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Madrid opens first nap bar

If only we could all enjoy an afternoon nap during our working day. Well, in Spain you've long been able to. Despite this, capital Madrid has only now just opened its first 'nap bar'. 


At Siesta & Go, guests can check in, zonk out, and then clock back into work or wherever they’re off to next – all feeling refreshed.


Here, guests can book space by the minute, hour, or just rock up and hope one of the property’s 19 beds are available.


The location in the heart of the city’s financial district is no coincidence.


“It’s funny that we’re known for the siesta, but we haven’t been professional about it,” said Siesta & Go founder Maria Estrella Jorro de Inza.


“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.”


According to Bloomberg, an hour in a private room will set you back 14 euros (US$16).


De Inza’s idea stemmed from a trip to Tokyo, where she came across Japan’s famed capsule hotels, where guests sleep in tiny pods, as well as nap cafes, which offer a similar service for short snoozes. 


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 17 July 2017

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