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
It’s a very good hotel with great staff and a super vibe. The food is very good as well. Rooms are spacious but are of different sizes. Overall very good but I just disliked the location. Location is not city centre and around is very drab looking Berlin.
I would highly recommend this hotel/club to anyone staying in Berlin. I haven’t tried any of the other Houses, but this was truly special. Came for business but will plan to bring the wife. Out of respect of the house rules, I don’t want to go into too much details, but the design, food, comfort and service was on par with the best hotels in the world without any of the pretentiousness you might get in those. Truly special!
Had a fab girls weekend at the end of June in soho house. We had a large room which was enormous, between 3 of us. A medium would have been fine. Cool design, fab walk in shower, a great selection of cowshed toiletries although you can’t take most home, and a very comfy bed.
Best thing is the awesome roof terrace which was perfect on a sunny day. Only down side is it’s quite small and the very cool and comfy sun beds are quite hard to come by. Small infinity pool, good tunes, excellent people watching and really good light food like tacos, ceviches and salads. The frozes (frozen rose) are also worth going for.
Only downside was the unbelievably slow service. We waited 1 1/2 hours for breakfast on the Sunday ????
Get more staff and this place will be perfect!