Run by the famous Spanish shoe brand, Casa Camper is a stylish boutique hotel neatly situated in the middle of Mitte’s hip fashion and culture district. Designed by Jordio Tio and Fernando Amat—the duo responsible for Barcelona’s iconic design store Vinçon—the devilishly good-looking interior is defined by clean lines and striking furniture set against rust-red walls. The rooms are deliberately minimal, with wooden floors and slick designer furnishings, but are decidedly comfortable and include eco-friendly touches such as bamboo flooring and water-recycling showers. As an unusual twist on the room minibar concept, the hotel offers a 24-hour buffet that is free for guests. There's also a high-end Asian tapas restaurant that is open to the public, and the hotel's prime location ensures easy access to the swanky drinking, dining, and shopping options in the neighborhood.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Casa Camper is in the happening part of Mitte, and the surrounding streets brim with independent boutiques and cafés. Mulackstrasse is home to Das Neue Schwartz, an upscale secondhand boutique, whereas Steinstrasse is the place for upscale restaurants and bars—Bar Saint Jean offers locally made spirits. The more commercial shops and attractions of Hackescher Markt, Museum Island, and Oranienburgerstrasse are a 15-minute walk away, as are the socialist charms of Alexanderplatz.
Need to Know
Rooms: 51 rooms and suites; from $220. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Dos Palillos is something of a foodie destination in the city. Run by Albert Raurich, former chef de cuisine at the world-famous El Bulli, it offers sublime Asian dishes served Spanish tapas–style. Up on the top floor of the hotel, Tentempié ("snack" in Spanish) has great views and a 24-hour buffet of hot and cold dishes. Spa and gym details: The hotel’s fitness center includes a sauna as well as a swish black-tiled gym.
Who's it for: Chic travelers seeking serious designer buzz for their buck, plus anyone wanting to sample the city’s trendier side. Our favorite rooms: All the rooms are visually enticing, but the suites have oodles of extra space—including a second bathroom. Plan ahead: Dos Palillos books up a week or two in advance; seats at the open kitchen allow diners to watch Albert Raurich and his colleagues work their nimble-fingered magic.