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About Berlin

There’s so much to Berlin, and that’s probably why for so many people these days it’s the ultimate international city. The nightlife is hipper than New York and it’s as culturally and historically rich as London or Paris, plus it’s always been a powerhouse of creativity. And when it comes to the best places to stay in Berlin it’s an understatement to say you’re inundated with choice.

Berlin is multicultural and gritty, but also glamorous and grand. The impressive architecture and statuary sit in amongst welcoming green spaces and fantastic cafe strips where there’s something going on 24hours a day. And of course the food is everything it’s cracked up to be. This is a big city, but the districts you’ll want to visit are small and compact and easy to get around on foot. So even after a few days you’ll develop a relationship with this place. it makes a difference where you stay, but our Gurus have recommendations for the best places to stay in Berlin all over town, so if you choose your area first it might help you with a short list.

Berlin’s centre is called ‘Mitte’ or middle, and this is where you’ll find many of the tourist hubs like Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz, plus the Reichstag and reams of great cafes and restaurants. Charlottenburg has recently been redeveloped and is now a great place to find chic hotels as well as boutique shopping. Freiedrichshain was part of East Berlin, but has been gentrified since reunification, but it’s still a bit edgey.

What Not to Miss

Berlin is rife with iconic sights and sites, both old and new.

Obviously the 18th century neo-classical icon that is the Brandenburg Gate is unmissable - and not just because of its size, but many people would argue that so are some of dilapidating communist structures, made famous recently for the wonderful way they’ve been set upon by street artists and graffiti artists. Seeing these places, along with the remains of The Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Hitler’s Bunker and the Holocaust Memorial will really give you a sense of the drama that’s unfolded here.
Berlin has had a disproportionately large effect on European history and it’s been the location for more than its fair share of meaningful events. And you can see this wherever you look, from the Reichstag to Sanssouci Palace and the Museumsinsel (which translates to ‘Museum Island’). Museum Island is also known for the Pergamon Museum, which sits outside Berlin’s own history and has an amazing collection of world renowned Ancient Greek, Middle-Eastern and Islamic art and artefacts.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is where to go if you do want to focus on Berlin’s, and Germany’s, history. The Gemäldegalerie is an incredible collection of European art housed in an incredible building, and the Berlinische Galerie is Berlin’s modern art and design museum.
These days Berlin also has more than its fair share of cool. Private galleries are bursting with creativity, the theatre and music venues seem to be everywhere and always offering something new, and you’ll find the hippest DJs in the clubs. And of course this has always been a place to eat, drink and be merry.
Take a break in Tiergarten Park when you need it.

    Berlin’s energy is probably why its story is one of evolution and survival, despite hundreds of tumultuous years. Vibrant and cutting edge there’s really something for everyone here. Our Guru's recommendations for the best places to stay in Berlin range from the sumptuous Hotel de Rome, one of Rocco Forte's finest, to Die Fabrik a budget establishment ideal for those wanting to save their pennies for the pubs and clubs.

      Mitte

      • The Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin's grand dame, oozes luxury and sophistication. Featuring large rooms complete with elegant furniture, there's also a superb spa in which to unwind and fabulous breakfast buffets served each morning. A dreamy city spot.
      • Mandala Hotel offers spacious and contemporary suites just a stone's throw from the city's main attractions. With a Michelin starred restaurant and a spa, this is the ideal modern city break.

      Charlottenburg

      • Art Nouveau, located around the corner from the bustling Savignyplatz Square, offers charming accommodation featuring plenty of vibrant colours. An unfussy and friendly option, there's an honesty bar in the communal salon and organic breakfasts are served each morning.
      • Brandenburger Hof is an ultra-modern hotel, boasting luxurious accommodation fusing Prussian handcraft with a lightness usually found in Asian properties. Their Michelin-starred Quadriga restaurant serves up divine cuisine accompanied with a selection of over 850 German wines! An upmarket city stay.

      Freiedrichshain

      • Die Fabrik, set in a pre-war brick factory, is a great way to see Berlin on a budget. This hostel offers both individual bedrooms and dormitories for groups, whilst there's also a cafe with a courtyard where you can relax and meet other guests.
      • The quirky Huttenplast offers truly unique accommodation, ranging from caravans and log cabins to more conventional bedrooms. With family rooms available and bikes to hire if you want to explore the city, it's a fun and decent value all round stay.

      Pensions

      There are a number of pensions, often in converted pre-war apartment blocks, which have added modern touches that make them into something quite new, refreshing and comfortable.

      • Art Nouveau, located around the corner from the bustling Savignyplatz Square, offers charming accommodation featuring plenty of vibrant colours. An unfussy and friendly option, there's an honesty bar in the communal salon and organic breakfasts are served each morning.
      • Die Fabrik, set in a pre-war brick factory, is a great way to see Berlin on a budget. This hostel offers both individual bedrooms and dormitories for groups, whilst there's also a cafe with a courtyard where you can relax and meet other guests.

      For the design conscious

      There are other properties that have gone way down the designer route and have in themselves become art objects.

      • Arte Luise Kunsthotel is a prime example of this, with eclectic and funky rooms designed by different artists. Sculptures in the communal areas add to the place's gallery feel and it's a great value spot given its central location.
      • Lux 11 is not so extreme, but will please the young and design-conscious. Located in a lively part of East Berlin, this converted apartment block offers chic and contemporary whitewashed studio flats. With its own Japanese/Italian fusion restaurant and around the corner from a number of galleries, it's an incredibly hip stay.
      • The Ellington's 1920's facade belies its crisp, contemporary interiors with minimalist Scandinavian-style white on white rooms. Enjoy wonderful meals at their restaurant, and make the most out of your location to see all that the city has to offer.
      • Hotel Q, located just off Kurfürstendamm and its wealth of retail options, is an uber trendy design spot. Offering contemporary minimalist accommodation, a spa and a superb Thai restaurant, it's a great modern city spot.

      For traditionalists

      • Myer's Hotel is a wonderful spot for traditionalists, set in a classical 19th-century building in a quiet area. Charming rooms feature plenty of wood and dark hues, whilst there's also an English-style tea room to relax in after a day sightseeing.
      • The Heckers Hotel seamlessly blends contemporary common areas with faux-traditional accommodation (think neutral colours, rich fabrics and dark wooden furniture). Enjoy meals from the on site Greek brasserie - and all of this at superb value!

      Best luxury places to stay in Berlin

      • Schlosshotel im Grunewald, set in a 1912 courtier's palace decorated by Karl Lagerfeld, is located in Berlin's leafy suburbs. This elegant spot oozes class and style, with velvet fabrics and mahogany furniture. With two lovely restaurants, an indoor pool and extensive spa faciltiies, this is a truly first-rate stay.
      • The Regent is another obvious choice, with wood-panelled interiors and chandeliers. Home from home for the glitterati, it also boasts two Michelin starred dining and has long been feted as one of the best places to stay in Berlin.
      • Villa Abion, located right on the river Spree, boasts light and airy accommodation decorated with soft hues. A sleek stay with a laidback restaurant, you can also hire bikes to go off sightseeing.
      • Das Stue, housed in a former 1930s embassy, boasts contemporary accommodation with splashes of modern artwork on the walls and plenty of natural light. A stylish base from which to get to know Berlin.
      • Hotel Zoo offers uber-contemporary luxury accommodation with open plan bathrooms and plenty of vibrant colours. Enjoy splendid meals from the restaurant and make the most out of your location (on the renowned Kurfurstendamm street) to fully explore the city.
      • Hotel de Rome is a wonderful example of contemporary elegance. It offers sleek suites and a tooftop terrace with superb views - the ideal spot to enjoy a tipple after a long day out! A top choice.

      The Best Family Hotels

        • The Circus offers individually designed rooms with plenty of bold colours and pop art used throughout. What's more, there are two bedroom apartments (ideal for families), as well as a restaurant serving regional cuisine.
        • The quirky Huttenplast offers truly unique accommodation, ranging from caravans and log cabins to more conventional bedrooms. With family rooms available and bikes to hire if you want to explore the city, it's a fun and decent value all round stay.
        • Ackselhaus & Bluehome hotels are two spots that offer both individual rooms and a few self-catering apartments, perfect for family trips. The funky boutique bedrooms feature around the world themes with plenty of artwork adorning the walls and vibrant colours.

        Value Chic Stays

        • The characterful Monjibou Hotel enjoys a superbly central location and offers smart accommodation. You'll love the cosy feel of the library, complete with log fires and wood panelling, whils there's also a Parisian restaurant on site. Wonderful value.
        • 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is a quirky take on contemporary living. Set in an old office block, it boasts cool contemporary accommodation and open common spaces with exposed concrete walls and plenty of plants. A hip spot!
        • The trendy Michelberger Hotel is an ideal spot for young travellers. With themed rooms featuring the bare necessities and a bar (not to mention the beer garden!), it's a great place to meet fellow tourists.
        • Ku Damm 101 is a contemporary minimalist hotel, featuring large simple rooms with pale hues and plenty of natural light. Whilst it's a little outside the centre of town, it's a friendly and functional base from which to see Berlin.
        • Bleibtreu Hotel, located just off Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's most renowned shopping street, offers boutique accommodation with plenty of of natural light and a lovely courtyard in which to relax after a day sightseeing.

        Travel Information

          • Berlin has two airports, Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld. Berlin-Tegel is marginally closer to the centre of town, but Berlin-Schönefeld is being expanded, so watch this space. From Berlin-Tegel to the centre of town it’s just 20minutes on the X9 Express Bus, which departs every ten minutes. From Berlin-Schönefeld you can catch the train on the S9 line to Ostkreuz, then transfer to lines S5, S7 or S75 to get to Berlin Central Station. Or, you can take the regional RE7 and RB14 trains which take around 30minutes to reach Central Station.
          • Berlin Central Station is an international rail station, which connects to the Eurostar lines as well as other European railways, so you can easily arrive by train.
          • If you want to hire a car while in Berlin we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
          • Berlin is busiest over the summer, so if you’re not put off by cooler weather then it’s probably best to visit when it’s quieter in April/ May or September/ October. During these shoulder seasons you can expect weather averages around 10°C, and for accommodation to be better value. If you like the cold Berlin is also a great place to visit during the Christmas season when the city is beautifully decorated and there’s plenty of gluhwein and good cheer.

          Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Berlin for you?

            Best Hotels in Berlin

            • Weinmeister 84 rooms from $151

              Berlin

              A hip destination for movers and shakers in the revellers' district, Mitte. Urban-chic contemporary rooms with white washed walls and designer bed pods. Fantastic roof top bar, lots of parties, restaurant, and excellent spa.

              City Style
              Roof terrace
              Sights nearby  -  Plenty of major attractions can be reached on foot.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Lux 11 Hotel 72 rooms from $238

              Berlin

              Cool, easy-going designer hotel in a lively part of East Berlin. White on white studio rooms with magenta throws, kitchenettes and rain showers. A unique Aveda HairSpa and excellent Japanese/Italian fusion restaurant. A fashionable spot on the doorstep of galleries, restaurants, and shops.

              City Style  -  Designer-architects Claudio Silverstein and Giulana Salmaso have crafted a sleek space unique in this edgy trendy part of town.
              Great walks  -  Alexanderplatz is one of the most famous squares of Berlin.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Full of character
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers
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            • Hotel Adlon Kempinski 382 rooms from $463

              Berlin

              The Grande Dame of Berlin's hotels. Large, luxurious and sophisticated rooms with smart fabrics and elegant furniture. Fantastic spa, restaurant and conference facilities for both business and leisure guests. A hotel that caters to every comfort in excess and in style.

              Large Hotel
              Free wifi
              Great walks  -  Ask for the personalised walking and jogging maps and go through the beautiful Berlin Tiergarten.
              Sights nearby  -  Reserve an exclusive Berlin city tour at the travel desk.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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            • Hotel Art Nouveau 22 rooms from $102

              Berlin

              A modern revamp of a classic Art Nouveau building. Charming rooms feature wooden floors and contemporary touches, think vast photos of gourds and Alice-in-Wonderland mirrors. Delicious organic breakfast is served in the bright and airy dining room. A fun and vibrant spot for exploring the city.

              Value chic  -  Wooden floors and high ceilings meet cutting edge art and funky design, at a reasonable price tag.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
              Full of character
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
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            • Hotel de Rome 146 rooms from $366

              Berlin

              One of Rocco Forte's finest hotels. Architectural splendour and grand interiors that ooze contemporary elegance. Sleek rooms and suites in blues, reds and beiges. Fantastic roof top terrace bar/lounge with unrivalled views of Berlin, great spa. An ultra-stylish spot for any city visitor.

              Sights nearby  -  Explore the city by hopping on the metro at U Hausvogteiplatz
              Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
              Full of character
              Romantic  -  Good for couples.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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            • Regent Berlin Hotel 195 rooms from $367

              Berlin

              Glitter and practicality combined in a well-run hotel. Highly polished marble, panelled public rooms, chandeliers, Victorian landscapes and English period prints. A sophisticated hotel with a double Michelin-starred restaurant. A home from home for glitterati.

              Foodies  -  A range of restaurants and bars to explore, as well as Fischers Fritz Restaurant and its two Michelan Stars.
              Sights nearby  -  Nearby Französische Straße underground station is a great way to explore the city.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Full of character
              Recommended by  -  Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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            • Hotel Brandenburger Hof 72 rooms from $155

              Berlin

              Privately owned luxury hotel with a design-conscious twist. The interiors fuse Prussian handcraft, Asian lightness and the ideals of the Bauhaus era. Its Michelin-starred restaurant is one of Berlin’s best and has a cellar of over 850 German wines. A sophisticated choice.

              Restaurant  -  Recommended.
              Sights nearby  -  Just down the road is Gedächtniskirche memorial church, damaged in WWII and now a memorial to peace and reconciliation.
              Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
              Full of character
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
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            • nhow 304 rooms from $178

              Berlin

              Contemporary cutting-edge design hotel. Futuristic rooms have bubble gum colours and curvaceous furniture. Two recording studios, restaurant, and spa. A hip destination.

              City Style
              Lively  -  Europe's first music hotel
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Heckers Hotel 69 rooms from $97

              Berlin

              Privately run 4* luxury in West Berlin offering prime location. Contemporary rooms furnished with faux-traditional elegance - neutral colours, rich fabrics and dark wooden furniture. The bathrooms are lavish. Restaurant, terrace and bar are lively. An understated and extremely comfortable choice.

              Sights nearby  -  The government district around the Reichstag is a short bus ride away and a great afternoon.
              Full of character
              Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
              Spa
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            • Schlosshotel im Grunewald 53 rooms from $256

              Berlin

              A 1912 courtier's palace decorated by Karl Lagerfeld just outside Berlin in the leafy Grunewald suburbs. Opulence and grandeur from head to toe - rich crushed velvet fabrics, mahogany furniture, marble fireplaces, parquet floors, oil paintings. Two restaurants and a good spa. A lavish spot.

              City Style  -  Spend your day being chauffeured around Berlin in a Rolls Royce, followed by an evening drink in the Tire Bouchon smoking salon.
              Total relaxation  -  This hotel was built for luxurious repose, from spa treatments to beds of the finest fabrics and knockout dining.
              Great walks  -  Near several small lakes and surrounded with wooded trails, plus the hotel will prepare private picnics for you.
              Designer  -  Karl Lagerfeld and Patrick Hellmann had a strong hand in the interiors.
              Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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            • Hotel Zoo 144 rooms from $233

              Berlin (KURFÜRSTENDAMM 25)

              A stylish and quirky hotel in a well known shopping street of Berlin. Rooms are uniquely designed, uber luxurious and some with open plan bathrooms. Also features a fine dining restaurant, a chic bar and fitness centre. Has been a popular hub with celebrities in the past, evokes classic elegance.

              Local exploring  -  Located in the prestigious Kurfurstendamm street, surrounded by designer stores, restaurants and bars
              City Style  -  Opulent rooms with all modern facilities
              Sights nearby  -  The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Berlin Zoo cannot be missed
              Opulent
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            • The Dude 27 rooms from $113

              Berlin

              An eclectic mix of contemporary design and elegance. An iconic bar and steakhouse restaurant, small gym, and sophisticated suites with private balconies. A grown up spot with oodles of character.

              City Style
              Sights nearby  -  Museum Island is only 15 minutes walk away
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Boutique Hotel i31 117 rooms from $137

              Berlin

              A chic and modern hotel located in the bustling Mitte district, close by to restaurants, bars and shops. Rooms are in contemporary style with comfort facilities. The bar is elegant with sleek design and a sumptuous buffet breakfast is served every morning. Super-central.

              Local exploring  -  The train station is located within walking distance, making it easy to explore surrounding areas as well
              City Style  -  Contemporary style rooms fit for the city traveller
              Local markets  -  Visit the local markets at the Friedrichstrasse shopping street
              Views  -  Great views from hotel
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            • Sir FK Savigny Hotel 44 rooms from $96

              Berlin

              A smart and graceful hotel in one of Berlin's liveliest areas. Black and white bedrooms with modern art and private balconies. Trendy bar and lobby area with lots of white leather and animal hide throws. Sophisticated contemporary elegance.

              City Style
              Lively  -  In the heart of the trendy Charlottenburg district
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
              Traditional
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Bleibtreu Hotel 60 rooms from $106

              Berlin

              Subtly modern, lots of natural light, simple rooms in a sleepy part of Berlin. Lovely courtyard, spa, and restaurant inspired by New York. A great city choice for those looking for something less avant garde.

              City Style
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Max Brown Ku'damm 70 rooms from 70

              Berlin

              A chic modern hotel in the quiet Charlottenburg district. Minimalist styled rooms are individually designed and boast high ceilings and enormous sash windows. A lively bar complete with billiard table and excellent breakfasts are on offer. A reasonably priced option for the design conscious.

              Value chic  -  A hip spot in leafy Charlottenburg offered at very reasonable rates.
              Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
              Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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            • Hotel Q 77 rooms from $108

              Berlin

              A super trendy design hotel off the main retail street Kurfürstendamm. Contemporary rooms and suites with minimal furnishings and all the mod cons, lively member's only bar, top of the range spa, and a Thai restaurant. A highly coveted spot for movers and shakers.

              City Style  -  Cutting edge design and a covetted member's only bar.
              Bar  -  Lively, member's only, plus guests.
              Spa breaks
              Sights nearby  -  Around the corner is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
              Recommended by  -  I Escape
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            • Monbijou Hotel 101 rooms from $82

              Berlin

              A fabulous boutique slap bang in the middle of Berlin. Eclectic modern interiors filled with attractive objets d'arts, a lively bar, cosy library with fireplaces, gorgeous rooms and suites, and a Parisian restaurant. Super cool, very central, and good value.

              Outstanding location  -  Positioned in the absolute city centre in the Berlin Mitte, with views of the Berliner Dom.
              Boutique  -  Stunning interiors house an eclectic collection of objets d'arts and modern design.
              City Style  -  In the ultimate central location with bags of personality and personability.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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            • 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin 149 rooms from $92

              Berlin

              A cutting edge urban paradise in West Berlin's old centre. An office block conversion, now a contemporary take on urban living. Big bright open spaces with exposed concrete walls, beautiful rooms, lively rooftop terrace bar, lounge DJ performances, and a Mediterranean restaurant. Super cool.

              City Style  -  Located in West Berlin’s old centre, between Tiergarten Park, the Berlin Zoo and the retail heart, Kurfürstendamm.
              Designer  -  Cutting egde design has transformed an old office space into an urban paradise.
              Views  -  Stunning cityscape and zoo views from all angles
              Roof terrace  -  Lively rooftop Monkey Bar.
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            • Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin 208 rooms from $149

              Berlin (Mitte)

              A luxury hotel in the heart of Berlin with a stylish converted warehouse feel. Guests can enjoy the fine, grill restaurant and an extensive Turkish spa. Rooms are decorated in warming, earthy colours and private balconies with city views are available on request.

              Spa  -  1000 Square metre BeFine Health Club and Spa
              Sights nearby  -  Brandenburg Gate and all of Berlin's attractions are easily accessible
              Local markets  -  Gendarmenmarkt
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Cosmo Hotel Berlin Mitte 84 rooms from $103

              Berlin

              A contemporary hotel in West Berlin's Mitte district. Large spaces have sleek lines and minimalist furnishings. Rooftop terrace, lively bar, fitness centre and excellent business facilities. Cosmopolitan with the right touch of sombreness. Ideal for leisure travellers as well as business visitors.

              City Style
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Spa
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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            • Huttenpalast 18 rooms from $79

              Berlin

              Quietly located in Berlin's trendy Neukölln district, this quirky hotel has 18 unique and original rooms. Stay in caravans, log cabins or comfortable, contemporary bedrooms. Huttenpalast is located near hundreds of interesting bars, restaurants and clubs - a perfect hub for exploring the city.

              Close to nightlife  -  Lots of interesting bars, cafes, restaurants within 5 min walk of hotel.
              Sights nearby  -  3.5km from infamous Checkpoint Charlie
              Learning  -  Lots of local museums to explore
              Cycling  -  Bicycle hire available
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            • Casa Camper, Berlin 51 rooms from $179

              Berlin

              Contemporary hotel in central Berlin with a popular restaurant, small gym, and within striking distance of the trendiest areas. Bedrooms and suites have light parquet floors, red walls, and all the modern gadgetry necessary. A cool city spot.

              Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of the city
              City Style
              Foodies
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape
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            • The Circus 60 rooms from $102

              Berlin

              The newest hotel in the Circus group following the ever-popular hostel. Creative design throughout. Bold colours in the individually designed rooms and some feature large works of pop-art. Regional-modern cuisine and an excellent cocktail list. Well positioned for city exploring.

              Local exploring  -  Located in Berlin’s central district surrounded by galleries, restaurants and bars.
              Value chic  -  Abundant style and devilishly good prices.
              Sights nearby  -  Visit the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Embassy and Alexanderplatz.
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            • Ackselhaus & Bluehome Hotels 31 rooms from 150

              Berlin

              A truly boutique collection of two hotels with rooms and a few self-catering apartments. Bedrooms have around the world themes - think Africa, Rome, China - in vibrant colours with stand alone bathtubs. A great choice for families, groups and couples.

              Foodies
              Families
              Sights nearby  -  ewish cemetery on Schönhauser Allee.
              Romantic  -  Good for couples.
              Recommended by  -  I Escape
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            • Villa Abion 224 rooms from $127

              Berlin

              A contemporary luxury hotel set on the river in a serene part of Berlin. Light airy rooms and suites have large warehouse-style windows. Soft hues are livened by pops of green. A laid-back restaurant boasts lovely river views. Hire a hotel bike for easy access to all the action. A sleek property.

              City Style  -  A slick modern hotel spectacularly positioned right on the river Spree.
              Sights nearby  -  Not to miss sights include Alexanderplatz, Eastside Gallery and Check Point Charlie but the list of sights is endless.
              Views  -  Great views from hotel
              Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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            • Soho House Berlin 65 rooms from $114

              Berlin

              The coolest place in town. Soho House is a playground for grown-ups. Chic boutique rooms and self-catering apartments, all completely different but equally as special as the next. Busy bistro, fantastic roof top bar and pool, gym and spa area. Young, fun, luxurious.

              Roof terrace  -  With bar and pool.
              Views  -  Great views from hotel
              City Style
              Chic
              Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
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            • Mittendrin Hotel 4 rooms from $102

              Berlin (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf)

              A charming owner-managed boutique hotel. The four rooms are all individually styled with bright colours and traditional features. A hearty breakfast is served. Just minutes from the underground and plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the area. An ideal base for city exploration.

              Local exploring  -  A small boutique hotel with great transport connections.
              Sights nearby  -  Visit some of Berlin's most iconic sights including Alexanderplatz, The Berlin Wall and Check Point Charlie.
              Traditional
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            • Arte Luise Kunsthotel 48 rooms from $88

              Berlin

              Eclectic, funky hotel with rooms designed by different artists. Each room is as whacky as the next - the themes jump from time, to space, to travel. The sculptures in the lobby and philosophy in the stairwell accompany the guests en route rather like an art gallery in which you can stay the night.

              Writing a novel  -  Artists stay for free if they contribute to the project, thus you'll always find a creative crowd hanging around the courtyard!
              Value chic  -  An unheard of price for this prime central location, not to mention the funky design and interesting folks you'll meet here.
              Local markets  -  A 20 minute walk brings you to The Gendarmenmarkt, a lovely open square that holds one of the city's famed Christmas markets.
              Sights nearby  -  The Reichstag Dome is only five minutes down the road, climb the double helix walkway for the best viewpoint over the city.
              Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Frommers
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            • Ku Damm 101 170 rooms from $89

              Berlin

              Large contemporary minimalist hotel, cool and affordable. Huge simple rooms with lots of natural light, pale colours, and minimalist furniture. Bar, in-room massage, and entertainment twice a month. A great choice for those looking for something functional and understated.

              Value chic
              Lively  -  Twice a month a DJ plays in the bar.
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
              Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
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            • Ellington Hotel 285 rooms from $166

              Berlin

              Cool, all-white new addition to central Berlin's hotels. This fabulous 1920s facade has slick and trendy interiors. Extensive banqueting facilities make perfect spaces for private events, bright Scandinavian-esque white on white rooms, and a great restaurant. A stylish choice.

              City Style  -  Uber sleek minimalist rooms behind a Weimar-style facade, that was previously the famous West Berlin jazz club the Badewanne.
              Value chic  -  Prime location, fantastic facilities, beautiful contemporary rooms with a funky jazz theme throught- for peanuts!
              Great walks  -  The Zoo and Gardens are just a few minutes down the road and well worth checking out on a sunny afternoon.
              Views  -  Great views from hotel
              Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors
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            • Die Fabrik 9 rooms from $43

              Berlin

              Atmospheric student and artist friendly hostel in a pre-war brick-built factory. This characterful spot boasts a friendly cafe, courtyard, bright and quirky bedrooms, and dormitories for groups. A great value choice for groups of friends.

              Groups  -  A perfect space for artistic groups travelling to Berlin, with dorm rooms and special prices for large groups.
              Value chic  -  Cool converted factory in the "multikulti" district of Kreuzberg, with casual cafe and courtyard garden.
              Sights nearby  -  The East Side Gallery, a painted stretch of the Berlin Wall, is within easy distance.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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            • Das Stue 67 rooms from $195

              Berlin

              Previously an embassy in the 1930s, now an upmarket boutique hotel with a Michelin starred kitchen and excellent spa. Contemporary bedrooms and suites have light wood floors, lots of natural light, and splashes of modern art. A very stylish spot with all the trimmings.

              Foodies  -  Michelin starred chef.
              City Style
              Spa breaks
              Sights nearby  -  Adjacent to the 210 acre Tiergarten Park and steps from Berlin Zoo. Reichstag & New National Gallery also within easy reach
              Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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            • Myer's Hotel 51 rooms from $173

              Berlin

              A simple hotel in a classical 19th century building. Well maintained, full of charm and close to museums and nightlife. Basic rooms, lovely lobby bar with parquet flooring and Cuban-style tables, and an English-style tea room. Convenient and comfortable for city exploring.

              City Style  -  A 4 star boutique hotel in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district, boasting leafy garden and pampering spa facilities.
              Sights nearby  -  The famed Alexanderplatz square is just one stop away on the metro.
              Lively  -  Hip and happening.
              Traditional
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            • Mandala Hotel 158 rooms from $193

              Berlin

              Spectacularly modern and spacious suites in a large hotel. Michelin starred restaurant, extensive spa, and excellent meeting rooms. Fantastic penthouse suite at the top. Ideal for any modern city visitor. Stylish and gourmet.

              Foodies  -  Michelin star restaurant.
              City Style
              5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
              Recommended by  -  Tablet
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            • Michelberger Hotel 119 rooms from $87

              Berlin

              The bare necessities in a hip, urban, youthful hotel. Rooms designed according to themes - think flea market collectibles scattered through 'the library' or 'the chalet', for example. Inexpensive and cool.

              Lively  -  Trendy, urban, youthful.
              Value chic
              City Style
              Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
              Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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            • Honigmond Garden Hotel 20 rooms from $143

              Berlin

              A lovely townhouse hotel with a beautiful garden. Very traditional rooms have floral wallpapers and oil paintings. Slightly old fashioned, but a good choice for the sophisticated traveller.

              Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic centre of Berlin
              Traditional
              Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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