Soho House Berlin
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Winner: Best Business Meets Pleasure
- The laid-back but glam 1930’s design, which runs throughout the hotel
- Innovative services such as in-room bartenders, wireless printing and the option to host private parties in the spa
What To Know
- Access to the pool and to the bar and restaurant on the Club Floor is limited to certain hours for anyone 18 and under
- A two-night minimum applies if you're staying Friday or Saturday night
- Guests must comply to the House Rules (see the Details tab for more information)
- Free WiFi
In a former 1920s department store in Berlin’s Mitte district, Soho House is hipster hotel heaven. This private members club features a rooftop pool and terrace, retro-kitsch bars and a Cowshed spa, and if you bed down in one of the 85 industrial-chic rooms, you’ll have access to all that makes this hot property cool. The building’s Bauhaus pedigree is evident in carefully placed exposed concrete and industrial touches, but the hard edges are softened with tactile fabrics, country-style patterns and subdued lighting.
Bed and Bath
Vintage-style furniture sits side by side with genuine antiques (love those chandeliers!) to create an aura of timeless elegance complemented by such up-to-the-minute lifestyle essentials as giant flat-screen TVs with Sky+ and Jamboxes. Even the “Small” room category packs plenty of elbow room, with textured walls, individually dimmable lights and sumptuous kingsize beds for quality cocooning. The dreamy bathrooms dazzle with walk-in rain showers, heated floors, full-size Cowshed body products and a bevy of thoughtful amenities. Larger units have sensual steam showers and freestanding soaking tubs.
From the luxurious spa and hammam in the basement, to the state-of-the-art gym, all the way to the buzzy rooftop pool and bar, Soho House Berlin packs an entire resort’s worth of diversions into one compact package. At its heart is the buzzy Club Floor, where meister-mixologists whip up such signature concoctions as the Soho Mule under a sparkling chandelier. The bar segues smoothly into the House Kitchen restaurant, which churns out sophisticated comfort food, including much-adored pizzas. The Sunday brunch is called Feast, and it’s just that.
In the Area
Like an exclamation point, Soho House sits at the bottom of Torstrasse, Berlin’s creative-hipster mile. The strip crawls with fashion-forward boutiques including Happy Shop, clandestine bars such as Butcher’s and celeb restaurants like Mani and Dudu (a fave of Soho House regular George Clooney). Torstrasse segues into the Scheunenviertel, Berlin’s historic Jewish quarter, where more deluxe indie shopping awaits in a warren of charismatic lanes. A major sightseeing highlight around here is the Moorish-style New Synagogue. Twenties Berlin decadence, meanwhile, gets a revival at the enchanting Chamäleon Varieté theater.
How to Get There
We love the Soho House chain and stay in many of them all around. We are also members.
Architecturally this Soho is grand. All of the reception and club staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.
Now for the bad news:
Housekeeping was quite poor. They didn’t replace used up products or organize the bathroom very well.
Reception was also unusually stingy about lending out phone chargers. We managed to get one off of them but it was not an easy or pleasant endeavor.
Management also turned a blind eye to a lot of picture taking within the house and on the roof terrace that we cringingly noticed🧐not really appreciated
Easy to get to from airport, very modern/trendy hotel, super friendly staff, comfortable room, great food in the restuarant on the ground floor and on the 7th. Pool on top floor is a "relaxing" pool rather than a swimming pool, but great views from the roof in a summer evening.
Amazing building and setup in one of the busy areas of the city. You could literally spend your day there hopping from the pool to other restaurants bars and other areas. The rooms are very comfy, the place decorated with taste... it has an industrial/ bougee / traditional / warm feel.
The only issues come from quality of service. Soho house does not really need to market themselves and strive on the quality of service and it sometimes really shows. For instance:
- If you get a room on the second floor you will not be given a beep allowing you to access the other floors sheltering the pool and other facilities and will have to come all the way down to the lobby then back to another elevator and explain that you are a guest. Apparently the reason being because there is a conference room on the second so no need to equip keys with a beep. The staff agreed with me that it does not make much sense, nevertheless they were not eager to do much about it.
- my friend ordered a bunch of packages to be delivered to the hotel for them - the staff could not locate one of them for 1 day and even affirmed it was never received. We had to ask another staff to check as well, who luckily located the package. Lets remember the night costs at least $300... kind of shocking
All in all though i would repeat... oh and the gym is amazing, and its nice to have a rooftop pool.
We were on a family trip to Berlin and chose to stay at Soho House Berlin. The hotel is situated on the intersection of two avenues busy with heavy traffic and a tram line alongside one of them. At the check in we have asked the desk if this was going to be a problem for light sleepers, they assured us it was ok. It was far from OK, as the bar which was two floors above our room was playing loud music past midnight and we couldn’t sleep. But if you think, that staying on lower floors will insulate you from the bar noise, you may face a different problem with trams rattling until late at night.
We have also asked if our parents, that were staying at a different hotel could join us for breakfast and were told that only one outside guest is allowed to join... When we went to the restaurant the following morning, it was half empty and the breakfast food was average at best. Surely if they charge €400 per night, they could extend the same benefits to hotel guests as to their members, like all other clubs with hotels do?
The following day we had no choice but move to another hotel. We paid for three more nights at the Soho house and expected a refund for at least two nights. Head of reception Pia couldn’t care less and informed us that the hotel would not refund us, but she would keep us updated on whether they could accommodate our request. We have never heard from her again.
There are amazing hotel options in Berlin such as beautiful Hotel De Rome, where we subsequently relocated and can’t recommend it highly enough.
Stayed there for a few days in our stop in Berlin. Very good hotel in all aspects. Comfortable beds, very good cleaning, great service in all f&b locations, great interior and very good vibes. All 5 stars!