Two Chester hotels have joined the current ‘daycation’ craze of opening up rooms for a short space of time.
The Queen Hotel and the Mollington Banastre both recently posted adverts on the national website Dayuse which allows customers to book hotel rooms at reduced rates within a certain time frame.
Dayuse rooms can be used as a home base for the day, providing a place to freshen up, ‘a second office’ or just a place to get some rest and stay productive before travelling.
The site promises guaranteed best rates, free cancellation until the last minute and you don’t even need to pay with a credit card.
Convenience for guests
And it’s more than just a convenience for guests, as daytime sales mean that hotels can make money on rooms that are often just sitting empty until the evening hours.
The Mollington Banastre is advertising day rooms on the site from 10am-6pm starting from £49, while the Queen is offering rooms from 10am-4pm at prices starting from £85.
However, the Queen’s general manager Simon Williams said the concept was not necessarily a new one.
“It’s a way for people to buy a hotel room at any time of day, you can come and go as you please,” he explained. “It’s ideal for us as we’re opposite the station; we get lots of people staying with us who need a room during the day for a meeting or a sleep, it makes sense.
“And if you book a room during the day you don’t necessarily have to use the room from 10-4, those are just the allocations on the site. I believe there are other hotels in Chester on sites like Dayuse too."
A spokesperson for the Mollington Banastre said: “We have only been advertising on the Dayuse site since last week and as yet haven’t had any bookings.”