Roatel opens more container accommodation for HGV drivers in Germany
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Another ‘Roatel' has become available for HGV drivers in Burgenland, Germany near the A9 motorway. Micro-hotel operator Roatel has opened two container-based Roatels with eight rooms altogether near Osterfeld, Burgenland.
Together with TotalEnergies Marketing Deutschland, which is providing the space, Roatel has opened two container accommodation points for HGV drivers at the Autohof Osterfeld Heidegrund Süd, in Burgenland, Germany – between Nuremberg and Leipzig.
The eight rooms are all equipped with a shower and a toilet and are meant to provide a safe overnight place for drivers who are not allowed to spend their 45-hour break in the cab of the lorry.
The basic module of a Roatel accommodation is a micro-hotel with four single rooms built into a 45ft sea freight container. The containers are thermally insulated and soundproofed, and air conditioning is provided for individual heating or cooling. Also, a window is built in each room.
The area of each room is 7.5 square meters and the inner height of the containers is 2.50 m, which makes the rooms 30% larger than the average cab size.
The rooms are equipped with a 90 x 200 cm bed, a toilet, a shower, a bench with a table, a shelf, a wardrobe and electric window blinds. WiFi and satellite TV with many international channels on a large screen is available free of charge and unlimited.
One room costs 49 euros for a night.
In addition to another newly opened micro-hotel in Heidegrund (Saxony-Anhalt), Roatels are already available in Löningen (Lower Saxony), Lutterberg (Lower Saxony), Schkeuditz (Saxony), Schopsdorf (Saxony) and in Bremen. According to the company, the opening of a total of 25 to 30 Roatels between Flensburg and Inntal can be expected by mid-2023.