The Q! is centrally located, just off the Ku’damm. It’s perfect for shopping and sights in the Charlottenburg area and within a two-minute walk of two underground stations.
The 77 bedrooms are elegant and feature striking design. Furniture and the flat-screen televisions are built into white sloping walls, which curve at the top and bottom creating a cocoon-like, almost Kubrick-esque atmosphere. Bathtubs, in rooms that have them, are sunk in terracotta bases and attached to beds by wood-panelled consoles.
There are no public areas to speak of.
Eating and drinking
The Q! restaurant serves Asian, Latin American and European-inspired cuisine for dinner only and its tables can be curtained off for privacy. There is a separate lounge bar where you can try the Q! signature cocktail, made with tequila, raspberry and champagne.
Vogue voted the Q! spa as one of the five best in Germany. It offers a range of massage services, along with yoga, pilates and personal training. The spa also has a Finnish sauna and an indoor ‘beach’ with heated sand, aromatherapy oils and light and sound effects. Studios and penthouses have Nintendo Wii Fits.
Staff are not only good-looking but very helpful. Everyone speaks good English.
Who stays there
Creative types: local artists, actors and musicians.
Room rates exclude breakfast (plus 20 euros per person/day). Hotel packages also available.
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Reasonable rates for a high-design hotel
- Good facilities and location
- Emphasis on avant-garde design might feel uncomfortable for some