Today I took delivery of two insect hotels I bought off eBay. I meant to buy them last Autumn in time for hibernating insects but for some reason it never happened.
I bought a large one that has a chamber with a slotted entrance, I think that is intended for winged insects like Butterflies, Moths and Ladybirds to hibernate in. I also bought a smaller one that just has hollow canes and wood with holes in for Bees to nest in. Both have fir cones in the bottom, I'm guessing that this is to provide nooks and crannies for insects and spiders.
The larger one has no makers name on it, only a distributor called AM/63 in the Netherlands, the other is branded as Lifetime Garden by a company called A.I.&E. based in the Netherlands. Both are manufactured in the People's Republic of China.
I hope something uses them.