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Very Good 1898 Reviews
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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 1898 Reviews
Perfect hotel for couples
Reviewed 3 hours ago

It was our first visit in Berlin and our first time in Axel Hotel, I will definitely come back here, front desk was professional and friendly, he was willing to answer any question.
Housekeeping provided clean towels and cleaned the room every day. The room itself very positively surprised us decorated in an unusual style which suited us very much.The icing on the cake turned out to be a spa, which was included in the price, it was wonderful to relax in the jacuzzi or bask in the sauna.The hotel exceeded our expectations which made our stay wonderful.

Axel Hotel Berlin Schonenberg Well worth a visit
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great Hotel experience , me and my partner had reserved a suite and really liked the room and especially the round design , we also enjoyed the Spa very much ,even when its full very cosy .
The Hotel is in the center of Berlin and walking distance to the nightlife , shopping and also public transport , we definitely will be back and recommend to our friends,Staff was also very friendly .

More attitude than substance
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check-in was a breeze even with early check-in! Very helpful staff!
The room (floor 6) was freezing and reeked of sewage! Complained in reception and got a small air-heater.
Went to breakfast. Awful.
Yesterday's cold and hard bread. The scrambled eggs are served in a solid block. Bacon that had been warmed luke warm but not cooked (forget crisp!), pineapple served with the stem. Cucumber so finely chopped that u could do nothing else with it than sallad (no other veggies for sallad available). No coffee cups. Absolutely no assortment for a vegetarian.
Go get breakfast somewhere else!

we couldnt have chosen a better hotel!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a week in Berlin with some friends and we were all really satisfies by Axel Hotel. It is not located in the city center but you can reach it within 10 mins with public transport. Instead it is in a elegant neighbourhood surrounded by shopping malls, supermarkets and bars so everything you could need was within walking distance. The hotel is fancy and modern, rooms are not very big but classy and clean and with a nice view. The staff was very professional and helpful. We will certainly repeat or our next trip to Berlin.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for the best service I had during my holidays, specially to Tomasz, Alessia, Jure and Maria who were very warm everytime I crossed the Reception.
The hotel as building needs to be update, it looks so old and broken. It should be nice to have some changes.