25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin - Germany
With its free bike rental program, jungle-inspired interiors, and vibrant rooftop terrace, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is one of the city’s hottest new hotels. Inside, two types of rooms invite visitors to discover the German capital’s dual identity as an urban jungle and green paradise. Furnished in natural tones and textures, with soothing hammocks and rain showers, half of them overlook the Tiergarten and the lush Berlin Zoo, while the others have a distinctly metropolitan feel and striking cityscape views. The hotel boasts a selection of creative facilities, including a bright and airy international restaurant, a casual bar, and a couple of artfully designed function rooms.
Das Kranzbach Hotel - Germany
The Bavarian Alps’ ultimate retreat, Das Kranzbach is a sensational wellness hotel built in the style of an English castle, but with a modern wood-and-glass extension attached to it. Hidden away in the middle of a pristine meadow, somewhere near Klais, Germany, the property offers accommodation in various types of units, from lavish, individually designed suites fitted with art and hand-picked designer furnishings to simpler and more contemporary rooms appointed with private terraces/balconies overlooking the majestic natural surroundings. Additionally, the hotel has a collection of charming lounges and relaxation areas, a spectacular spa and wellness area, as well as two separate accommodations: an English-style gatehouse and a charming treehouse built entirely from wood.
Top 10 Cool Berlin Stays
From a fabulous music-themed hotel to a quirky designer treehouse, here are 10 uber cool places to spend the night when visiting Berlin - one of Europe’s most daring and avant-garde capitals.
The Urban Treehouse - Berlin, Germany
Set in a 650 sqm garden at the edge of Grunewald Forest, yet close enough to the hectic urban life of Berlin, lies The Urban Treehouse, a very special place consisting of two tree-shaped houses perched 4 meters off the ground level. Designed by Andreas Wenning from Baumraum - a leading architecture firm specialized in treehouses, the two innovative accommodation modules come with clean, cutting-edge design and bright, contemporary interiors appointed with all modern luxuries, from fully-equipped bathrooms and kitchenettes to plasma TVs and fresh, versatile furnishings.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin - Germany
An award-winning luxury hotel in the heart of a funky, cosmopolitan city, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is the first of its kind in Europe to offer the perfect blend of supreme luxury and sustainability. Moreover, the property’s Art Deco heritage is beautifully complemented by grand classically inspired interiors and state-of-the-art facilities. All rooms and suites come with exquisite furnishings, sumptuous marble baths, cutting-edge technology and works of art by Professor Markus Lupertz. Afternoon tea is served daily in the elegant Tea Lounge, while wonderful French cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotel’s Brasserie Desbrosses designed by Peter Silling.
Soho House Berlin - Germany
A private members’ club in the heart of the historic Mitte district, Soho House Berlin is as unique as it is exclusive. Housed in a somber Bauhaus-inspired building where the Communist Party used to keep their archives, the hotel - now a popular hangout for the international stylish set - mixes industrial design with a distinctive 1930’s theme to create bold interiors that delight even the most discerning guest. There are 65 bedrooms, 20 apartments and 4 lofts, all creatively decorated in different styles, from Art Deco glam to contemporary cool. Moreover, cutting-edge technology, innovative artwork and quirky designer fixtures stand side-by-side with vintage record players, select vinyls and sumptuous velvets. Facilities are equally high-class, featuring a luxurious spa, a decadent rooftop pool, and a dazzling Club Floor where creative mixologists are serving up fabulous cocktails in a dashy-looking environment.
Anna Hotel - Munich, Germany
Named one of Europe’s best design hotels by famous architecture magazine Architektur & Wohnen, the exquisite Anna Hotel in central Munich boasts 75 stylishly decorated rooms, including a lavish Tower Suite with its own rooftop terrace and the spacious, fashionably designed “anna next door” apartment. A work of interior designer Jochen Dahms, the hotel’s gracious interiors are a genuine visual treat, combining comfort, style and modern sophistication. The hotel also offers an excellent restaurant and bar where guests can sample exquisite cocktails and delicious local cuisine with an Asian twist.