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
This hotel is lovely and the staff (and lovely brown Labrador) are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are spotless and stylishly decorated, the bed is very comfortable and the mini bar prices are reasonable.
We asked a lot of questions of the reception staff during our stay as we had not visited Berlin before and every time they were knowledgeable and helpful. Although there is not a lot going on in the immediate area of the hotel, it is very close to the underground station and you can get tickets from the reception staff. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Berlin is my absolute fave city and The Dude may now be my favourite hotel within my favourite city. Located just north of Kreuzberg (very cool area) it is away from the main tourist trail, but has great transport links to all across the city.
The hotel itself is very boutique, has great decor, an adjoining restaurant and cafe, and has the most welcoming staff I have ever experienced. What makes it even better is how much they go out of your way to make it a truly unique and personal trip. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!!
Stylish but not pretentious. Accommodating. Attentive, multi-lingual staff. Comfortable bed. A/C (a rarity in Germany). Great location (3 minute walks to the Märkisches Museum and Heinrich-Heine-Straße U-Bahn stations), groceries nearby, in-house Yada Yada breakfast club a must visit every morning, Literally, all of Berlin, from Friedrichshain to Spandau, was no more than a half-hour away at any time. Quick cab to Tegel and we were regrettably gone. I would give The Dude a 6 star rating if they offered it. Only con - their full-service restaurant was closed for renovation but we were told it is outstanding by a number of people. We will stay there on our next trip to Berlin, no doubt.