The spa’s Japanese wash zone and relaxation chamber, with a hot sand floor
Rubbing shoulders with Berlin's beautiful people at the Fox Bar
What To Know
Tap the staff for tips; they know all of Berlin's hottest spots
Designed and delivered much like a nightclub, this is a hotel for grown-ups, not families
The hotel is a Prada-wedge totter from the boutiques of Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s Fifth Avenue
Parking on site
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Cocoon-like rooms, a buzzy bar and a Japanese-style spa make up this hipster hideaway in central Berlin
Futuristic. L.A.-based architecture firm Graft, whose client list includes Brad Pitt, has combined fluid lines, curves and cocoon-like guestrooms at Hotel Q! Berlin, a hipster hideaway just off the city's poshest shopping street. Walls and floors melt into each other and wrap around to reveal seats, the corridors are a striking blood red, and low lighting and dark wood make for a sultry, clandestine feel. To complete the cool, clubby vibe, a hip playlist plays throughout the hotel from concealed speakers.
Bed and Bath
There's not a right angle in sight in the stark off-white and slate guestrooms. Heavenly beds are wrapped in crisp white linens and hover on a curvaceous platform cut from satin oak. In some rooms the bathtubs are built into the wooden frames, right next to the beds. Arty ceiling prints or wall motifs liven up the otherwise monochromatic decor. Studios are double the size of the Standard Rooms, but neither offer Twin beds; this is very much a hotel for couples.
The Q! Restaurant is a contemporary Thai/Euro mashup open only for evening service, but you won't care because you’ll be busy at the Q! Bar, where the cocktails are devised by the former manager of London's Met Bar. This is where Berlin's fashionistas, musicians and leggy models louche around on ostrich feather cushions. The spa, a cocoon of tranquility, lurks in the basement. The relaxation chamber is set at body temperature, and the Japanese wash zone features a hot sand floor.
In the Area
The hotel is located just off Kurfürstendamm (or Ku'damm), Berlin's answer to Fifth Avenue, and only four blocks from the iconic department store Ka De We. It’s a 20-minute walk to the Gedaechtniskirche church, but all the major sights are within strolling distance, from the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate. Book a table at the Kaefer restaurant, which is perched alongside Norman Foster's Reichstag dome, for cool views of the city at night. For more atmospheric eateries, explore the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg.
How to Get There
Flights are available to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from TXL, about six miles away, are approximately $53, each way (maximum four passengers), and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from TXL are approximately $26, each way.