Time to schedule your next trip to Spain! Located in Villares de la Reina, next to the A-62 motorway (which connects France to Portugal), stands the Resotel — Racing Dreams; a technicolor, motorsports-themed, 11-room boutique hotel over a gas station. Juan Carlos, the manager and designer, took over the humble station from his parents, transforming it piecemeal into this speed-demon dream over the years. His approach informs the neon-heavy, orange-and-blue color scheme, peppering the rooms with all sorts of whimsical discoveries.
The guest grooms include colored toilet paper, rubber duckies, and light-up globes. The design philosophy is one part cartoon, one part efficiency apartment, and one part bionic fantasy, especially in the future-sleek lighting fixtures. There is also tons of natural light bouncing off the reflective sheen.
There’s a rooftop terrace with garden views, a complimentary breakfast spread, and a pizza restaurant and bar called Pizza Pizza. Thinking about those who come from a far distance, the hotel also installed on location a Repsol service station and a recharging point for electric vehicles.
The kitsch is incredible throughout the hotel, an amazing assemblage of neon, memorabilia, Speed Racer tchotchkes, and vintage photography. Fill your stomach and your gas tank!
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