Hometel:Noun (Pron. ‘Home-Tel’) A space between home and a hotel.
‘Aparthotel’ simply describes an accommodation and service type based on the words ‘apartment (a type of building) and hotel (a set of services). But Hometels are different. A home isn’t a building, it’s a feeling. It’s a set of rules you and your family create and live by. And it’s different for everyone. Hometels are flexible living environments that don’t force you to conform to a set of rules. It’s somewhere you can treat as you own. Somewhere with all the best bits of home, but with the services and security a hotel gives you.
Apartment + Hotel = Aparthotel, but home + hotel = Hometel.
We have created a space and an environment which makes you feel welcome, comfortable and at home. There’s no overbearing rules or restrictions, we give guest the platform to create their own experience without Interrupting their normal routines and habits. In addition, we are developing some unique and innovative services such as 24 hours staff, external food delivery and ordering, mobile key-less check-in and long stay lockers.
Hometels is a new sector of the hospitality industry created by room2. They sit between hotels, Airbnb and serviced apartments, and deliver the comforts and flexibility of home combined with the best bits of a hotel, plus the experience of Airbnb. room2 currently have hometels open in Hammersmith London and Southampton, with sites in development in Chiswick and Manchester, along with an exciting pipeline of further properties to total 750+ keys.
About Lamington Group
Lamington is a 50-year-old family-owned and run real estate investment and development business based in London. The business has a significant property holding and operates in residential and short term apartments under theLamington Apartments brand.
Stay at room2 Southampton, the world’s first hometel, ideally situated by the harbour surrounded by great restaurants and kids centres.
Human centered design
In collaboration with human design experts we crafted better spaces to live. Spaces which allow you to be the best version of yourself, and are fully optimised for comfort, efficiency, well-being and accessibility, plus you’ll notice those special little touches too.
A longer stay
When you book a room with us we think it should be yours for a whole day. 24 hours. With us, check in is at 2pm and out at 2pm, it’s yours for the day – which gives you plenty of time to round up the troops!
Your diet on your schedule
Having to disrupt your family’s routine while you’re travelling is such a hassle. That’s why we’ve included kitchens in all our rooms which allow families to eat what they want, when they want. Not bothered to cook? Pop down to the Living Room or order a takeaway to eat in your room.
No one tells you what to do in your own home and that’s exactly how it is at room2. We’ve created a thoughtfully designed environment for a living experience that’s suits you. Here’s what you can expect:
We want you to be able to bring your entire family, so we’re 100% pet friendly. Just let us know beforehand and we’ll be ready.
Check-in your way
Check-in online, in person or at the kiosk. Gain access to your room through your phone or a traditional key card. It’s that easy!
Washing and ironing: Hate to do it, but can’t live without it. Located on the ground floor, our laundry room is open for guests to use.
The bits and bobs box
A box that’s full of all the bits you occasionally need… sellotape, batteries, sewing kit, games and more. We’ve got one in every room, help yourself.
How our rooms are laid out
Our rooms consist of a king size bed or two single beds (zip and link). Families of 3 rooms will consist of one king size bed and a roll-away bed suitable for children up to the age of 12. Families of 4 will be best suited to our loft rooms which consist of a king size bed and mezzanine floor with futon double bed for 2 children over the age of 8 or 2 adults.
The Living Room
Open to guests and locals, the Living Room is where your hot buffet breakfast is served. Feel free to join us throughout the day for a snack, pizza or cocktail. You'll also find the pantry here which is home to a few handy ingredients.