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


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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