Spanish hotel group offers free Wi-Fi to go
George Mills · 3 Jul 2013, 12:09
Published: 03 Jul 2013 12:09 GMT+02:00
The WiMate service is being offered by Spanish hotel chain Room Mate Hotels.
The service — introduced on Monday — lets people access the internet wherever there is coverage 24 hours a day, according to the company.
By hooking up to a small mobile router, guests at eleven of the company's hotels in Spain can access the internet using six different devices including laptops and iPads.
People can also use the gadget when travelling between different participating hotels, a spokesperson for the company told The Local.
This means that if you stay at a hotel belonging to the chain in Toledo and then again in Barcelona, you can keep the device with you.
Anyone who books online can reserve the service.
"One of the big problems when it comes to travelling is the lack of (internet) connection and the high fees you pay on the road," said Room Mate Hotels founder Kike Sarasola in a statement.
"With this service we are offering our customers an essential service and a new way of travelling," said the former Olympian
Room Mates Hotels plan to roll out its WiMate services in its other Spanish hotels at a later date.