If you’re traveling to Melbourne and are looking to stay at an outside-the-box style of hotel, look no further than Notel — a rooftop hotel where each room is an Airstream trailer. “We have five of our (anything but) standard 31 foot trailers,” writes Notel. “Each suite features it’s own deck which opens onto a communal area, a great spot to chill outside. Step inside to your lounge area with WiFi and an iPad Pro loaded with goodies like Netflix. Your virtual concierge is run through this iPad and helps you find the best spots in Melbourne’s CBD to eat, drink and play. We’ll even help you book places that are hard to find or usually booked out (just ask). While we encourage you to get out and explore, when you do return it’s to a queen-sized bed with premium Aura linen, pillows and throws. Your ensuite bathroom features full height shower and complementary toiletries, with towels also from Aura.”
“An all year round affair, heating and cooling is via individual split system to keep you comfortable,” adds Notel. “Our bar fridge is stocked with complimentary local craft beer, bubbles, water and snacks. There can be only one — and there is, so book fast. The Airstream With Benefits is our top offer. Everything that makes our 31ft Airstream great with the added bonus of an open air Saphire Spa. With prime position, the spa and secluded private deck sit front and centre, overlooking Melbourne’s famous Flinders Lane.”
You can book your stay at Notel by visiting NotelMelbourne.com.au, and be sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram as well. And to learn more about the new renaissance that Airstream trailers are experiencing at the moment, NBC Nightly News takes us inside the Arizona factory where the iconic trailers are made. Turns out, demand is so high it’s hard to keep up. And see how one man turned an Airstream into a beautiful little home for him and his daughter.