Hamzeh Alfarahneh

Michelberger Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:To attend A Hotel Life summit
  • When:August 2022
  • Who:Tansy (aka editor-in-chief) and I

"This hotel is in a league of its own "

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Michelberger Hotel Oh! Hello, just checked into Michelberger, and I'm already in love

Oh! Hello, just checked into Michelberger, and I'm already in love

Michelberger Hotel The gorgeous building dates back to 1906. Initially a factory, the building lived different lives, from a tannery, a wood processing plant, and a lighting company...

The gorgeous building dates back to 1906. Initially a factory, the building lived different lives, from a tannery, a wood processing plant, and a lighting company...

Michelberger Hotel Scattered around the hotel are these vitrines filled with found objects that are left behind or gifted to Michelberger by guests and friends

Scattered around the hotel are these vitrines filled with found objects that are left behind or gifted to Michelberger by guests and friends

Michelberger Hotel The lounge and cafe areas are large and inviting

The lounge and cafe areas are large and inviting

Michelberger Hotel Plus, the lounging area is super cozy and becomes lively at night. Many of the hotel guests are musicians; if you are lucky, you might be able to witness some live improv around the piano

Plus, the lounging area is super cozy and becomes lively at night. Many of the hotel guests are musicians; if you are lucky, you might be able to witness some live improv around the piano

Michelberger Hotel The bed appreciated after a long and delayed train ride from Amsterdam to Berlin

The bed appreciated after a long and delayed train ride from Amsterdam to Berlin

Michelberger Hotel Must try Michelberger's fountain of youth coconut water drink which is available during breakfast and sold at the bar

Must try Michelberger's fountain of youth coconut water drink which is available during breakfast and sold at the bar

Michelberger Hotel  Like everything here, the breakfast is wholesome and seasonal. A+ for the broad mix of choices and catering to multiple dietary needs

Like everything here, the breakfast is wholesome and seasonal. A+ for the broad mix of choices and catering to multiple dietary needs

Michelberger Hotel Up and ready for a full day of A Hotel Life adventures, planning and plotting with Tansy

Up and ready for a full day of A Hotel Life adventures, planning and plotting with Tansy

Michelberger Hotel  Girl boss in her element, we claimed this corner of the courtyard as our A Hotel Life HQ

Girl boss in her element, we claimed this corner of the courtyard as our A Hotel Life HQ

Michelberger Hotel Getting ready for dinner after a day full of strategy and team building

Getting ready for dinner after a day full of strategy and team building

Michelberger Hotel We had to try the restaurant at Michelberger. We were sold on the property's commitment to regenerative agriculture, reflected in the menu and dishes. For the occasion, Tansy and I invited our friends David and Alexa to break bread

We had to try the restaurant at Michelberger. We were sold on the property's commitment to regenerative agriculture, reflected in the menu and dishes. For the occasion, Tansy and I invited our friends David and Alexa to break bread

Michelberger Hotel Kid you not, this is the menu

Kid you not, this is the menu

Michelberger Hotel Fresh, organic, flavorsome, wholesome, refreshing, tantalizing, must I carry on?

Fresh, organic, flavorsome, wholesome, refreshing, tantalizing, must I carry on?

Michelberger Hotel We made a new friend

We made a new friend

Michelberger Hotel And bolstered existing friendships

And bolstered existing friendships

Michelberger Hotel Love how eclectic the hotel is, nothing feels forced, and every design element is placed with intent

Love how eclectic the hotel is, nothing feels forced, and every design element is placed with intent

Michelberger Hotel This courtyard is the life force behind Michelberger. We met so many amazing people and spent the day working and chilling

This courtyard is the life force behind Michelberger. We met so many amazing people and spent the day working and chilling

Michelberger Hotel The girls stopped by for a chat and coffee

The girls stopped by for a chat and coffee

Michelberger Hotel And got a chance to meet Nadine and Tom — the owners/founders/operators — of this establishment

And got a chance to meet Nadine and Tom — the owners/founders/operators — of this establishment

Michelberger Hotel You know what they say

You know what they say

Highs & Lows

  • Michelberger is the epitome of what it takes to have a "cool" hotel, with its dynamic cultural programming, innovative food concepts, awesome merch, and a soundtrack that keeps you in the groove

  • The team is passionate about providing a wholesome culinary experience to its guests, from organic, biodynamic, and sustainable products from Michelberger's farm and a network of local producers that share similar values — the food was delicious and flavorsome

  • For history buffs, the building — like most things in Berlin — had multiple reincarnations, a factory space in inception, the building was partially destroyed during World War II, restored in the 50s and 60s, then the GDR fitted the building to house administrative offices, then became vacant post-reunification until it became Michelberger

  • The hotel has two bedding systems. On the first to third floor, mattresses are made of sustainable fibers — from eucalyptus wood. On the fourth floor, a customized sleep experience is on offer from Nottinblú. I don't fully understand how the mattress responds to your movements. I tried it and love it

  • I only wish there was a gym with weights and machines. This said, there is a yoga studio with regular class schedules

Michelberger Hotel The lounge and cafe areas are large and inviting

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50
Michelberger Hotel Love how eclectic the hotel is, nothing feels forced, and every design element is placed with intent

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle hotel

  • Vibe

    Convivial and dynamic

  • Location

    Michelberger is on the east side of Berlin, an industrialized area lively day and night. The neighborhood is buzzing and full of cool cafes, awesome vintage shops, and places to experience culture

  • Rooms

    143 rooms, with multiple room types to choose from, and some rooms, are fitted with a sauna

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Easy-breezy

  • Future Forward

    I didn't see any single-use plastic on property, bathroom amenities in refillable bottles. Michelberger is big on cultural programming, and the community spirit is felt all over, plus the innovative gastronomical concept

  • Music

    An eclectic mix of sonic escape by indie musicians

  • Year Opened

    2009

  • Designed By

    Berlin designer Werner Aisslinger oversaw the opening, Michelberger was renovated in 2019 by London-based designer Jonathan Tuckey and Danish architect Sigurd Larsen

  • Health & Wellness

    Regular yoga and meditation classes on offer

  • Food

    Wholesome culinary offering from organic, biodynamic, and sustainable products from Michelberger's farm and a network of local producers and hunters. There is a restaurant, wine bar, bakery, and cafe on the premises

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The hotel is lively all day long, with various weekly happenings. On Friday night, there is usually a DJ spinning some tunes in the courtyard

  • Minibar & Retail

    Usual minibar suspects but all organic. There is cute retail vitrine of merch that you can purchase at the hotel

  • Accessibility

    Michelberger caters to the differently abled

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Great value and budget-friendly

  • Tel.

    +49 30 29778590

  • Website

    Visit website

Michelberger Hotel

Michelberger Hotel

Warschauer Str. 39-40, 10243 Berlin, Germany

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