The first UK futuristic rooftop caravan hotel is a growing success

Retro rooftop caravan hotel? There is nothing else like it in Europe at the moment

by Norah Lindsay

The Brooks Guesthouse in Bristol has recently installed Rocket caravan rooftop hotels in their hotel package, and in just under a month, the retro hotels have been a flying success.

Late last month, (27 April), a boutique hotel in Bristol, the Brooks Guesthouse was approached by the British aluminium caravan owners Retro Rockets, who proposed the idea of quirky hotel caravans on the roof of the hotel.

The installation process of the caravans was quite a sight, as the silver caravans had to be hoisted up by a crane into place. Being the first ever rooftop caravan hotel in Europe, Brooks Guesthouse’s ‘Rooftop Rockets’ hotel option has become the latest major Bristol attraction.

CaravanTimes got talking to Carla Brooks, co-owner of the boutique Brooks Guesthouse to see just how good the rooftop caravan hotels have been doing.

Carla said: “They have been booked out every night that they have been open since the 2 May and we have good bookings for the future but we still have availability.”

Carla adds that she would love readers of CaravanTimes to visit the one-of-a-kind caravans, and with rates from £99 per night for two people sharing and Bed & Breakfast, we think our readers will definitely be taking up the opportunity very soon.

There are three types of ‘Rooftop Rockets’ available, the 16ft Rocket from (£90-139), the 18ft Rocket from (£90-159) and the largest, 20ft Rocket from (£90-160).

Special features in the rocket include, flat screen TVs, Eco heating with individual room temperature control and Hans Grohe Eco showers.

The rooftop caravan hotels are so unique they have been identified as the first ever of their kind in Europe. We asked Carla how the decision to create the quirky hotels came about.

She said: “We were approached by Retro Rockets headed up by Peter Carrick and Andrew Brooks, my husband and co-director, went to see him and his work and we thought his product was fantastic. It is made In Britain, totally bespoke and extremely high quality, so we were delighted to support another family business in the UK.”

Talking more about the special features included within the caravans, Carla continues, “The interior  of the caravans have lots of design chic like pocket sprung mattress beds, goose down duvets, designer guild curtains and cushions, Hans Grohe power showers, and retro Roberts radio.”

Carla feels good about making the decision to add the popular new Bristol tourist attraction.

She says: “I feel it was the right decision for Bristol because it’s a city on the move up and up, it got voted the most popular place to live in the UK. The mayor George Ferguson is energetic and creative, as are destination Bristol who market the city and that coupled with our location being in St Nicks market makes for a great place to live and visit.”

For your chance to stay in a futuristic rooftop caravan hotel, visit the Brooks Guesthouse website. We dare you to try and beat CaravanTimes there.

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