Soho House Berlin

Torstraße 1, Berlin, Germany, 10178

Price from: £80

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By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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#6 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Berlin
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Nightlife, Romance, Shopping

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Soho House Berlin

Soho House launch their latest style offensive in the heart of Berlin.

One of the newest and most controversial accommodation spots in Berlin, Soho House follow up on their successes in New York and London with an impressive hotel-cum-members club in a building once used alternately as a centre for the Hitler Youth and a Communist archival house. Opinion is torn between those who adore the arrival of such a brazenly sassy and elitest space in the city, while others feel it's a mismatch with Berlin's historically unkempt and egalitarian vibe. My opinion is that - as is often the case - the truth lies somewhere in between.

Location: 

Soho House occupies eight floors of the late Bauhaus Torstraße building in the fashionable Mitte district, 800 metres from Alexanderplatz.

Bedrooms: 

Although Soho House operates primarily as a members club, it does have 40 rather sumptuous guest rooms available to the public. These quirky rooms come in six sizes, from “tiny” to “extra large", which feature some of the biggest beds in the city.

Rooms at the front of the hotel offer good city views, where as slanted beams in the smaller rooms create an attic-like feel. Amenities in all rooms include 300-thread count linens, refreshment trays with tea and biscuits, free-standing Art Deco bathtubs, large dressing tables, rain showers for two, flat-screen televisions and complimentary Internet access. Extra touches include hair straighteners, flip-flops, vintage record players with a selection of vinyl, and large bottles of Cowshed organic toiletries (though if you take them home, you’ll have to pay.)

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Public areas: 

Black-and-white tiling and the exposed concrete beams left intact from the original building create a stylish, retro-futuristic feel. Hallways are brightly coloured and odd items such as antique hat boxes and suitcases are scattered throughout the hotel. There's a plush private cinema (36-person capacity), an equally cosy library and pretty courtyard. Non-members staying at the hotel have access to the whole club, but cameras and mobiles are strictly forbidden.

Eating and drinking: 

The seventh-floor restaurant is furnished with an Art Deco crystal chandelier, metal tables and red kitchen chairs, and serves a surprisingly varied and good menu that includes everything from schnitzels to pizzas, along with cocktails and wines (check out the Harlem Nights cocktail - Grey Goose with Cointreau and orange oil). The eighth-floor bar offers city views, barbecues, snacks and great cocktails - and has a small heated swimming pool lined with volcanic stone. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Leisure facilities: 

The gym is located on the first floor and is fairly well equipped. The Cowshed spa is a real treat, offering a wide variety of treatments along with a steam room and hammam.

Service: 

Cool and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Media, entertainment, arts types. Minor celebs.

Price advice: 

The hotel has occasional last minute offers for Sundays, which can be booked through the website: www.sohohouseberlin.com.

Pros: 
Stylish décor
Good facilities
Historic building
Cons: 
Not really suitable for children
Not great for quiet breaks

More information on Soho House Berlin:

Price from:
£80
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Torstraße 1, Berlin, Germany, 10178
Neighbourhood:
Mitte

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