We were already planning to visit Berlin for some time, but when Marta received an invitation to a Miele event, we decided that now would be the perfect time and of course that the 25 Hours was our first option when we chose the hotel.
Located between the entrance of the Zoo and the Bikini shopping center in the Charlottenburg district, the hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring the city, but also to feel at home and enjoy the various cozy spaces including the Woodfire Bakery and the Lounge. Having stayed in one of the rooms overlooking the Zoo - which come with windowside hammocks and monkey noises in the morning - the 25 Hours turned out to be the perfect place to relax after the long days walking around Mitte and Kreuzberg.
As is the tradition in all 25 Hours hotels, irony and design are strong components in its interiors and the designer Werner Aisslinger interpreted it in an exemplary way. In addition to preserving and highlighting the original structure of the building - the exposed concrete ceilings are a good example of this - the hotel is especially appealing for the combination of materials, design pieces, beautiful color palette, impeccable service and for being a place open to locals residents, that queue daily to enjoy the panoramic views (over the Zoo and Tiergarten) of the Monkey Bar and the delightful menu of the Neni restaurant (well worth eating there), both on the tenth floor. In addition to this, the hotel still offers a group of Schindelhauer bikes to explore the city on the saddle, a must visit!
Why I love it:
- The beautiful design and great service
- The amazing views over the Zoo and Tiergarten
- The Neni restaurant and the Monkey Bar