‘Britain has some of the safest roads in Europe. But this isn’t Britain. Dis is za Autobahn’. Take advantage of the Autobahn’s no speed limit driving as you career full pelt into the V8 Hotel car park, pulling off a sweet handbreak stop in the process. As you enter, marvel at the classic, retro and unusual cars on display. Book your room and sleep in a bed ingeniously created from an old Mercedes. Rooms are decorated to resemble everything from a car wash to a gas station and the unique Zeppelin Suite has its own roof terrace and private sauna. The ‘heat bank’ in the hotel’s spa will ease tension from your body and the heated pools and tropical rain showers will invigorate you after a day’s driving. The hotel is often the venue for impromptu meetings of cruisers and petrol heads from all over Europe, like a Mecca for car lovers. There is also an automobile themed restaurant and shops selling specialist driving stuff. Marvelous.