The 5 most unusual places to sleep in Berlin

1) Nhow Berlin

This huge hotel was built near the Universal building on the so-called Media Spree – on this bank of the Spree river several media-players, like MTV, have their offices. Nhow attracts a lot of musicians, not only because of the radical design of the hotel by architect Karim Rashid but also because of the in-house concerts and fashion shows. All 304 rooms have stunning views.

Berlin - Nhow hotel
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2) Ostel Hotel Berlin

This design hotel is located near the famous East Side Gallery and the huge Mercedes Benz World venue and takes you back to the time of the GDR (German Democratic Republic). Everything here reminds you of those days when the Soviets called the shots in East Berlin, from the building – an authentic Plattenbau (see secret 429) – to the interior design and vintage memorabilia. Nostalgia turned Ostalgia or GDR-chic.

Berlin - Ostel Hotel

Wriezener Karree 5, Friedrichshain

+49 (0)30 2576 8660

http://www.ostel.eu

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3) Modern Houseboat

This private (boat) house lies in a little working harbour on the river Spree, namely in Rummelsburg, and offers a truly wonderful view on the water. It’s only 10 minutes by car or tram to the funky district of Friedrichshain. The building features modern design, large windows and a fireplace.

view from Modern Houseboat stay

On lake Rummelsburg, Lichtenberg

+49 (0)163 7372 509

http://www.modernhouseboat.com

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4) Hotel-Pension Funk

Built in 1895, this house reached fame through its prominent inhabitant, the world famous actress of silent movies Asta Nielsen. The hotel is pretty authentic and the detailed Art Nouveau windows and beautiful ceilings are well preserved. Ideal if you like small, well priced hotels with a lot of character.

a retro style room at Hotel Funk Berlin

Fasanenstrasse 69, Charlottenburg

+49 (0)30 8827 193

http://www.hotel-pension funk.de

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5) Provocateur

Hotel Provocateur is a design hotel near the Schaubühne (HS 387) in West-Berlin. If you love great design and luxury and don’t mind a bit of provocation here and there, then this is the place to be. Managers and concept designers Alex Urseanu and Micky Rosen were elected Hoteliers of the Year 2018.

a room with red interior at Hotel Provocateur

Brandenburgische Strasse 21, Charlottenburg

+49 (0)30 2205 6060

http://www.provocateur-hotel.com

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