z Hotel, Yotel, Premier Inn and even more recently Hilton jump on the latest hospitality movement.
Affordability is obviously the driving factor in why many larger hotel corporations have leaned towards providing smaller seats. But when prorating the price of rooms with the size of standard rooms, one study revealed that those tiny abodes actually cost more per square foot than larger suites provided by more popular hotel chains. It turned out that an 86 square-foot room cost more per square foot than a suite at The Ritz when scaled according to size and price.
With the Z hotel room going for $242, at least the Corbigoe room actually passes the prorated test at $1.96 a square foot (Z Hotel's small abode is at $2.80). But it does raise the question of comfort. According to booking.ca, at least you'll find a slew of pubs within walking distance to take your mind off those cramped confines.