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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


4.0 Very Good 1923 Reviews
Friendly Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel in the gay district of Berlin.Very near bars,restaurants,coffee shops,Department store and metro.Room was very clean,staff were friendly.Good sound proofing of rooms.Buffet breakfast available.Early breakfast recommended as it is nice and fresh.Would recommend highly and look forward to visiting Hotel soon again.

A great stay!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We just stayed 3 nights and enjoyed the hotel very much. Smooth check in by a very service minded guy, excellent room in good condition with panorama windows looking over the city. We stayed in a suite on 6th. floor.

The hotel is in perfect location to bars, restaurants, sights etc. We asked the reception crew for advise and they were always very helpful. Especially John helped us with suggestions for where to go to enjoy the Berlin Nightlife. He gave us some really good advice.

The Spa is really nice with both steam and sauna, and what I really like the jacuzzi outside. What a great experience. There is also a nice gym on the same level as the Spa.

We really enjoyed all 3 days.

We will be back!

Vielen Dank

Perfectly located in the heart of the gay scene and the city.
Reviewed 1 month ago

I been a returning guest since the first time 10 years ago when it was new and fresh.
it maintains its high standard even though much has not changed since its opening.
As for LGBTQ community what else you need than to be located in Schöneberg, the heart of the gay scene that everything you need is near you.
Axel is perfect for weekends in Berlin with its combination of design and comfort at affordable prices stil.
The big breakfast buffet is a must and absolutely fantastic to start the day with.
And a good varied menu for lunch and dinner in the restaurant.
But the receptionists are often changed, and there I have had varied experiences, ranging from super-friendly to some a few stiff types.
But all in all, the hotel itself is a wonderful place. And the beds are very comfortable.
A wish that in the future is that Spa will be bigger and better!
Looking forward to come back In March as I will stay here again;-)

Going Down Hill
Reviewed 1 month ago

I have been here many times in the past but this is my last time. The bathroom is so dirty. The walls are full of urine. The last straw that breaks the Carmel‘s back was the cleaning staff forgot to clean my room. Sorry. No more Axel. Go somewhere else.

Axel Hotel Berlin
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed again in this nice and good located Hotel.
At the reception I am welcomed as good friend from John. Although it was quite fully booked I got a small upgrade and was allowed to move out 2 hours later!
Thanks again to you guys, Especially to you John, you are very customer orientated.
Xx Sven