It’s a challenge to recommend a relative handful of hotels when there are so many options, but previous experience compiling guidebooks and articles on Berlin, as well as recommending hotels consistently to friends and visitors to the city, has enabled me to visit many of the city's accommodation spots and filter some of the good from the bad.
There are many famous hotels in Berlin, and many exclusive ones too. But in the spirit of this diverse city (and in particular its huge variety of visitors), I’ve attempted to find a good spread of options from the deservedly well known to the unfairly obscure - from hotels with a design-ethic-to-die-for to unpretentious places that make you feel completely at home.
I’ve tried to cover a decent price range as well as a good geographical spread across the city, so there should be something for most visitors here. If I have missed anything out that you feel I really should know about or include, do get in touch. I’m always happy to discover new places or have my mind changed about existing ones.
The hotels section will be updated on a regular basis and we will add new spots as they appear on the scene. If for some reason you don’t find anything suitable, be sure to check back and see what’s fresh, or feel free to contact me to see what else is on the horizon. Berlin is one of the fastest-changing cities in Europe after all.
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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