Free Covid-19 tests are to be provided to guests checking in with Spanish chain Room Mate Hotels.

Rapid antigen tests for guests will be available by qualified healthcare staff from mid-October together with a symptom tracking service throughout their stay via an app. Results will be available within 15 minutes.

Long-stay guests will be tested every three to five days. 

Tests will also be provided for hotel staff to ensure their safety in the workplace.

The free tests will eventually be available at hotels in Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States and Turkey. 

A first phase will see tests offered at four hotels open in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Granada.

The service will expanded across the rest of the portfolio and at its beach hotels set to open next summer.

Tests will also be offered to clients who organise events at its hotels.