That Hotel Princess in Plochingen near Stuttgart is Germany’s first bitcoin hotel. The hoteliers were recently the first inn to set up a Bitcoin machine. Bookings and check-in are completely digital. It doesn’t need a reception. Instead, there is a Satoshi Bar.
The entrance area of Hotel Princess in Plochingen near Stuttgart is exceptional. Because there is a special feature that makes the hotel unique: a Bitcoin machine. This makes the inn the first Bitcoin hotel in Germany. However, the crypto machine is not only reserved for hotel guests.
In the family-run inn in Plochingen, anyone who wants to can convert their euros into Bitcoin and transfer them to their smartphone. It is also possible to pay with the digital currency. Bookings and check-in are also completely digital. It doesn’t need a reception.
This is the first bitcoin hotel in Germany
The hoteliers describe their inn on their own website as a “fully digitized boutique hotel”. Accordingly, guests can handle almost all processes and services digitally. This applies to bookings and payments as well as check-in and check-out.
Guests can use an in-house app to manage their bookings, view bills and book and pay for additional services with just a few clicks. The room door can also be opened via smartphone. A classic reception is therefore superfluous.
Check-in and check-out via terminal or smartphone
Check-in and check-out at Hotel Princess is possible via a terminal. After booking and paying by smartphone, guests receive an additional room card there for access to the hotel. Guests can also use the Princess app to conveniently check out after their stay. All you have to do is put your room card in a mailbox.
Although there are employees at the Hotel Princess in Plochingen, there is no need for personal contact due to the digital processes. However, bookings can also be made by telephone. There is also an emergency number where someone can be reached 24/7.
Satoshi Bar and Crypto Art: Bitcoin is omnipresent in the hotel
The hotel owes its digital concept to director Marc Guilliard. But anyone who thinks that this is why the Hotel Princess is impersonal is wrong. The Guilliard family is there every day and always ready for a chat, especially at breakfast.
Thanks to the die-hard Bitcoin fans, the cryptocurrency is also ubiquitous in the hotel. In addition to the vending machine from the Austrian company Kurant, there are, for example, numerous Bitcoin pictures – some of them self-painted – and a shop with Bitcoin fan articles.
Snacks and drinks are available at the on-site Satoshi Bar, named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. Of course, guests can also pay with cryptocurrency at the bar. The Bitcoin cappuccino is considered a blockbuster and photo trend. With the help of a template and a cocoa can, guests can sprinkle the Bitcoin logo on their milk froth.