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Be sure to activate the Bluetooth on your phone—many of the baths are fitted with surround-sound speakers.
Vibe and atmosphereGuests nap in the cozy hammocks that hang from windows overlooking the Berlin Zoo and awake to the scent of fresh pastries from the wood-fired bakery. Others visit the extensive library, or make new friends as a DJ spins in the background of the welcoming communal space.
Overall look and feel of the roomsThe clean aesthetic of the hotel’s lobby extends to the 149 highly functional rooms. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows are found in each room, which also feature wood-paneled walls, large, inviting beds, and stylish bathrooms. Each room overlooks either the Berlin Zoo or the scenic cityscape.
Service styleWarm, welcoming, and thoroughly inviting; whether sampling exotic fare carefully crafted by Chef Haya Molcho at NENI, or ordering a rhubarb fizz deftly prepared by bartenders at the local hotspot Monkey Bar, visitors feel totally at home in this urban oasis.
Preferred room typeAnimal lovers will go wild for the Jungle Rooms, which offer direct views into the ape house and elephant enclosure in the nearby Tiergarten. These spacious spaces are also furnished with natural elements, and offer queen- or king-sized beds and a rain shower.
Unique property featuresVisitors can jet around the city capital in style: Mini Coopers and sleek, one-speed bikes are available for guests to rent, free of charge, throughout the duration of their stay.
What goes on thereTiergarten park is the ideal spot for picnics and beer gardens, and international shoppers drop by Kadewe, Europe's largest department store. Sunset sees the start of Berlin's notoriously late nightlife, with events at nearby Berliner Festspiele followed by outings to all-night dance clubs like Cookies.
Who will love itExtroverted artists and hedonistic trendsetters
Where to go to feel like a localRide the 24-hour metro to hot spots like Curry 36 for the quintessential wurst, and commence a boozy night knocking down pints at Becketts Kopf. Mingle with artists swilling gin cocktails at the 14-seat Buck and Breck, though make sure to rise early to snag snazzy new frocks at the Mauerpark Flea Market.