Inside the hotel room with a life-size flight simulator that guests can pilot

A Japanese hotel is offering guests the chance to experience what it's like to fly a plane – from the comfort of their bedroom.

The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu has unveiled a brand new hotel room which comes with its very own, life-size flight simulator, based on the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800.

It's not just a bit of quirky decor; it's a real, fully functional simulator which guests can actually pilot.

The Superior Cock Pit room also has all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, with twin beds and an ensuite bathroom.

Meanwhile, the flight simulation has you 'controlling' take-off, a flight and landing on a round trip from Haneda airport.

However if you want to try your hand at piloting, you're going to have to pay extra for the service, as you're not allowed to operate the simulator without an instructor.

In fact, the hotel website specifies that guests "can not sit in the pilot's seat in the simulator or touch the instrument".

A 90-minute flight simulation will set you back 30,000 yen (approximately £220).

If you want to sleep in the room, prices start from 25,300 yen per night for the twin room (approximately £186).

Don't go thinking you can book the room and then sneak into the simulator on your own – there's a transparent acrylic board to protect the machine.

The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is sure to be a hit with aviation fans anyway, thanks to the brilliant views of the Haneda airport runway to be found from the bedrooms.

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