A quirky new concept to Luzern and Switzerland, the Roll Hotel, which is essentially a mobile hotel, will launch and actively operate from the 29 May – 4 October 2015.
The operating period this year coincides with Gästival, the four-month long celebration in various locations around Lake Luzern to commemorate the 200 years of tourism in Luzern.
A tastefully refurbished 1960s caravan suitable for two adults, the concept of the Roll Hotel is to allow guests the chance to enjoy the most and the best of Lake Luzern’s surrounds without the fuss of renting an actual caravan or campervan and the high costs associated with hotel rooms with views.
Director of Switzerland Tourism ANZ, Mark Wettstein, says this accommodation concept is not only ideal for travellers who enjoy the flexibility and privacy that is on offer, but also for those who enjoy the simple pleasures of a caravan without actually having to drive it around looking for space and parking permits.
“It’s all seamlessly arranged for them,” he says. “They would simply pick the location from the list of places on offer around the lake, jump on a train, boat or bus using their Swiss Travel Pass, and the Roll Hotel will be at their desired location awaiting their arrival.
“It is efficient, environmentally friendly and provides guests the best views of the lake and its surrounds. Also, guests have the option of complete peace and quiet that they otherwise may not get at other accommodation options,” he adds.
While the Roll Hotel is placed at locations on a demand basis, this inaugural launch will see it placed in certain locations to tie in with Gästival. It is scheduled to be at Luzern from 29 May – 21 June; Stansstad from 25 June – 12 July; Brunnen from 16 July – 2 August; Alpnachstad from 6 – 23 August; Flüelen from 27 August – 13 September and Vitznau from 17 September – 4 October.
Prices for the Roll Hotel start at AUD335 per couple, per night and include breakfast. To find out more about the Roll Hotel, visit www.rollhotel.ch. For more information on Gästival and Luzern or wider Switzerland, head to www.myswitzerland.com and see www.myswitzerland.com/rail for the Swiss Travel Pass.