Pengheng Space Capsule Hotel Staffed Entirely By Robots

The Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel in Shenzhen, China offers the ultimate in privacy. Staffed entirely by uninquisitive robots, this is the perfect getaway location.


(Pengheng robot hotel in Shenzhen, China)

Featuring spaceship-like decoration throughout the property, the Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel offers guest rooms with capsule beds and free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. Free public parking is available.

The Space Capsules Hotel is a 24-minute drive from Window of the World and a 36-minute drive from East Gate Shenzhen Pedestrian Street. It takes 34 minutes by taxi to get to Luohu Train Station. Bao’an International Airport is about a 20 minute drive away.

The elaborately designed capsules come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and a work desk. The shared bathroom has a hairdryer, free toiletries and a shower.

Fans of sf great Harry Harrison may recall the Robotnik from his 1970 novel The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge:

As soon as we had landed and our baggage had been disgorged, a robocab took us to the Dosadan-GIup Robotnik. This was the local branch of a planet-wide chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service. Everything was mechanized and computerized. Human beings presumably visited them once in a while to check the gauges and empty the tills, but I had never seen one although I had used these hotels quite often, for many obvious reasons. I had occasionally seen other guests entering or leaving but we had avoided each other's gaze like plague carriers. The Robotniks were islands of privacy in a sea of staring eyes.

Via MSN and booking.com.

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