Hotel Zoo Berlin
What We Love
- Stylish interiors that channel 1920s Hollywood glamour
- Top address on Berlin’s premier shopping boulevard, the Kurfürstendamm
- Previous guests include Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren
What To Know
- Most major museums and historical landmarks are a subway or cab ride away
- Free WiFi
- From 8pm on Tuesdays to Sundays, the Grace Bar is operated by an external company. On certain days private events may restrict entry or an entrance fee may apply
- From January 1 2016 breakfast is $36 per person, per day
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Following a two-year revamp, the eagerly anticipated Hotel Zoo opened its doors on November 3, and we popped in before the official launch to check out this glam new spot on Berlin’s premier shopping boulevard, the Kurfürstendamm. The stately building began life in 1889 as a private residence and morphed into a hotel in 1911. Miraculously, it survived World War II intact, giving New York designer Dayna Lee ample opportunity to pay homage to its original features while injecting a large dose of 1920s Hollywood glamour. The hotel is anchored by its Living Room, where a chain link chandelier dangles from a lofty ceiling festooned with a lily motif. Adjacent to the lobby, the Winter Garden is an intimate outdoor space with a heated floor and a lounge vibe. The chic Grace Bar is accented with a gold leaf–covered brick wall, and the restaurant is poised to serve boundary-pushing Chinese-Italian fusion cuisine when it opens in early 2015. The guestrooms have a pale gray, cranberry and white chocolate palette and feature custom-made furniture and mod cons including Nespresso machines. The room dimensions vary because of the historic nature of the building, but all bathrooms come with twin sinks, Maison Margiela towels, custom brand toiletries and rainfall showers. Some suites have freestanding tubs.
In the Area
In the heart of the western Berlin district of Charlottenburg, Hotel Zoo has a prime location for shopping sprees and cultural immersion. Step outside and you’re right on the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s premier retail artery, which is lined with stores ranging from Adidas to Zegna. Hip local designers have set up shop a short walk away at the sassy new Bikini Berlin, the city’s first concept mall, which is situated in a converted 1950s building near the famous zoo. On the lower floor there’s a huge glass panel with a front row view of the monkey enclosure. A bird’s-eye perspective of the zoo and the Tiergarten, one of Europe’s largest urban parks, unfolds from the mall’s rooftop terrace. The splendid KaDeWe, continental Europe’s largest department store, is within strolling distance.
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Great hotel - really nice decor and design throughout. The room we had was spacious with a nice view onto the courtyard. Breakfast in the morning was great - particularly liked being able to get honey straight from the honeycomb. Would definitely recommend.
I really enjoyed my recent stay at Hotel Zoo Berlin. I was travelling with my partner and found the hotel really romantic and luxurious - perfect for a special trip. The decor is really lovely throughout the hotel - it's super stylish with lots of quirky features and plenty of attention to detail everywhere. Our room was really spacious and the bed was super comfortable - I especially loved the bathroom and the rainforest shower. The staff were also really nice, especially the ones working on the bar - they gave us lots of great recommendations on what to do in the local area and were really chatty and smiley. The reception staff also let us check in early when we arrived which was a really nice touch. The hotel is also close to Tiergarten - which is a lovely park and zoo - where we spent a sunny afternoon exploring. I'd definitely recommend Hotel Zoo Berlin to anyone who is looking for a romantic and super stylish city stay.
As interior designer I was like in heaven. Many great ideas and top designers on every corner. Excellent service, great location close to shopping area. Rooms with simple original design, comfortable, little bit ethno & modern. Fantastic bar! Wish to visit again🥇
stylish design hotel on kudam just next to the apple store. excellent breakfast and dinner. lounge is nice but a little dark and seats are smallish. all rooms are great, but ones to the courtyard are quieter.
Stayed here only for 1 night, it's a beautiful hotel, with lost of modern character and a great attitude form the staff. A little bit quirky, very cool. The restaurant is excellent too, however, they were incapable of making a poached egg, no big surprise in Germany?
But great stay would return.