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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
Hotel Zoo is a little gem hidden between all the shops on KuDamm. The staff at reception were always very friendly and helpful. The reception area, bar, restaurant and floors are stunning and of excellent taste. The rooms are practical and so are the bathrooms. I had a very enjoyable stay.
From the warmth of the hotel, to the coziness, to the cleanliness, to the excellent food & opening times at the restaurant, to the gorgeous deluxe room, to the location of the hotel, and soooo much more.. Everything was top quality and I would go back in a heartbeat!!!
Nice atmosphere, perfect design boutique hotel in hart of the city. Clin rooms with comfortable beds. Lovely view on Kudam. The best drink bar with the most sexy bar in the town. Teasty breakfest. During the summer cool dring bar on the roof top