The world’s first ‘robot hotel’ is now open in Japan

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The first ‘robot hotel’ in the world has opened in Japan and it’s pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be. The Henn-na Hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is staffed entirely by robots and features some pretty high-tech features, including facial recognition check-in, luggage delivery by robotic trolleys and even a dinosaur at reception.

The 72-room hotel has been built as part of a push to make Sasebo a ‘future city’ and it’s certainly living up to that aim. The rooms are simple but comfortable, with all the basic amenities you need for a short stay.

The real star of the show, though, are the robots. As well as the aforementioned check-in and luggage delivery, there are also robots that clean the rooms and a robotic concierge that can help you with information about the local area.

It’s all very impressive, but it’s also pretty pricey. Rooms start at around $60 per night, which is significantly more than a standard hotel in the area.

So, if you’re looking for a futuristic hotel experience, the Henn-na Hotel is definitely worth a visit. Just be prepared to open your wallet a little wider than usual.

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