Rebecca Jackson visits a Volkwagen 'hotel' on a tiny island by Henley-on-Thames, where you stay in one of six VW California camper vans for just £35 a night.
Volkswagen has created a "hotel" by placing six California SE camper vans on a tiny island in Henley-on-Thames. Each vehicle can sleep up to four people. VW says guests will get the first ever chance
to sleep on the beautiful island made famous by the Henley Royal Regatta and its ornamental folly. The temple boasts, among other features, wall paintings that are thought to be earliest surviving
Etruscan works in Great Britain. "Rooms" at the Hotel California meanwhile include free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and climate control. Rebecca Jackson was one of the first to stay at the hotel and
investigates what you get for the £35-a-night rate. Volkswagen is running Hotel California at Henley-on-Thames in conjunction with LateRooms.com, offering anybody the chance to book one of the six
rooms. And if you miss out this time then fear not - the hotel is touring the country and so is destined for what are described as other "adventurous locations" around the UK.