New capsule hotel to open in St Leonards-on-Sea in June

The hotel features a total of 16 ‘pods’ stacked in pairs and also includes shared bathroom facilities

Pod Central, a new capsule hotel accommodation, will open in Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea in June.

The Japanese-inspired capsule hotel concept is conveniently located near the station. Each ‘pod’ or room is equipped with clean bedding, a reading light and complimentary earplugs.

The hotel features a total of 16 ‘pods’ stacked in pairs and will also feature plugs and USB ports as well as free wi-fi are provided. The hotel will also feature shared bathroom facilities including showers and towels are supplied.

Pod Central is designed to be an energy-saving development as the ‘pods’ are low energy and underfloor heating also aims to bring down running costs. Other eco-friendly measures include LED lighting, motion sensor lighting as well as eco-friendly toiletries and recyclable bins.

Mia Preston, managing director, Pod Central, who has lived in the area for over 15 years, said: “This is something new for the area, offering budget accommodation for young people, single parents, retired people – anyone looking for ‘no frills’ accommodation in a central location, whether for work, study or tourism.

“I came up with this fun idea when I was taking my son to explore universities round the country and it was difficult to find inexpensive accommodation.”

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