Pay To SNOOZE??
Spain is a country that presented the world with The Siesta, but oh boy are they taking midday snoozing to a whole new level. Madrid now have the first official nap bar – Siesta & Go is the place where people can book a space to take a snooze break before getting back to their daily lives. (no joke) I remember ages ago there was a concept called the “the nap station” in London – and nap cafes in Tokyo – I’ve yet to figure out how I have that knowledge!
Siesta & Go is Spain’s dedicated venue for slumber. Customers can book a space by the minute or by the hour, or just walk in and see if any of the 19 beds are vacant. I still don’t understand this concept at all, it just doesn’t make sense but I’m open to persuasion here folks!
The space offers many amenities to satisfy any guests needs and price range. Apart from offering both private and shared rooms, the bar provides cosy armchairs and workspaces if you work online. There are nightshirts, slippers, noise – cancelling headphones, newspapers, and even Wi-Fi. The funny thing is you can also have coffee (which cracks me up but maybe it’s to help you get back to work, who knows?.)
The cost of a private room will set you back around £11.50 per hour, and the cheapest option in a shared room is around £7. Even a daily professional cleaning service takes care of the blankets and bedsheets, so they pretty much have everything covered. No fear of sweaty bedsheets from previous guests.
According to Bloomberg the founder Maria Estrella Jorro De Inza said;
“It’s funny that we’re known for the siesta, but we haven’t been professional about it, “We get a lot of men in suits who just want to relax and women wanting to take their heels off. Lunch break is the busiest time.”
Madrid isn’t the first city to experiment with the Napping venue concept. Other major cities such as Tokyo and London have tested similar ideas to Siesta & Go especially in Japan. It was the capsule hotels and Nap Cafés that were the initial inspiration behind bringing the concept to the city of Madrid. Even Airports around the world are increasingly providing dedicated napping areas to their offerings, such as First Class lounges.
When you find yourself sightseeing in Madrid eating tapas and your feet start to ache. Then why not head down to Siesta & Go and pop some slippers on and some headphones for a midday snooze.
As always #livebetter