Hotel that offers you the ride of your life
The V8 Hotel in Germany boasts rooms to please any petrol head because the beds and rooms are made from cars.
Published: 9:35AM BST 16 Aug 2010
Based in the centre of Stuttgart’s Meilenwerk – a German international hub for car dealers – guests can sleep in everything from a Morris Minor to a Mercedes.
For those who like a high-octane holiday experience, visitors can cuddle up under the stars at the drive-in, tune their engines in the workshop or even keep enjoy a night’s rest at the car wash.
Built inside the city’s old Boblingen Airport the hotel also has a suite built on three levels within the building’s former control tower.
For around £312 a night visitors can stay in the spacious Zeppelin Suite featuring a sauna, terrace and landscape views over the old airport grounds.
Hotel employee Heike Petzold said: “Everybody wants to stay here when they come to the Meilenwerk.
“It’s really amazing because even people who live in the area come here to stay for a night in the themed rooms.
“It attracts everyone of all ages, from children to old age pensioners and of course businessmen during the week and families too.
“All kinds of people come here, so it’s not just for car enthusiasts, but of course there are those that are interested in car history and the automobile industry’s connections to the region too.
“We’ve even had a few celebrity guests, but I can’t say who they are as I’m not allowed.”
The four-star hotel incorporates 34 rooms and the car theme continues from reception to the restaurant.
Apart from the trendy details and antique accessories used to decorate the rooms some of them also feature original parts from the automotive world.
The rest of the rooms are designed in the classic Bauhaus style, but of course the motor theme is present there too.
The car-containing rooms in the hotel include a 70’s Cadillac drive-in cinema, a Mercedes Benz carwarsh, and a Morris Minor garage.