So rest assured that this fulsome praise comes from the heart, and not from any commercial interest. Although if the Yotel folk decide they want to give me free accommodation in their New York branch during the US Grand Prix in New Jersey, I wouldn't say no. Just putting it out there...
It wasn't too dark to read a book, just generally low lit. If you were in the mood for getting romantic, there wouldn't be any need to dim the lights. But the small space means you'd have to be quite creative and/or flexible.
The cramped quarters were annoying when I was trying to sort out my suitcase, but no so small that they caused any real difficulties.
And now on to the positives.
While not a double, the bed was spacious for a single. There was a flat-screen TV built into the wall at the end of the bed, and it came with all the Freeview channels your heart could desire.
The shower was mega. The bigger rooms get monsoon showers, but whatever they put in the standard cabin was fine by me. Loads of hot water, decent water pressure. What more do you want, except a giant fluffy towel? Well, you get one of those too. I was impressed by the quality of the towel for the price - you wouldn't believe how many flannels with pretensions get passed off as towels.
And the best bit? The lack of a window meant that I went to sleep in total darkness. As a result, I slept like a log and woke up feeling refreshed for the first time in god only knows how long.
Other positives include the clever use of space and the ability to ignore all human life by using a credit card check-in kiosk. Space-saving misanthropy FTW!
Kate Walker is F1 Editor of girlracer and Assistant Editor of GP Week. Follow her on Twitter @F1Kate, or read more of her writing at www.f1katewalker.com.