ZERO Box Lodge is not just another budget hotel. Located right in the heart of beautiful Port, ZERO is a self-proclaimed “ground-breaking experience”. How so?
Let’s start with the basics. There are three types of rooms or “boxes” as they call them here. Zero is a windowless room with a private bathroom and a double bed, One is basically a Zero but with a window, and Two is bigger, comfier version of One. In case you want to grab a bite or a drink, there are two restaurants in the hotel and three bars, including a rooftop bar.
So far so good? Well, this is where it gets interesting. Two is more than just a double room. It also features a punching bag and a pair of leather boxing gloves turning it into your private gym. On top of that, all the other rooms are equipped with a snorkelling kit. You can use your snorkel in the watertank on the rooftop – there are some surprises waiting for you underwater.
Not weird enough? There’s also the Bookstop (a one-author library storing only books by the Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares), an old safe filled with zero dollar bills, a welcome beer with a custom-made label you won’t find anywhere else in the world and the mysterious art characters created specifically for ZERO by artist Paulo Rammuni.
To top it all off, the most bizarre and exciting concept at ZERO is their Free Room. Here, anyone with a creative and cheeky idea can stay for free… if they’re ok with being part of a living installation. Free Room is in fact a glass-walled box at the entrance of the hotel so prepare for peeping Toms spying on you all night. Would you do it?
Visit TheZeroHotels.com for more information.