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
To be met by a brown labrador is a treat :-) the hotel is all I could ask for, rather small rooms (at least the one I got, but with an Nespresso machine and a great shower, then there is nothing to compalian about in my book. The hotel is clean, cool and contemporary...
Located between two Ubahn lines (I do ont hrecall what numbers) the location is ok as well. Next time I am in Berlin I will for sure try to get a room at the hotel.
I spent four nights this October in this small, stylish hotel. The warm, friendly welcome from Oscar at reception set the tone for my stay. The hotel has a pleasant, old-fashioned feel about it, despite being bang up-to-date. My room (53 on the top floor) was large and airy, spotlessly clean and beautifully designed with a dark wooden floor and a huge metal-framed and amazingly comfortable bed. The Nespresso machine and Bose sound bar added to the comfortable "at home" feeling.The location (one of my major reasons - together with the reasonable cost - for choosing this hotel) is on a quiet street just behind the Markisches Museum. A two minute walk away is the U-Bahn station of the same name, just a couple of stops to Alexanderplatz to the east and a few stops in the other direction to the Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz and then on to the former West Berlin. Museum Island and Unter den Linden are within comfortable walking distance. Breakfast in the adjoining cafe is perfectly adequate with all the usual German breakfast choices - fruit juices, cereals, ham, cheese, bread, eggs, sausages etc. I've been visiting Berlin on and off for over 25 years ,and this is undoubtedly one of my best hotel experiences in all that time. I'll definitely be back!
The bed was fantastic, the shower fine, although rather small. Service was great, friendly, multi-lingual. As I was there for business I didn't eat in the restaurant, however for EUR92 a night, it was still great value.
My only complaint is that my alarm went of at 0659 and the building noise started at 0700. When you are travelling for business this is fine, but for anyone looking for a couple of days away, it will have spoiled their morning... so check on progress, or make sure you get a room on the other side of the building.
Awesome hotel in a great location. Helpful and friendly staff, and nice rooms. It’s a short walk to the U-Bahn (U2 line), which will connect you anywhere you want to go in the city. Overall I would recommend this hotel and thought it was a great stay.
Lovely, cozy. Good location for socializing. Easy train access and many walkable cafes. But... 7 am construction?! There’s no warning or disclaimer. You just wake up to loud headache inducing sounds at 7 am sharp. It put such a damper on an otherwise lovely stay.