Yasha Wallin

25 Hours Bikini Hotel

Berlin

by: Yasha Wallin

  • Why

    Staycation. A chance to explore the other side of Berlin.

  • When

    A lazy Sunday.

  • Who

    Me and my boo, Olli.

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Highs + Lows

  • The hotel is more of an experience than just a place to sleep. It’s an all encompassing adult playground where you’ll never be bored: you can spend hours in the bar watching people (and the animals), hang out in the lobby and work, walk around the public spaces outside, or go next door to the new Bikini Berlin.

  • The best way to see Berlin is on a bike and the hotel offers free rentals from the beautiful German brand Schindelhauer. When you get tired of pedaling, there are also free Mini Coopers to drive around.

  • Everything is themed around the zoo, so for a hotel located in the middle of an urban area, it feels very lush, green and lively.

  • The vibe is egalitarian and casual—most everyone will feel comfortable here. That’s clear when you walk around and see stylish ladies from the West rubbing elbows with Kreuzberg’s (Berlin’s Williamsburg) creatives and tourists from all over.

  • The design is well thought out and fun, down to the record player in the lobby and the soap dispensers that urge you to “stop the water while using me!”

  • Berlin is not known for their service and you’re reminded of that at the bar. The hospitality everywhere else in the hotel/restaurant is great, so hopefully the bartenders are just working out the kinks.

: 45/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Laid back boutique.

  • Vibe

    Designer meets urban jungle.

  • Location

    Berlin’s previously unhip West is quickly turning into a destination. The hotel is steps away from the Zoo U-Bahn station, once a pretty seedy area, now getting a breath of new life thanks to the hotel, the new Bikini Berlin “concept mall” next door and a renovated movie theater.

  • Rooms

    149

  • Music

    90's alternative. Not amazing.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Berlin local Werner Aisslinger.

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but an insane sauna with views of Tiergarten Park. Lovely.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, NENI, with a delicious menu designed for sharing.

  • Bar

    Yes, aptly named the Monkey Bar because it overlooks the chimpanzees, elephants and pelicans at the zoo next door.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free in the rooms and common areas.

  • Children

    Very kid friendly. If all else fails, take them across the street to the zoo.

  • Price

    High-end bohemian.

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25 Hours Bikini Hotel

Budapester Str. 40, 10787 Berlin, Germany

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