Located next to the emerald jewel in Berlin’s crown – the famous Tiergarten park – and a stone’s throw from the legendary Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is a playground for the young and the young at heart. With hammocks for lounging, a mouth-watering in-house bakery, a post-industrial aesthetic, and the renowned Monkey Bar on the top floor, this is one hotel that captures the spirit of the urban jungle while displaying an identity that’s 100% its own.
A wild design concept comes alive at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Housed within a historic, listed industrial building that looks out over the verdant treetops of Berlin’s Tiergarten, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin takes its design inspiration from both the natural and the urban world: woody tones, poured-concrete floors and pops of colour combine to create a setting that toes the line between post-industrial chic and playful rebellion. The hotel has six different types of rooms – from Medium Urban to Large Jungle to Extra Large Urban – kitted out with everything an urban explorer’s heart could desire. As the names suggest, the ‘Urban’ rooms embrace a cooler metal-and-concrete aesthetic, while the ‘Jungle’ rooms – decked out in earthy green and copper tones – are designed to be a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the streets, with king-size beds, hammocks and views of Berlin’s Zoological Garden. The hotel also boasts a spacious sauna where you can lie back and break a sweat, a wood-fired in-house bakery and bike rental. In addition, the friendly hotel staff will even organise a car test drive with a MINI for you to explore the area.
Cuisine and cocktails at Restaurant NENI and Monkey Bar
When it comes to fantastic food, guests need to look no further than the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin itself: its swanky Restaurant NENI serves up a culinary mosaic of dishes inspired by Mediterranean, Persian and Austrian cuisine, and guests can sit back and enjoy sweeping views of the city through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Then there’s the tenth-floor Monkey Bar, the perfect place to sip on an expertly mixed signature cocktail and watch the sunset from the bar’s leafy outdoor terrace. The surrounding area is full of culinary gems, too. The food court at the iconic KaDeWe department store offers a range of global specialities, while the surrounding area is home to more fantastic restaurants, like Feinberg’s with its tremendous Israeli cuisine. West of Breitscheidplatz, tucked away behind Kranzler Eck, The Barn at Café Kranzler serves a selection of its own coffee roasts – making it an ideal pitstop while shopping.
Discover Kurfürstendamm by foot from the hotel
A century ago, the area around Kurfürstendamm, now known as Berlin City West, was the hub of European nightlife, with all kinds of bars and restaurants throwing open their doors to a thrill-seeking public. Today, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin – nestled between ‘Ku’damm’ (as it’s known to the locals) and the KaDeWe department store – is equally immersed in cosmopolitan flair and surrounded by outstanding attractions.
Ku’damm starts at Breitscheidplatz, with the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, just a 200-metre walk from the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. The famous shopping street wends its way for over 3.5 km to Rathenauplatz, connecting the shops, boutiques and restaurants in City West with the elegant villas in Grunewald. The street is the route along which the prince (or ‘Kurfürst’) originally rode out to hunt.
Following the street south-east from Breitscheidplatz, you’ll find plenty of big-name stores and flagship outlets on both sides. Between the shops, cosy cafés invite you to stop for a while and relax. As you approach Olivaer Platz, 1.5 km from Breitscheidplatz, the shops become increasingly swanky – with famous global designers and top brands showcasing their wares at the impressive Haus Cumberland.
See the sights around 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Busy Ku’damm isn’t all the neighbourhood around the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church has to offer, however. The gates of the famous Zoological Garden are just around the corner from 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, and the zoo itself is next door to the expansive, leafy Tiergarten. Once inside the park, you can get lost for hours exploring the many trails, lakes and eateries. The retro Zoo Palast cinema is a great spot to catch a movie, and just a few hundred metres up the street, you can grab a table at the iconic Café Bleibtreu for coffee and cake.
West of Zoologischer Garten station, and easy to reach by foot from the hotel, you’ll find vibrant Savignyplatz, surrounded by the lively neighbourhood between Fasanenstraße and Schlüterstraße. This is where Berlin cool meets Parisian flair, with its café culture, little bars and small businesses that line the streets around Savignyplatz. The area’s adventurous international cuisine, particularly along Kantstraße, is famous throughout the city and beyond. Finally, no stay at the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin would be complete without a visit to a world-famous institution: the Kaufhaus des Westens, more commonly known as KaDeWe, is just five minutes’ walk away. Since 1908, this historic spot has been a firm fixture of the Berlin shopping landscape, selling products from top global designers and welcoming guests to an outstanding food court featuring culinary delights ranging from oysters and caviar to cheesecake.
Soak up the culture on Ku’damm
City West isn’t just a great spot to shop and indulge – it’s got plenty of culture to offer, too. The area around Zoologischer Garten station is a hotspot for arty attractions, including the Museum of Photography and Galerie Springer. The renowned Theater des Westens, boasting impressive architecture and incredible shows, is just around the corner from the station.
Finally, about 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, you’ll find a little spot that carries the torch for Berlin’s spontaneous, chaotic spirit: the evergreen Schwarzes Café. Entertaining guests since 1978, the eatery and drinking den is open 24 hours a day – just right for those staying at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin.