Hotel Bogota is located in Charlottenburg, just off the Ku’damm. The hotel occupies a historic building where Benny Goodman played, fashion photographer Yva lived (and trained Helmut Newton) and the Reich Chamber of Culture made their offices.
The 130 functional, sparsely decorated bedrooms vary in size and many share facilities. Some rooms open out onto an inner courtyard and room 433 (perhaps the best) features a balcony and Art Nouveau details. Some rooms also display art works by former and regular guests.
The foyer displays a fading grandeur and is rich with history and character. The stripy-walled lounge/salon and TV room used to be the office of Hans Hinkel, director of the Reich Chamber of Culture and Yva’s photographs are on display in the fourth-floor foyer.
Eating and drinking
There are no dining options on site, but plenty of international options in the surrounding area, including the upmarket Café am Literaturhaus, the British Union Jack Whisky House and theAmerican Route 66.
Who stays there
Artists and a wide variety of guests. Rupert Everett claims it’s his favourite hotel.
Special agreements for children in the room with parents. For longer stays, ask for a personal offer.
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Suits a wide range of budgets
- Historic atmosphere
- Basic rooms and facilities