Berlin has it all: incredible museums, a legendary nightlife scene, and great restaurants, and it's a city that's constantly evolving. Accommodation options range from traditional to funky to five-star; here, The Good Hotel Guide picks out five stylish options from their collection of hotels in Berlin.
Three buildings make up Circus, on the edge of the Mitte district, and house a hotel, a hostel and apartments. The hotel offers great value, with gorgeous contemporary rooms, and breakfast is conveniently served in the room or in the downstairs restaurant until 1pm. There's also a roof terrace and a restaurant serving modern German cuisine and craft beer.
2. Art'otel Berlin Mitte
Also in the Mitte district, next to the River Spree, the funky art'otel Berlin Mitte offers minimalist rooms decorated with works by local artist Georg Baselitz. Perks include Nespresso machines and Elemis toiletries in the bathrooms, and upgraded rooms offer more space and balconies. As well as a chic restaurant and bar, the hotel has a very good room service menu.
Set in an old townhouse in the Charlottenburg district, Bleibtreu Berlin was renovated along eco-friendly principles and the rooms, accessible via a glass lift, are beautifully appointed in soothing neutral shades. The hotel can arrange alternative therapy treatments, and there's an on-site herbal steam bath.
4. Nikolai Residence
Nikolai Residence is set in the oldest residential area of Berlin, Nikolai, in the Mitte district. The rooms feature a selection of contemporary works from German artist Elvira Bach and photographer Wolfgang Brückner, and are tastefully decorated in neutrals, purples and greys.
5. Honigmond Hotel
For those after something more ornate, Honigmond Hotel, set in a former tenement house dating from 1895, is elegantly colonial in style, with antique furniture, polished wood floors, patterned wallpaper and replica oil paintings. The rooms look out either onto an interior courtyard or the street, and there are also a number of one and two bedroom apartments with kitchens. Breakfast is a lavish continental affair.
This selection is taken from the Good Hotel Guide's Hotels in Germany.