Alexanderplatz? It's right next door! Whether you actually visit it, or spend all your time in the hotel, will show itself in good time. That's because it's not everyday that you live in such sophistication. This designer hotel was projected by the British designers Jestico & Whiles and has a lot to offer besides great rooms. For example, there's four restaurants and a comprehensive wellness area.For a designer hotel, Andel's is quite large. There's 500 rooms, a generous lobby and and an elegant parlour. And despite its size, there's a homely atmosphere here, unlike the anonymous flair of some of the large hotel chains. The true definition of swish is displayed here, through avantgard design matched with a calming minimalism, whisked with a handful of colour. And you absolutely have to visit the Sky Bar - the view of the city is simply stunning. One night in a double room can be yours from 98 euros.
So what's hidden behind the name Spätkauf (late-night shopping)? A small kiosk, that is open until late at night, and the people providing with essentials at late hours. Beer is, for example, one of those essentials. This Spätkauf however, has a special secret: There's beds on the top floor, which are surprisingly cheap. You can expect to pay ? 20 per person per night, but you should book early, as there are only two rooms available. The kitchen and bathroom are shared, but with few guests at any one time, it's hardly a problem. The owners are genuinely happy to receive guests and are inclined to offer a shared round of drinks. And as a little bonus, you will recieve the best insider tips for free. Kinders under six get to sleep for free. It's a great alternative for your wallet.
When a hotel opens its doors between the record label Universal and the music channel MTV, then it should please people from the music industry. The New Yorker Karim Rashid, the fanciest popstar from the design scene was signed on to provide for the right vibe in the four stars plus design hotel. His funky world of forms welcomes the guest already at the front desk. There's a lot of pink, gaudily coated lifts and graphic works that wriggle through the rooms along the walls and floors up to the pink bedclothes. In the 304 rooms and suites, you find organically shaped partitions with integrated flat screens and indirect lighting. If you want to play music, go to one of the in-house recording studios or use the room service and order a guitar. P.S.: Not only people from the music industry are excited!