This trendy German city has long attracted bright young things in search of a more bohemian lifestyle – and if you’re planning a visit, these are the best hotels in Berlin.
Up there with the likes of Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Florence, Berlin is one of the best city break destinations in Europe. With return flights from as little as £80 and frequent services from airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways, Berlin offers an excellent escape, whether you have a weekend to spare, or more.
Cultural breaks here should, of course, feature a street-art tour, since Berlin is famous for its graffiti and vibrant murals. Then there’s the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Berlin’s reunification. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy some live music, whether at the Berliner Philharmonie or even from the comfort of your hotel, if you’ve booked a stay at Oriana.
For something grand, Hotel de Rome is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city – there’s a rooftop terrace with a view, an Italian restaurant in homage to its namesake and a swimming pool in the former jewel vaults.
Just as opulent is Regent, right next to Berlin’s concert hall and with dazzling interiors: lots of marble, chandeliers and plush sofas. Or check in to SO/Berlin Das Stue, a fashionable hotel with a three-storey library, dapper staff and period details.
Here are some of our favourite Berlin hotels for a cultural city break this year. (Hotel de Rome)