All kinds of hotels in Berlin
Berlin welcomes more and more visitors from Germany and abroad every year and in 2016 the German capital celebrated a new record with 31.1 million overnight stays. The result of this flood of visitors is a massive boom in hotels, with about 800 places to stay with 142,879 beds and there is no end in sight. New hotels are especially mushrooming in the City West and Mitte districts. At the same time, the cost of an overnight stay is still relatively reasonable compared with the rest of Germany or even internationally.
Berlin now has an especially high number of hotels in the upper price segment. There are more than 120 four- and five-star hotels, all of which promise guests luxury service and a very comfortable stay. Visitors can choose from classic, long-established hotels such as the Adlon, which is more than 100 years old, or the Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel in Grunewald or try out a new star of the Berlin hotel scene and stay in Germany’s first Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Below the four-star category, Berlin has some catching up to do, which is why companies such as the budget chain Motel One and Meininger are opening up new hotels.
You can also stay overnight in unusual surroundings in a theme hotel, such as the Arte Luise Kunst- hotel where all the rooms were designed by a well-known artist or in the new 25hours Design Hotel in the heritage-protected Bikini-Haus with its urban jungle atmosphere. And if you’re looking to bask in the nostalgia of East Germany, reserve a room at the Ostel designer hotel, a communist-era concrete high-rise building with all the rooms furnished with original furniture from the former East Germany.
If you want to take your time looking for a new home or, like many business travelers, only plan to stay in Berlin for a couple of months and don’t need to rent an apartment indefinitely, one of the city’s apartment hotels is a good choice. You can rent a fully furnished apartment – with no moving trucks, no stress! The apartments come with a kitchen, technical appliances, internet access and a separate office..
Apartment hotels – ideal for longer stays in Berlin
If you want to take your time looking for a new home or, like many business travelers, only plan to stay in Berlin for a couple of months without renting an apartment indefinitely, one of the city’s apartment hotels is a good choice. You can rent a fully furnished apartment – no moving trucks, no stress! The apartments come with a kitchen, technical appliances, WiFi and a separate office. The price per night is much lower if you stay for a minimum period of four weeks.
There are currently many names for the apartment concept, which comes from America. Boarding house, serviced apartments, apartment hotel or residential apartments – all these terms describe a hotel designed for long-term stays. Reasonable prices, flexible rental periods and rooms with a home-like atmosphere distinguish these apartment hotels from standard hotels. The apartments are usually equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette, so guests can be self-sufficient if required.
Among the services offered at an apartment hotel, besides standard hotel offerings such as a reception, breakfast or fitness rooms, you can find services and equipment more suited to a long-term stay, such as a laundromat, mailboxes, shopping services and much more, depending upon the provider.
Berlin’s apartment hotels include Clipper City Home, Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin and Apartments am Brandenburger Tor, all centrally located. Also waiting for satisfied guests is the Derag Livinghotel Weissensee near the Weisser lake, which is quieter and in a green neighborhood.
For more apartment hotels in Hamburg, see: Appartement-Hotels in Berlin