Casa Camper Berlin
What We Love
- Camper’s 24-hour Tentempié honesty bar, with its cache of well-known and obscure beers and liquors
- A wood and slate 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a sauna, cardio and chill-out areas
- Former El Bulli chef Albert Raurich’s in-house Dos Palillos restaurant
What To Know
- Travelers relying on urban public transport will be thrilled with the Casa Camper’s location: just around the corner from the Weinmeisterstraße subway station
- Free bikes and personalized Berlin maps for exploring the city
- In fashionable Mitte, a vibrant but noisy neighborhood with boutiques, bars and coffeeshops
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Much of the Casa Camper Berlin’s modish styling, both inside and out, is derived from the essential aesthetic of Camper itself. No detail seems superfluous. The eight-floor hotel is a design collaboration of Fernando Amat and architect Jordi Tio, a team that obsessed over the functionality of space. Colorblock fabrics, flooring and paints make ordinary furnishings such as lounge chairs and coat racks seem like pin-lit gallery showpieces. At this hotel simple, effective design trumps distracting flourishes.
Bed and Bath
Something about the Casa Camper’s guestrooms and suites makes guests want to inquire if they’re available to lease monthly. Room designs are simple, clean and practical; the brand’s signature red colors the walls, with long rows of hooks for hanging clothes, bags and the rooms’ portable lamps, allowing guests to throw light wherever they need it. Bathrooms and built-in desks and storage units are situated at the back of the rooms, by the street-facing windows, creating a naturally well-lit space.
Perhaps the most forward-thinking aspect of the Casa Camper Berlin is the 24-hour free Tentempié snack lounge, which functions as something of a very posh minibar. Finger sandwiches, fresh fruit bowls, salads of every shade and a cache of juices, soft drinks and mineral waters are replenished throughout the day – and are entirely free! And the lounge itself, where all this gratuitous hospitality happens, is on the penthouse level of the Casa Camper, strewn with fat armchairs and super rooftop views of East Berlin.
In the Area
Mitte is to East Berlin what the East Village is to New York: a gritty, once rundown area that scrubbed up well and attracted more than its share of designer boutiques, coffeehouses and new, increasingly unaffordable luxury apartments. Call it a renaissance if you like, but as location goes, the Casa Camper is at the heart of most of Berlin’s most popular shopping, including Butterfly Soul Fire, Schwarzhogerzeil and Starstyling Shop; check out the latter for crazy modern attire and knitwear. When tired of shopping, pop into Restaurant Reinstoff for haute twists on traditional German fare (think local catfish with sweet-and-sour radishes) or Monsieur Vuong‘s short list of classic Vietnamese dishes in an uber-hip setting.
How to Get There
We stayed here for two nights in August - 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The hotel was everything you could ask for and more - reception very friendly and efficient, rooms very clean, comfortable and quiet. Location was amazing - next to tube station and within walking distance of some great places and shops. The main attraction was the top floor cafe/bar which I was expecting to be really basic however it was very modern, stylish and comfortable and the food and drinks were delicious. This was a real bonus for us with two teenagers - we even came back here during the day for a break from sightseeing it was such a nice place to sit. Coffee/tea and snacks were all really tasty and staff were so cheerful and friendly. I really recommend staying here.
What can I say? Friendly and helpful staff, really well situated, comfy beds, spacious rooms AND the amazing free 'snacks' (actually much more than snacks) freely available all day. We had a great stay.
We have just returned from two nights at Casa Camper Berlin. We booked the hotel as we had stayed in Casa Camper Barcelona and just loved the whole concept. We weren't disappointed.
We have been to Berlin several times but this was our first visit to Casa Camper and we will definitely return again.
Everything, from the initial email to the hotel to checking out, went like clockwork. Every member of staff we met was polite and helpful.
The room was spacious, immaculately clean and the bed was huge. The shower was fantastic.
I love the whole idea of the Tentempie bar, which provides 24 hr snacks and refreshments, with an honesty bar for alcoholic drinks. The breakfast choice was plentiful with hot breakfast cooked to order.
The location of the hotel was ideal - just by the Weinmeister Strasse underground station or an easy walk to Alexanderplatz (for a train back to the airport, to Potsdam, etc).
We were so looking forward to visiting Casa Camper Berlin after our Barcelona trip and we were not disappointed - it was just the perfect weekend away.