Road Hotel or Rolling Hotel? Also known as a capsule hotel but
whatever it is, it looks bloody uncomfortable and a little on the claustrophobic
side even to someone who doesn’t get claustrophobia. I keep having visions of
all these people with their arms strapped to their sides being lifted up and
slotted into their six foot by three foot cubbyhole at the end of each night.
This German travel company’s monstrosity is parked in the local holiday park
here in Te Anau. The Rotel has a kitchen and toilet on board but lacks a shower,
hence the reason it is parked up at the campground- imagine if you came
across this while out freedom camping!
It looks like it would usually be party central but I think it might have
lost some of it’s appeal after a week of rain.
I doubt there’s much insulation in those walls and I bet many of the guests
have been suffering in the cold, especially the last few days when it's hardly got above 8 degrees overnight. And all that
condensation from so many people. Not to mention the noises and smells while
Coffin like sleeping quarters wouldn’t appeal to most people but
obviously it’s a cheaper form of travel for German travellers than other more
conventional methods. They are on a 24 day tour of New Zealand and have visited
many places from Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Fiordland in the
Oh and there are double capsule options available…now that’s sure to test the