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What We Love

  • A welcome drink per person, per stay is included in the rate
  • A lively social scene and nightly drag performances in the restaurant
  • Impressive views from the rooftop gym
  • A five-minute walk from the iconic Berlin department store KaDeWe
  • WiFi is free
  • The rooftop sauna, spa and steam room are open late

What To Know

  • A city tax of 5 percent of the room rate per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Great location for checking out the local gay bars/clubs, but quite far from tourist areas like Kreutzberg and Alexanderplatz
  • Adult-oriented; this is a hetero-friendly hotel, but not a family-friendly one
  • Children 17 and under are not permitted


  •  Adults Only
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Hip hotel in Berlin's lively Schöneberg neighborhood with a rooftop spa and a buzzy bar and diner

The Lowdown

In the center of hip and historic Schöneberg, Axel Hotel Berlin is a striking property with an avant-garde aesthetic. Cheekily billing itself as “hetero-friendly,” it’s a gay hotel with a proudly inclusive stance. Slate grays, blond woods and intimate lighting lend a cozy vibe to the public spaces, but there’s a lively scene in the American-style diner, Hamburger Mary’s, which serves a menu of comfort food classics (fried chicken, mac-and-cheese fritters) and plays host to international drag performers on a nightly basis. The rooftop wellness area offers incredible views from the hot tub and gym and the solarium turns into a private bar in the evenings. Each of the 87 guestrooms is kitted out in sultry grays and blacks, with clever red glass panels to break up the largely open-plan layout. All rooms are equipped with kingsize (or twin) beds, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and cheeky door signs that provide privacy or invite the opposite with a “please disturb” option. This fun hotel caters to adults who are looking for a good time in Berlin.

In the Area

Schöneberg is Berlin’s historic entertainment and shopping district. Hip bars, galleries and restaurants line the wide boulevards and plazas, and the area has played host to a thriving gay scene since the 1920s. Former residents include the painter and printmaker Otto Dix, and Albert Einstein. For traditional German dishes (wiener schnitzel and the like), try the tiny essWerk café; for sushi head to Aki Tatsu and for cakes, make a beeline for Café Berio. The hotel is a five-minute walk from iconic department store KaDeWe (Europe’s largest).

How to Get There

Axel Hotel Berlin – Adults Only
Lietzenburger Str 13-15
Berlin, 10789 Germany


they don't really know what is "service" (or to be humens)

so i had the "pleasure" to receive a really bad service at the reception and i'm also sent them a complaint by email. guess what? they didn't even answer.
this is what you looking for at a vacation?
do your self a favor - there is a lot of good hotel in Berlin. this is not one of them.

Great stay

Great personal and very friendly. Good rooms , but you shouldn’t be that shy because of the glass wall and near tube and clubs. Good advice and always helpful. Everyone should try this place at least ones.

Not as good as it once was
Alan T

I'm genuinely sad that I have to write a negative review, since I've stayed here many times per year over the past few years and never before have I come across a "don't really care" attitude

My main gripe is with breakfast. I genuinely thought it was an error, since you are charged more when pre booking breakfast when making a reservation. If no free breakfast deal is in place, you'll pay anything between 12.37 euros to 16.50 euros per day, whereas to just turn up in the morning, you are charged only 9.80 euros !
When checking on this, I was given the "that's what it is" reply.

Sadly, they've also lost one of the most friendliest, engaging waiters at breakfast time who was always there to make sure your coffee was topped up. Now you don't even have tables laid out for you, so you have to collect your own cutlery and get your own coffee

Axel, you need to raise your game. There are cheaper hotels doing stuff better than you!