The high quality of construction and the many thoughtful design touches confirm that Hymer has put in more effort than many rivals. Call it ‘quality’ or ‘added value’. Whatever it is, the Hymer ML-T 630 has it big time. When compared to others in this market sector, it is worth that 70-grand price tag – no question!
The rear bedroom is the star attraction
Storage space is generous
The kitchen is very compact
Both Hymer and Mercedes-Benz have enviable reputations for quality. Add in the fact that both are never the cheapest in the showrooms and it becomes clear that this Hymer ML-T 630 review should cover three main areas: the practicality of the conversion; whether those reputations are justified; and whether it is worth all that dosh.
This motorhome is not huge but it does feature a very commodious lounge, bedroom and washroom
The lounge-dinette makes full use of the best seats in the house, which are the ergonomically correct, fully adjustable cab pews. That’s not to say that the L-shaped sofa and inward-facing seat opposite were in any way uncomfortable, because they weren’t. The reason is that Hymer made the effort to sculpt the backrests for effective lumbar support.
The twin forward-facing travel seat would be a bit cosy for two slightly stocky passengers, but sufficient for a pair of younger people. This motorhome is not huge but it does feature a very commodious lounge, bedroom and washroom.
Something had to give, though, and it ended up being the kitchen. And although this space is not as large as in other Hymers of similar length, it appears to be roomy enough. Worktop is at a premium when the sink is in use. To work around this, I reckon you’ll have to plan the order in which meals are prepared to ensure that the chopping board is used before the sink that it covers.
Between the bedroom and kitchen are the split elements of the washroom: the shower on the nearside, and the basin and toilet in a cubicle opposite. Both have their own doors so they can be used simultaneously. They can also be opened to create a huge dressing area, which is in turn separated from the salon by a solid sliding room divider.
That sort of compromise doesn’t happen in the rear bedroom, which is a priority in this Hymer. New motorcaravanners may wonder what the principal advantage of this sort of low-level peninsula bed is over, say, a corner one. It is that the partner by the wall benefits from easy access to and egress from the bed without having to climb over the one by the aisle.
The supplied mattress topper should ensure a good night’s sleep. The Hymer options list may appear challenging to decode, but I’m pretty sure that an even longer mattress and base are available for tall people.
A dedicated two-berth motorhome of this size is likely to have a wealth of storage space, and this does. Moreover, it is the way the space is used that is just as important as the amount. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the ML-T 630’s stowage options. There are so many that there is no space here to itemise it all, but here is a taster: deep drawers offered easy retrieval of tins and packets in the kitchen, a pouch for specs and Kindle adjacent to the headboard, a convertible freezer for more refrigeration and less freezing and, finally, dedicated storage space for the spare wheel.