Hotel The Dude Berlin-Mitte
What We Love
- Designer digs with original features and eclectic furnishings
- Central location close to the river Spree and Museum Island
- Hipster room amenities include Moleskine notebooks and Molton Brown toiletries
- Fantastic in-house steak restaurant, the Brooklyn Beef Club
What To Know
- No surcharge for the extensive room service menu
- Free WiFi
- The mini-gym is just that: two cross-trainers
- Parking is available for an additional $15 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A former ad exec and his assistant are the brains behind The Dude, a sleek design-conscious home away from home in Berlin’s Mitte district. In a townhouse that dates from 1822, this boho boutique has retained its original lofty ceilings and hardwood floors and added quirky elements dreamed up by German interior designer Uwe van Afferden; the wall art installation made from vintage suitcases is a particular highlight. The Yada-Yada cigar lounge sits next to the ’50s-style Whisper Room bar, and the dashing Brooklyn Beef Club is a former Stasi hangout turned sultry steakhouse that serves an awesome selection of more than 150 whiskeys. The 27 guestrooms are furnished with cast iron bed frames, Art Deco lounge chairs and coat racks made from industrial piping. Each has a royal blue feature wall and hipster amenities that include Molton Brown toiletries and Moleskine notebooks. The spacious Suites come with a dining area and a bathtub as well as a shower.
In the Area
South of Berlin’s Mitte district, Kreuzberg is an artsy neighborhood lined with hip eateries and boutiques. For a foodie fix, pop into Markthalle Neun to load up on snacks from organic bakeries, delis and teahouses. Continuing from Alexanderplatz, Alte Schönhauser Strasse is home to eclectic design stores and kitsch retailers, and along Oranienstrasse you’ll find storefront eateries like the adorable Gerüchteküche, which serves tasty organic dishes. Try an Asian-fusion burger at Shiso Burger or, for Michelin-starred eats, book a table at Tim Raue‘s eponymous restaurant on Rudi Dutschke Strasse.
How to Get There
The Dude is a beautiful hotel in a restored building. The location is close to two U Bahn stations which makes it very convenient to get around Berlin. The attached cafe was perfect in the mornings. We did not eat there, but the hotel also has a nice steakhouse attached to the property.
The staff are very helpful and friendly. The were always ready to offer suggestions or assistance.
The rooms are beautiful and very well appointed. In addition to shampoo and body wash being provided, each room also included some very thoughtful items such as slippers, hair dryer, and an umbrella.
The hotel also offered its own bike rental, which was very convenient and the prices were competitive with other bike rentals in the area.
My only "complaint" would be the size of the shower. I am 5'10" and couldn't imagine anyone over 6' showering comfortably.
I would happily return to this hotel.
First of all: great looking place with very friendly staff. From the moment we entered they did everything to help us.
Rooms are spatious and very clean. The style is "classic" but nicely done.
- not enough capacity at breakfast. No cosy place and waiting time for your order.
- no thermostatic faucet in the shower.
- bar closed at 10 pm
Visited Berlin again, this time for four days and we took a room in this hotel.
The stuff is very welcoming. The room wss clean and ready when we gut it and every day afterwords.
Though it is not a big hotel (or maybe we didn't explore it enough), it was the presise choice for us.
Location is excellent-very close to many transportation options and the price is fine :)
Also, for anyone interested-kitkat is two minutes walking :)
Great location, fantastic staff, super cool rooms and lux features for a reasonable price.
Held back from 5 stars because the breakfast was disappointing in the cafe attached downstairs.
This is my kind of hotel, the kind of room you’d be happy if you had designed it as your guest room in your home.
Fresh, simple and with some distinctive design features. I couldn’t stop taking pics of the furniture!
We already been couple of times in Berlin and tried everytime another hotel. This time we found this beautyfull place! Lovely details, great bed and pillows, clean, friendly, great location, very central, close to subway, yummy breakfast buffet: we'll be back!