Saturday, December 08, 2007

Hotel on wheels

We have all heard of hotels on wheels.....on rails rather, but here is a another, even more interesting idea.

Rotel is a German tour operator whose USP is the mobile hotel. And I kid you not, Rotel offers tours across various parts of the world on caravan-like vehicles which can provide accomodation for dozens of people. Rotel stands for "Rolling Hotel", by the way.

Rotel Website (Site is in German)

One of these giants is in Trivandrum today. After a lengthy and hair-raising chase down the Highway, yours truely managed to catch up with the giant truck as it parked for the night close to the Uday Samudra Beach Resort at Kovalam.

The Mercedes Benz truck at the front acts as a coach for the guests during the daytime when the convoy does its travelling. The trailer provides bunks for the night and other amenities.


  1. dai this is not the first time rotel is spotted in trivandrum.... i think they come every year or so... i have seen it twice or so.....

  2. Wow!. I just stumbled upon your blog. Great work

  3. Yeap....Rotel has been visiting Trivandrum regularly. In fact, I have been told that they have been coming for almost three decades now eventhough this is the first time I have seen them.

    I think we should have an annual welcoming event for them.


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