Playmobil is a line of toys that was first developed in 1971 by a German designer called Hans Beck. Since then, more than 2.6 billion characters have been produced. The company sells its toys in more than 80 countries, and there are 30 different play themes and settings - one of which is the Playmobil Hotel.
When all the parts have been slotted together, the size of the Playmobil Hotel is 27.2in by 11.8in by 15.7in. As with many of Playmobil's thematic settings, the Playmobil Hotel tries to keep things true to real life. Just like real life, the hotel has a check-in desk and a desk attendant to go with it. This attention to detail stretches to hotel room keys, a safe, computer monitors and a magazine rack (with little Playmobil magazines on them).
Each bedroom has everything you'd expect in a hotel room - a bed, an alarm clock, a television and a bathroom with shower and toilet. The keys from the check-in desk have to be used to open the bedroom doors too. The hotel has a cafe with tables, chairs, a waiter, and a stand for all the plates to be kept.
Every hotel needs staff, and that applies to the Playmobil Hotel too. For that reason you can buy all sorts of staff members to keep the guests happy - you can find pizza delivery men that come with a bike and a pizza box, as well as a cook with a ladle and a chef's hat. There is a porter with a baggage rack (including baggage), and a cleaning lady with all the Playmobil cleaning products she could need. On top of that, you can buy a hotel shuttle bus complete with a driver, to make sure the guests can find the hotel comfortably.
There are also extra buildings that can be purchased to add to the hotel, increasing it in size, and opening up more spaces for children to play with the figures in. The luxury suite adds a grand bedroom leading out to a balcony, and the pack comes with three figures included - according to the instructions it takes around 50 minutes to assemble the suite. Another additional area you can purchase is the summer hotel shop, complete with a shop assistant, shelving units, accessories and goods to buy, and a till for the figures to buy them at.
The Children's Club with Disco is another extra room to add to the already feature-heavy hotel. The disco comes with two dance songs included, but there is a cable that allows you to plug your mp3 player in and choose your favourite songs to dance to. For the full club effect, the disco ball spins, and the flashing coloured lights help to catch the atmosphere. The dance floor has a rotating mechanism too, and can be flipped over to make a board game that comes with pieces and a mini-score board.