The Askanischer Hof is well-located on the famous Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm) boulevard, a short walk from attractions like the KaDeWe daprtment store, the [node:169110] and several theatres.
The best way to describe the decor of the 16 bedrooms is...wonderfully eccentric. They're laden with a seemingly indiscriminate selection of antique furnishings, evoking the "glorious" 1920s with vintage photos, gramophones, Prussian desks and leather sofas. Rooms that overlook the Ku'damm benefit from having double-glazed windows to cut the noise down.
The hotel's hallways are atmospheric, featuring old drawings and photographs. There's a small area for book exchanges and a small courtyard out the back.
Eating and drinking
There are no restaurants here as such, but the substantial breakfast can be taken in the elaborately decorated dining room, with its gold-leaf stucco ceiling, velvet-covered chairs and embroidered tablecloths.
Service is wonderful. Hostess Eva Glinicke has been running the place for more than 40 years and knows a thing or two about making her guests comfortable, charmed and happy.
Who stays there
Romantics, history buffs, artists and the odd actor performing at one of the nearby theatres.
Breakfast and parking is included in the room rate.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Personal, intimate service
- Charming nostalgic feel
- Good location for Ku'damm
- Not many public areas
- No leisure facilities